shows us how to stitch 4K video shot with the Panasonic GH4 to create 8K video:
Just a basic tutorial on the first steps of making an 8k Panoramic Video with a GH4, no up-res here, in fact we have to down-res the 8996 × 4498 file to 7680 x 3840 for Youtube 8K.
Maybe I should change the title to “9K Video Workflow”.
You are going to need PTGui www.ptgui.com to stitch the files.
With this workflow you are not limited to 8K you could build up a video with any number of angles to create a 16K, 24K? video… go ahead knock yourself out. It doesn’t have to be 360 that’s just me adding my own level of insanity.
And here are a couple of test videos with results:
Even though Todd shot a panoramic video, you can do the same for rectilinear (read: normal-looking) video. You’d need a good panoramic tool like a Nodal Ninja Head. Software used for stitching: PTGui (version 10 uses a graphics card) and then he used Premiere Pro, though I recommend After Effects for greater control.
Before you get into it, make sure you have a good computer with the GPU so the apps can take advantage of it. Photoshop can also stitch, but it will be slower and will probably crash your computer – but try it to see!
Here’s Todd explaining why it’s better to use PTGui v10 because it uses a GPU: