Patagonia 8K: Southern Chile and Argentina like you've never seen them before! (video)

Patagonia 8K timelapse
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Martin Heck at Timestorm Films, who we featured in the past because of his work capturing the beautiful eruption of the Calbuco volcano in Chile, has created another short film film highlighting the majesty of the Patagonia region in southern Chile and Argentina. The film, called Patagonia 8K because it was shot using super-high-resolution cameras resulting in 8K footage (most HD TVs are still on 1080p -- 8K contains sixteen times more pixels, or 33.18 megapixels), was shot over 6 weeks, with Martin travelling over 7500 kilometers (4,660 miles) from Santiago to Punta Arenas.

There were roughly 100,000 still frames that were photographed and then combined (over 4 terabytes of pictures) to created this timelapse film. But the true beauty doesn't come from the technical aspects, but from the very special Nature Show that Martin got to witness. Check it out:

If you have a big, high-resolution monitor, I recommend that you watch full-screen in the highest resolution that your screen can support (the Youtube version goes to 4K, but the original footage was shot in 8K).

Here is the list of equipment that was used by Martin Heck to shoot this beautiful film:

-Pentax 645Z
-Pentax 25mm f4
-Pentax 55mm f2.8
-Pentax 120mm f4 macro
-eMotimo TB3 Black
-Dynamic Perception Stage One [with customized carbon rods]

If you like watching 'making of' documentaries showing how films were made, I've got something for you:

In it you can not only see Martin at work, but you can also see some very pretty footage that didn't make the cut for the official Patagonia 8K video.

Via Vimeo

Patagonia 8K: Southern Chile and Argentina like you've never seen them before! (video)
Nature can be so majestic, day and night. Sometimes it's worth taking the time to appreciate it.

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