Art Sanchez and fellow creative Miguel de Olaso, Macgregor have been working on delivering 4K and 8K video via a technique they have invented called Quicklapse.

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.

8K video – Son Brull Hotel&Spa – architecture motion photography from Macgregor on Vimeo.

We spent two weeks searching for the best lighting conditions that could accurately and artistically represent the Son Brull hotel.

For this project we decided to acquire the majority of the shots with the Quicklapse technique, shooting at 8K 12bit raw in order to get the highest image quality available to date. We used Hasselblad and Nikon lenses.

The final piece was mastered and delivered in 4K resolution.

Developing the Quicklapse technique

Main 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&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 for this project?

-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.

Please read the full behind the scenes Blog post over at Sanchez-Olaso “Developing the Quicklapse technique” to catch up on how to do a Quicklapse.

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