12K timelapse of Los Angeles shot with Phase One camera shows off the power of high-resolution


posted Monday, July 11, 2016 at 3:55 PM EST


Los Angeles-based photographer Joe Capra has shot a native 12K -- yes, 12K! -- ultra high-resolution time-lapse in his home city. Are you wondering what can you do with three times more resolution than your standard 4K Ultra HD file? Well, even if your final output source is much lower-res, you can be a lot more flexible when in post-production.

The video is designed to demonstrate how much data you have available to work with when using the new timelapse mode in the Phase One XF system. This mode was recently added via a software update.

Capra used the 100-megapixel Phase One XF IQ3 100MP camera system, which you can read more about here. As you can see in the video below, rather than have to rely on zooming in during the capture of still images, you can use the 12K resolution footage to your advantage, and crop in when editing. That level of creative freedom is very cool indeed!

It's not all great news when recording 12K timelapse footage though. As Capra told Fstoppers, there were some issues. The project required around 32TB of total storage and was incredibly taxing on computer hardware -- every scene took a whopping six to ten hours to render. For more information on the various difficulties, see the Fstoppers article.

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(Seen via Fstoppers