Want to see what a 10K time-lapse video looks like? Look no further than the video above. Titled “10328×7760: A 10K Timelapse Demo,” it was created by Los Angeles-based photographer Joe Capra, a guy who specializes in ultra-high-definition time-lapse photography.
If you don’t have a 10K display handy, don’t worry: the video zooms in to show you the level of quality the video has.
“I tried to keep the shots as close to raw as possible so you may see some dust spots, noise, and manual exposure changes I made while shooting,” Capra says. “Each shot was very minimally processed and included curves, input sharpening, saturation adjustments.”
Each of the 5 shot sequences starts off with a full resolution view of the entire scene, scaled down to fit 1080p (a 14% scale). The next shot is a 50% scale to show more detail. Finally, we’re treated to a number of 100% zooms showing the full extend of the detail captured in the time-lapse.
As an example, here is the first shot seen in the time-lapse, zoomed out all the way to show the whole scene:
…and here’s the 100% zoomed-in view that shows a small little section at the top of the hill:
“As you can see, the quality and detail holds up extremely well, it’s pretty amazing,” writes Capra. “You can literally get about 8-10 solid 1920×1080 shots out of a single shot. You can also get about 5-6 solid 4K shots out of a single shot.”