Tokyo 150 Gigapixels | 8,000 images stitched with Autopano Giga 3 | Autopano Giga 3を使用し、8000カットをスティッチング


Monday 5 August 2013

A newly published 360-degree gigapixel panorama of Tokyo is the largest ever photo created of Tokyo and the second largest photo in the world (the first largest photo is London 320 Gigapixels) which is 600,000 pixels wide. The final image, made up from nearly 8,000 individual photos stitched together with the help of Autopano Giga software from Kolor, shows a full 360 degree view of Tokyo in incredible detail. Shot by photographer and 360Cities founder Jeffrey Martin over a period of six hours from the roof of the lower observation deck of the Tokyo Tower, the panoramic image allows viewers to explore the city  in this one photograph.

Quick facts

Photographer and image creator: Jeffrey Martin
600,000 x 300,000 – pixel size of full spherical image including sky
150 – the number gigapixels in the photo
8000 – the number of individual images shot
2 – the number of days it took to shoot all the individual photos
12 – the number of weeks over which the computer processed the final result
36,000 – times bigger than a typical (5 megapixel) camera phone photo resolution
100 (328) – the number of meters (feet) long if printed in normal photographic resolution
50 (164) – the number of feet high if printed in normal photographic resolution
20th – The floor at the XYZ Tower where the photos were taken
30 – number of kilometres distant to the viewable horizon

Technical information

A Canon 7D camera and a Canon 400mm f5.6 L lens were used to shoot the Tokyo gigapixel panorama. The rig was mounted on a Clauss Rodeon VR Head ST robotic panorama head and positioned at three secure locations around the tower to make the shoot. The raw images were then processed over a multiweek period using Fujitsu Technology Solutions’ Celsius R920 workstation with 192GB of RAM and 12 cores, and Autopano Giga panorama stitching software from Kolor, The resulting online interactive version of the photo is presented in multi-layered, tiled resolution that permits zooming in to view extreme details, and is composed of millions of individual image tiles.

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