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FORGET 4K and 8K. Video’s Here At 10K!

FORGET 4K and 8K. Video’s Here At 10K!

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

“10328 X 7760 – A 10K Timelapse Demo” is a video put together by showcasing the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 digital back with which it was shot. Play this video full screen with HD ON!  The PhaseOne IQ180 is a whopping 80MP image making monster strutting its stuff.  This is probably the most impressive time-lapse I have seen since I saw my first.

This footage comes from shots created by Joe Capra 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 x 7760 pixels.  Wow, now those are BIG files!

Each shot was minimally processed and included slight adjustments to curves, input sharpening, saturation adjustments. Sadly, Vimeo’s h264 compression really kills alot of the fine detail. No noise reduction was done on any of the shots. Mr. Capra says he tried to keep the shots as close to raw as possible so you may see some dust spots, noise, and manual exposure changes he made while shooting.

For a final video edit, of course these adjustments would be smoothed out and fixed. Normally Joe Capra runs shots where he manually change exposure during the shot through LRTimelapse, but unfortunately the program can’t seem to handle such huge raw files the PhaseOne IQ180 produces!  Joe Capra also reports that he had to loop some shots in order to have enough runtime to do some zooms, so must apologize if see a jump in the footage here and there.

Each shot sequence starts off with the full resolution footage scaled down to fit within a 1920 x 1080 resolution (a minuscule 14% scale!). The next shot in each shot sequence is the full resolution shot scaled to 50%, zooming in quite a bit.  From there he goes into the full resolution shot scaled to 100%, which is an extreme zoom/crop. As you can see, the quality and detail holds up extremely well. This whole thing, well, it’s pretty amazing.

Joe Capra wanted to show a couple things with this demo video. First, the extreme resolution of medium format in general and the PhaseOne IQ180 in particular. Second, the amazing amount of flexibility this resolution allows for in post production. You can literally get 8-10 solid 1920 x 1080 cropped shots out of a single full  PhaseOne IQ180 frame. Believe it or not, that also translates for you 4k shooters into 5-6 solid 4K shots out of that same single PhaseOne IQ180 frame!  Unbelievable.

Joe says if you enjoyed his demo video, please feel free to pass it around and share it. If you enjoy Joe Capra’s work, and want to see some of his other work, including the full Rio video, you can find Joe Capra on all the social media outlets or at his website


Music: Licensed from
Artist: Tony Anderson
Song: Hold On

All footage and stills used in this story are Copyright Joe Capra – Scientifantastic 2015, and are used with permission.

Joe sends special thanks to his local Rio producer/assistant/badass Jose Olimpio ( )


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Chuck Jones

Digital Media Producer, Photographer, Video Storyteller, Cinemagraph Master. Only Semi-Reformed Hippy. Managing Editor of http://TheCameraForum.Com

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