Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP)
Plenoptic cameras together with advanced light-field rendering enable depth-of-field effects that go far beyond the capabilities of classical imaging. We present a generalized depth-of-field light-field rendering method that allows arbitrarily shaped objects to be all-in-focus while the surrounding fore- and background is consistently rendered out-of-focus based on adjusted focal plane and aperture settings. Our approach generates correct occlusion boundaries which is not possible with a simple image blending technique. It does not rely on dense depth-estimation and allows presenting complex scenes with new visual effects.