Ultra-high resolution time-lapse films just keep getting more and more extreme. The latest example is a 12K film of Los Angeles, with images so sharp they almost hurt the human eye. You read that right, Scientifantastic captured the streets of the City of Angels with three times the resolution of existing 4K Ultra HD content. Furthermore, each frame of the film has no less than 100 megapixels.
Scientifantastic’s Joe Capra says having the ability to shoot in such extreme resolution “allows you much more creative freedom and flexibility in post production. You can punch in extremely far into a scene while maintaining massive amounts of detail.” Unfortunately, sometimes Capra’s “punching into scenes” can be a little too aggressive and excessive, making the film hard to watch for people who may experience motion sickness.
But other than that, the time-lapse Joe captured with his Phase One XF IQ3 100MP is beyond marvelous. Its extreme level of detail lets viewers experience Los Angeles as if they were floating above it, making his previous 10K Rio de Janeiro-video immediately seem out of date.