Blow out to full screen and crank up the screen resolution to witness the cutting edge of photography in this video that shows off the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera. Each shot in this timelapse of Rio de Janeiro is composed of hundreds of individual still images at a massive 80 megapixels each, with individual raw frames measuring 10328×7760 pixels.
That’s 10 times more than the 1080 pixels that Vimeo (or most HD TVs) can support. If you look closely, you can almost see the cocaine deals going down. Such extreme resolution allows amazing flexibility in post-production. Photographer Joe Capra says it’s possible to get about 8–10 solid 1920×1080 shots out of a single shot, and even 5–6 solid 4K shots out of a single shot. Each shot sequence starts off with the full resolution footage scaled down to fit within a 1920×1080 resolution (14% scale).
The next shot is the full resolution shot scaled to 50% – that’s a big zoom. From there we go into the full resolution shot scaled to 100%, which is an extreme zoom/crop. It’s all a great way to keep track of the neighborhood while you’re on vacation.