March 2nd, 2015
Art Sanchez, sent me a link to this video today which illustrates a new technique that Art and Miguel de Olaso have developed recently they call Quicklapse that allows them to obtain 8K video resolution. Art and Miguel want to share this new technique with the PFRE community because they believe it is particularly well adapted to shooting objects that don’t involve a lot of movement – like architecture.
Art and Miguel have written a detailed description of their technique on their Blog. The following is a summary of the technique:
The Quicklapse technique is a way to generate ultra high resolution real time video. By capturing continuous bursts of still images and applying interpolation algorithms in post-production to fill up the missing frames we are able to create unsurpassed video quality.
Advantages of Quicklapse:
- High resolution and rich colour imagery: real time video with photographic quality.
- Full frame 24x36mm sensor= good in low light conditions, optimal lens coverage specially with wide angles and tilt and shift lenses.
Disadvantages of Quicklapse:
- Tedious and slow workflow derived by working with such an enormous images and raw formats not developed for video.
- A limiting factor: fast moving objects can be a problem, such as trees or water splashes.
Why choosing Quicklapse over traditional high end video?
- Higher resolution files for a much better stabilization and perspective correction, ideal for a 8K or 4K finish.
- Excellent performance: dynamic range, low noise, raw flexibility and great color science
- Lighter camera setup, offering more stability when using complex multi-axis motion control rigs.
- Photographic post-production color correction workflow: it becomes easier to emulate the architectural photography look.
For complete details and history on Quicklapse see the complete article on the Sanchez&Olaso blog.