Probably the must unusual video you'll see this week: Dubai Airport in glorious 360 degree 4K

Written by Andy Stout

dubai360.comWe make that about 21.30 promises to enable viewers to explore Dubai from anywhere in the world utilising state of the art 360 degree multimedia. The sneak preview — a ‘Little Planet’ video taken with four Canon 1Dxs from the top of the control tower at Dubai International Airport — already has our attention.

Shot over a 30 hour period, the timelapse video shows over 1000 planes landing, taking off, and taxiing at the airport. It was captured using four synchronised Canon 1Dx cameras mounted with Canon EF 8-15mm f4 L USM fisheye zooms. Over 88,000 photographs were taken over the course of the 30 hours of shooting — one ‘set’ being taken every 5 seconds — with the results then stitched into 22,000 panoramas using Kolor Autopano Video.

One thing that is very cool is that Terminal 3 at the airport acts as an hour hand on a 24 hour clock, with midnight at the top and midday at the bottom, so you can tell exactly what time every single frame was taken. The full-moon is captured, even what looks bright enough to be a planet in the lower right. A tiny planet in a tiny planet…

The website fully launches later this year.

‘Little Planet’ Timelapse of Dubai International Airport 4K


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