You can consider yourself to be rather popular and successful, when your work of art get imitated all over the world. Guillaume Reymond, the mad genius whose “Human Tetris”, “Human Pole Position” and “Human Space Invaders” have spawned many imitations, good and bad, and some ugly ones, has at last followed up the series with “Human Pac-Man.”
To create this video, 111 humans acted as pixels, moving from seat to seat over four hours at the Trafo cinema in Baden, Switzerland, on Aug. 28, 2010. Creative people with crazy ideas. We need more of ‘em in this world to make the world more fun.
Redrock Micro, the company that develops accessories for movie cameras, has also released new add-ons for the latest DSLR-cameras that are capable of shooting HD-quality videos. Their latest range of products called “Nano” kits will turn your camera into a film-making rig, and cheap too!
Remember when we talked about that 70 Billion-pixel photo of Budapest? Well the photo above is the robotic setup that captured the big ass photo. I guess you can say that any decent D-SLR camera would be able to pull this out. The one that is actually gorgeous would be those pair of 400mm Minolta. Porn for photography?
It’s not like everyone can fork out hard cold $1,400 just to get some home-made 3D videos. But if you’re a Lumix camera owner, this sure is a great time. The Micro Four Thirds lens is applying the exact same concept of Panasonic’s HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder, which uses an interchangeable 3D lens that affixes to the standard Lumix G-Series, giving you direct access to 3D photography! Gosh, what an exciting time this is! Compatible models will be announced soon, so get ready to get yourself a Lumix camera if you don’t have, as Panasonic stated that this prototype lens will be coming by the end of the year! 3D Christmas anyone?
Showing off your 18-Megapixel camera? Pfff! Make way please! Here’s a 70 Billion Pixel for you! Teaming up is Epson, Microsoft, and Sony, and their result is the stunning panoramic photo over 590,000 pixel wide and 121,000 pixel tall. Cannot comprehend how big or small is that? We’ll use typical printing standard of 300DPI. How big would that be if you actually print it? 156m wide by 31m high. Er… Longer than your bloody football field. Haha!
Using 2 units of Sony A900 bodies (duh!) with Minolta 400mm f4.5 APO G lenses with a 1.4x teleconverter mounted on a sturdy stand and custom-designed robotic head, a bunch of Hungarians manage to create the world’s highest-resolution 360 degree panoramic photo to date. The stunning photo was taken at the highest point in Budapest, Hungary.
The setup at the summit took 3 hours, but the photo processing took 2 full days to complete! Woot! The machine used to process the photo is a Dell T750 with 2 quad-core Xeon processors, 24GB of memory, and 6TB of HDD. And the result? A whooping 200GB of photo!
In all seriousness, Epson could not possibly have printed the whole humongous photo. I though they’ll do it for the lulz, but they didn’t. Too bad. It’ll be extremely epic if they do. However, they scaled it down to a 15m wide print from a downsized, 1.5-gigapixel copy, which is sitting snuggly at the Erzsébut lookout station in Budapest.
When it comes to quality tripod, many would not know of the brand Fotopro. Gorillapod has been the known brand to mult-limbed mini tripods for many casual photographers. But Fotopro’s new RM-110 flexible tripod ‘Spide’ seemed to be a good challenger.
Canon has filed a new patent in the name of photography. The latest published Canon patent application (USPTO Appl. No. 12/630,594) reveals a method for altering exposure values at pixel level, which would allow Canon to construct a camera that captures a much wider dynamic range with a solitary image, unlike previously which requires photographers to capture the same subject in multiple exposure levels and then photoshopped.