Hyper Realistic Virtual Lighting System for Video Productions/Photography
Having the correct lighting is an important aspect of video production, not only does it allow video creators to light the subject of the video correctly - ensuring the absence of distracting shadows or unnecessary reflections on reflective objects, it also allows content creators to convey the right artistic expression. The requirements of selecting the correct lighting temperature, strength (light intensity), and lighting effects are determined by the lighting arrangement and the way lighting is applied at the location, making it difficult to modify what has already been shot in post-production. Therefore, lighting modifications require reshoots, which require a lot of effort and cost.
For a typical video production involving a single subject, the lighting set-up is typically a three-point lighting arrangement to produce a three-dimensional (3D) lighting effect. This three-point lighting comprises the main light, fill light, and finally, background light.
This technology offer comprises a specialised lighting apparatus that constitutes a set of light emitters and light receivers, and matching/modelling software that maps the reflectance of the object and the background to allow lighting conditions to be changed post-production in a realistic manner, preserving the texture and natural lighting effect between the foreground and background. This technology makes it possible to create images as desired by the creator without the need for special equipment or knowledge of lighting, from a single specialised light.