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    How Rube Goldberg takes a photograph!

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/qKpxd8hzOcQ

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    Super resolution 48,000 photo Pano of London

    combining almost 50,000 images, pan & zoom for detail:

    http://btlondon2012.co.uk/pano.html

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    Working over a period of three chilly days in 2012, the 360Cities team spent hours on the 29th floor outdoor platform of the BT Tower working with four cameras to record the 48,640 images comprising the panorama.

    Four 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 and positioned in four secure locations around the 29th floor platform.

    The Clauss company robotic panorama heads are capable of 72,000 steps in a single 360 degree arc, and in this case were set to fire four frames a second.
    Laptops monitored a live preview of the progress of the shoot, which was accomplished in the teeth of sub-freezing temperatures and occasional 50 mph winds high above London.

    The 360Cities photography team of Jeffrey Martin, Tom Mills and Holger Schulze ensured that not a single individual frame from the more than 48,000 planned was missed.

    The raw images were then processed over a multi-week period using Fujitsu Technology Solutions? Celsius R920 workstation with 256GB of RAM and 16 cores at 3.1GHz, and Autopano Giga panorama stitching software from Kolor.
    The resulting online interactive version of the photo is presented in multi-layered, tiled resolution that permits zooming in to view extreme details, and is composed of millions of individual image tiles.

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    You can read the newspaper in the construction crane and papers on people's desks! Incredible technology using a consumer level camera. Imagine what the governments are using! I believe there is a market ready for photo-reflective glass treatments.

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    Very Impressive!

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    I can literally see my childhood bedroom in that shot!! Wow, technology is amazing!
    Andrew Macpherson

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    That level of detail from that far up makes you think there will be a day when the only privacy you can be sure of is a place without windows.
    Charles Guerin
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    Didn't work so well for Bin Laden! I think the days of privacy are really past. What I'm dreading, but sure will come is drones patrolling all our favorite country roads.
    Andrew Macpherson

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    I think absolute privacy is over. We now live in a world of relative privacy.