The new Canon 5DsR is already known for its crazy large megapixel count. At just over 50 megapixel, it is currently the highest megapixel full-frame DSLR on the market. The file size of each detail packed raw file is around 60mb. That’s about 16 images per gigabyte of card space. Now imagine 825 images being combined into one super sized panorama. That’s what David Bergman did when he created a 20,000 megapixel image of Yankee stadium.
In order to take such a large panorama, David used a Gigapan Epic Pro robotic mount to attach the Canon 5dsR. He then tells the unit where the top left and bottom right of the image is. From here, the unit calculates how many images need to be taken while allowing for a 25-30 percent overlap.
Once all the images are done, they now need to be stitched together. This is where the majority of the work comes into play. Although the software will auto stitch the images together, every single seem needs to be looked at and analyzed to assure the stitching is correct. When stitching panoramas of moving subjects, you can get ghosting and overlaps from people moving between exposures.
When the image was complete, it was turned into a 130-foot long, 20-foot high print that was put on display at the Canon Expo in NYC.
Who here has done a super large panorama? What did you do with it? How large was it?