Are you attending the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, taking place in London during the evening of Friday July 27, 2012? Then, you will not only be watching the event, which is expected to be a spine-thrilling extravaganza, in person, but also be starring in a 360 degree panoramic photo, to be shot by Getty Images photographer Henry Stuart.
More than 80,000 people are expected to be in the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony, and all the attendees will be caught on camera, and the images stitched together into one gigantic image with clearly identifiable faces. Stuart will be using a robotic camera and Fujitsu's CELSIUS R920 workstation, nicknamed Monster II, for the purpose.
The final gigantic image will have a total resolution of 20 Gigapixel - up to 12 times faster than previously possible. If all goes well as planned, the image will reportedly be uploaded to Getty Image's website just 18 hours after the shoot, ready for people to view and tag via social network accounts.
This is not the first time that a 360-degree panoramic photo is taken. Last May, photographer Jeffrey Martin from 360Cities.net shot a 360 degree panoramic photo, capturing the images of nearly 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium who attended the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Stoke City. The 10 Gigapixel image was posted on the Wembley site in just 24 hours after the shoot.
by RTT Staff Writer
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