Amazingly beautiful 10K timelapse of Brazil (video)

22 Aug 2015

Witness Rio de Janeiro in stunning a 10K timelapse film

Big screen this, you won’t be disappointed. Timelapse photographer Joe Capra has created an amazing video out of photography of the wonderful Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro with a resolution most computers aren’t yet built for.

Capra, also known as Scientifantastic, took advantage of the power of the Phase One IQ180 camera to capture this stunning video and shared it on Vimeo.

“This footage comes from some shots I did while shooting 4K and 8K timelapses in Rio De Janeiro for a major electronics manufacturer. Each shot is comprised of hundreds of individual still images, each weighing in at a whopping 80 megapixels. Each individual raw frame measures 10328×7760 pixels.”


He said each shot was very minimally processed and includes curves input sharpening and saturation adjustments.

Each shot starts off with the full resolution scaled down to fit within a 1920×1080 resolution (14pc).

“The next shot in each shot sequence is the full resolution shot scaled to 50pc, so basically zooming in quite a bit. From there we go into the full resolution shot scaled to 100pc, which is an extreme zoom/crop. As you can see, the quality and detail holds up extremely well, it’s pretty amazing.”

We agree. The results are absolutely stunning. Remember, full screen people!

10328×7760 – A 10K Timelapse Demo from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo.

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