In the Future, Focusing May Happen During Post


"I'll fix it in post!" It's the call of a photographer or videographer that's probably not up to snuff with his shooting techniques. You know the type.  They use Photoshop for everything, dramatically changing their photos in a way that could have been done better with the correct light placement or proper shooting.

  In the future - at least as Adobe sees it - even focusing will be able to be done in the post processing phase.  The company recently presented some pretty amazing technology.  Sadly for this video, they did it in the most boring way possible.

The new tech uses a microlens array that captures thousands of different images.  Using those thousands of images, the folks at Adobe can focus the image to any point they want.  In the video example, they shift focus from foreground to background with ease.