I didn't bother watching the video, but regarding ignoring the laws of physics and everything in focus, research in non optical imaging systems using electromagnetic imagers (no glass) allows for nearly perfect capture of incoming electromagnetic energy (light), with 100% of everything in perfect focus and no diffraction limitations.
Whether this can be done in an affordable and transportable system remains to be seen ... but the idea is intriguing.
Lots of things can be done with optical systems if one samples the whole light field. Here is a place to start http://graphics.stanford.edu/papers/lfcame...mera-150dpi.pdf
Some more recent reports:
1. Park, JH; Hong, K; Lee, B
Recent progress in three-dimensional information processing based on integral imaging
APPLIED OPTICS, 48 (34): H77-H94 DEC 1 2009
2. Levoy, M; Zhang, Z; Mcdowall, I
Recording and controlling the 4D light field in a microscope using microlens arrays
JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY-OXFORD, 235 (2): 144-162 AUG 2009
3. Brady, DJ; Hagen, N
Multiscale lens design
OPTICS EXPRESS, 17 (13): 10659-10674 JUN 22 2009
4. Raskar, R; Agrawal, A; Wilson, CA; et al.
Glare aware photography: 4D ray sampling for reducing glare effects of camera lenses
ACM TRANSACTIONS ON GRAPHICS, 27 (3): Art. No. 56 AUG 2008
5. Fuchs, C; Heinz, M; Levoy, M; et al.
Combining confocal imaging and descattering
COMPUTER GRAPHICS FORUM, 27 (4): 1245-1253 JUN 2008
6. Levin, A; Fergus, R; Durand, F; et al.
Image and depth from a conventional camera with a coded aperture
ACM TRANSACTIONS ON GRAPHICS, 26 (3): Art. No. 70 JUL 2007