Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has developed a new 3D electronic holography production technology doing away with lasers or darkrooms.
Based on integral photography, moving objects can be taken on video under normal lighting conditions with a fly-eye lens and then be displayed as color holograms. Conventional holography techniques require objects to be shot with red, green and blue lasers separately in darkrooms, making the filming of moving objects impossible.
The new holograms can be viewed in color 3D video in real time, but image size is currently 1cm only as the holography has a 3D viewing angle of just 2°. The NICT says it plans to be able to present 4cm images by 2011.