- The finished panorama has 320 gigapixels (4 times as large as the previous attempt which actually also took place in London in 2010).
- The panorama is made out of no less than 48,640 images.
- All picture making the panorama were taken over a period of 3 days, however it took 3 months for a computer to process them!
- If the panorama will ever be printed on paper it will be 321 feet long and 78 feet tall (in normal photographic resolution).
- All pictures were taken from the 29’th floor of the BT tower in London giving a 20 mile view into the horizon of the city with unrecorded detail.
- Making the panorama took 4 Canon EOS 7D cameras with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lenses and Extender EF 2x III teleconverters were mounted on Clauss company Rodeon VR Head ST robotic panorama heads.
- After the shot all 48+ thousand raw images were processed using a Fujitsu Technology Solutions’ Celsius R920 workstation with 256GB of RAM and 16 cores at 3.1GHz, and Autopano Giga panorama stitching software from Kolor – a process which took several weeks to complete.
- The result of the project comes in the form of an online interactive photo comprised of a multi-layered, tiled 360 image of extremely high resolution that allow users to zoom in and out.
Finally – if you if you are feeling overly adventuress we suggest you try and find Buzby in the picture – you might win an iPad (you can find out more on that here).