Light Field camera developer Lytro announces $60 million round of funding, production ready technology, and partnership with Within.
Light field camera maker Lytro recently announced its latest round of funding of $60MM, led by Blue Pool Capital, with participation from EDBI, Foxconn, Huayi Brothers and Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood. All existing investors including Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, GSV, North Bridge and Qualcomm Ventures also participated in the round.
Moon,” the first 360 live action VR piece with 6DoF was created by Lytro to demonstrate the possibilities of their tech and team through the first steps of production.
Lytro CEO Jason Jason Rosenthal also announced that Lytro Immerge system is production ready while also saying the value the are bringing to the market.
-Represents first live action capture system that allows for Six Degrees of Freedom
-Provides the highest quality and highest resolution — greater than 6K per eye — on the market that enables high-end VR productions to future proof their content
-Allows for true presence: everything in the headset reacts as it should in the real world
-Seamlessly blends the physical and digital worlds, essential for the future of VR and Mixed Reality.
Lytro announced yesterday that its Immerge VR camera was used by Chris Milk’s Within to shoot a project currently in post-production.
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