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Hamburg 100 Gigapixels | 54,000 images stitched with Autopano Giga

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Holger Schulze and OTTO (one of the most successful e-commerce companies in Germany), are at the origin of Hamburg 100 Gigapixels. This project aims to show citizens of Hamburg how beautiful, exciting and versatile the city is.
The final image, made up from nearly 54,000 individual photos stitched together with the help of Autopano Giga software, shows a full 360 degree view of Hamburg in incredible detail.

Photo spot

Photos were taken from the St. Nicolai Church where a lift can take visitors to a 75.3 metre-high platform to enjoy the view over Hamburg.

Watch the post production worflow:

Specifications

A Canon 7D camera and a Canon 400mm f5.6 L lens were used to shoot this gigapixel panorama. The camera was mounted on a Clauss Rodeon VR Head ST robotic panorama head. To render the project, they used a Fujitsu computer with the following specifications:
· 2 Intel XEON E5 processors with altogether 72 kernels
· 512GB main memory
· 1 NVDIA Quadro M6000 graphics card with GPU of 12 GB RAM
· 6 TB Memory
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