This Mesmerizing 12K Video Of A New York City Flyover Is A Cinematic Masterpiece

by 8 months ago

12K video New York flyover

Visit New York City without ever leaving your couch by watching this jaw-dropping video of Gotham by aerial cinematographer Phil Holland. While most are happy with the crispness of a 4K video, Holland skipped filming in 8K and went all the way to 12K resolution despite there not even being a television even capable of broadcasting in 12K.

The mesmerizing flyover video of New York City was executed with some serious equipment. Holland rigged a Shootover K1 Hammerhead 6-axis gyro stabilized gimbal on a helicopter to ensure steady shots. He attached three RED Monstro 8K VistaVision cameras with Tokina’s low-light 35mm T1.5 lenses to capture a beautiful panoramic footage.

The videos were meshed together to create a 12K by 8K footage, which is 48.5 times the resolution of HD 1080p. The incredible 48fps film is so detail-filled that each frame is equivalent to 100 megapixels with a sensor size of approximately 645 Medium Format Film.

TAGS12KcinematographyNew York CityNYCPhil Holland