Dubai does it bigger again – 45 Gigapixels

June 17th, 2010 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Amazing photo of Dubai  (this was shot on the morning of 23rd April) by the GigaPan, a project that consists of three elements:

  • a robotic camera that captures very high-resolution panoramic images using a standard digital camera (gigapixel and up);
  •  a long with custom software for constructing very high-resolution gigapixel panoramas;
  •  a new type of website for exploring, sharing and commenting on gigapixel panoramas and the detail  users will discover within 

4,250 individual shots taken with a Canon 7D and the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L zoom at 400mm. Total shooting time circa 3 hours 30 minutes, in 37C heat (that’s the temperature in the shade – the camera and lens were almost too hot to touch at the end of this).

Gigapan EPIC Pro.

Autopano Giga software.

Gigapan uploader.

PC – i7-920, 12GB RAM, 2x 300GB Velociraptors (not RAID).used a 2TB disk !


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