This is the first timelapse shot on the new 102-megapixel Fujifilm GFX100

May 27, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This is the first timelapse shot on the new 102-megapixel Fujifilm GFX100

May 27, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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It seems that every time a new super high-resolution camera is released, one of the first samples we see of it in use is a timelapse. And the Fuji GFX100 announced a few days ago certainly qualifies under that “super high-resolution” qualifier. So, here’s the obligatory timelapse, and it’s an absolute beauty.

The timelapse, titled Hermes, was created by Emmy-nominated timelapse photographer Beno Saradzic to test out the capabilities of a prototype of the new camera and see what it can really do. He says that after being offered the chance to shoot with it, he didn’t even let them finish the sentence before grabbing the camera – which was one of only seven in the world at the time.

I quickly scoured for rooftops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, shooting whatever scenery was in sight. I was dying to see what a 12k sensor could produce. I was expecting impressive results, but nothing prepared me for the images I was seeing at on my 4k monitor, blown up at 100%.

– Beno Saradzic

While the final video uploaded to Vimeo is a mere 4K, the original 12K images would fill a dozen 4K monitors at 100% resolution. To even be able to render out the video from his system, he had to downscale to 8K. Rendered on a dual Intel Xeon CPU workstation with 24 cores, a pair of Nvidia Titans and 128GB of RAM, he says that it screamed “in agonising pain for several hours” to render it out and encode it to h.265.

Fujifilm also released a five minute behind the scenes video, following Beno’s journey and how he created this pretty epic timelapse.

YouTube video

No matter how high-resolution cameras get, we always think we’re happy. We always think we’ll never need more megapixels. And, if we’re honest with ourselves, that’s probably true. But sometimes, you know you want it, just for the versatility it can offer. And if you depend on that versatility to keep a roof over your head, then a want can easily become a need.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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8 responses to “This is the first timelapse shot on the new 102-megapixel Fujifilm GFX100”

  1. Clement RENAUT Avatar
    Clement RENAUT

    And what couldn’t be done with less megapixels ?

    1. Mezame Shashin-ka Avatar
      Mezame Shashin-ka

      You couldn’t take photos with more megapixels of course.

    2. Marcin Pietrzak Avatar
      Marcin Pietrzak

      Or … showing off that u have camera for only 9,999,-

      1. Guzzto Avatar
        Guzzto

        It’s cheap for a Medium format system However large format commercial and Fine Art prints is where this camera shines, The Uber High res video is kind of redundant when nobody owns the equipment to fully appreciate it (people will watch this clip on their phones no doubt)

    3. foljs Avatar
      foljs

      Higher resolution. With less megapixels you wouldn’t have as high a resolution.

  2. Xystren Avatar
    Xystren

    I guess I won’t “get it” until I have a dozen 4k monitors to view it on…

    Regardless, some nice footage. I found the kaleidoscope section distracting – found that it kind of ruined the rest. An interesting concept none the less, I just don’t feel it was executed that well in this instance.

    When I get my dozen 4k monitors, I might have another opinion.

  3. John Wojciechowski Avatar
    John Wojciechowski

    Can never have enough pixels. The more, the merrier.

  4. Mike Grittani Avatar
    Mike Grittani

    Me: “Cool!”
    *Proceeds to watch in portrait orientation on smartphone*