Okay, so about 80% of the time, I’m here to tell you that resolution doesn’t really matter ALL that much. That there are other parts of the image that matter more and make an image come to life. That technical specifications like resolution and how many, “K’s” you’ve got shouldn’t be part of the initial conversation when choosing a camera.
Well, forget about that.
Look, when you’re watching a 12k Time-Lapse, you have to just ignore all of that mumbo-jumbo. 12k is a LOT of resolution. It’s so much resolution in fact that, with a 1080p render, you’re able to get an overflowing handful of shots out of one take. Even with a Raw DSLR timelapse, it’s really tough to get 12k footage. So how did Joe Capra of Scientifantastic do it?
The Phase One XF 100MP body.
Phase One uses a 100 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor,developed in partnership with Sony. With those 100Megapixels which translates into 11616×8708, you’re able to do some pretty incredible things. Joe told me that, “most shots zoom into about 80%, but some got to about 90-95%” and he found that even at 100% most shots were fine, unless they were shot at a higher ISO.
With the camera doing so much work for you, you’d think that it might be difficult to use, but Capra said that’s far from the truth. “The camera is very intuitive to use. It has a large touchscreen on the back of the camera that can be used to easily change and control all aspects of the camera. There is also another LCD screen on the top of the camera with additional screens for the different modes available on the XF System, including Timelapse, HDR, and Focus Stacking. This camera really is a pleasure to use.”
So the verdict is in! If you’re deciding between a new luxury car and a camera, you should strongly consider the Phase One XF 100MP.
Stop by Joe’s Vimeo page and send him a like. He spent three or four weeks shooting timelapses almost every night, and that dedication is on full display in this beautiful video.
Check out Joe's other featured videos in planet5D:
- Watch This 10K Timelapse Demo Showcasing the Extreme Resolution of the Phase One IQ180 Camera
- Another Incredible Time-Lapse: “Two Lands” by Joe Capra
- Stunning Australian Gold Coast Timelapse with a 5D Mk III and a Helicopter
- Shooting a timelapse in 10k – can it be accomplished? Joe Capra's “Rio” shows you how
- A Friday Fantastic Film – “Midnight Sun | Iceland”
PHASED | LA
This 12K Timelapse of L.A. Was Shot with a 100MP Camera
Want to see what the 100-megapixel Phase One XF 100MP medium format camera is capable of? Check out this amazing 12K time-lapse video of Los Angeles, shot by Joe Capra of Scientifantastic.
Capra is a Los Angeles-based photographer who specializes in ultra-high-definition time-lapse photography. Back in February 2015, he released a 10K time-lapse of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, shot using an 80MP Phase One camera kit. Now that Phase One offers even more resolution, Capra is taking his time-lapses to yet another level.
See full article at PetaPixel “This 12K Timelapse of L.A. Was Shot with a 100MP Camera”
(cover photo credit: snap from video)