Award-winning, Emmy-nominated time-lapse photographer and Fujifilm ambassador, Beno Saradzic tested the new GFX100 102-megapixel medium format mirrorless camera, ultimately creating this awesome three minute time-lapse titled HERMES.
"I quickly scoured for rooftops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, shooting whatever scenery was in sight. I was dying to see what a 12k sensor could produce. I was expecting impressive results, but nothing prepared me for the images I was seeing at on my 4k monitor, blown up at 100%. The clarity, sharpness, vibrance and the resolution of the photos produced by the GFX100 is absolutely astounding. I thought I'd never need a camera above and beyond 50 megapixels. I was so wrong. I don't see myself shooting with anything less than 100 megapixels now."
So just how big are the images taken with the GFX100? Saradzic says that you could fill a rectangular grid of twelve 4k monitors with just one picture taken on the camera. Images captured with the GFX100 are natively 12K, so he had to downsample and master it at 8K. Rendered on a dual Intel Xeon CPU workstation with 24 cores, a pair of Nvidia Titans and 128GB of RAM, Saradzic says that it screamed “in agonising pain for several hours” to render it out and encode it to h.265.
Here’s a behind the scene video by Fujifilm on how Saradzic shot the time-lapse: