This summer our Managing Editor Ray put a Nokia Lumia 928 to good use, capturing a nighttime bike race in Brooklyn. More recently, NYC-based filmmaker Paul Trillo got his hands on a Lumia 1020—that's the 41-megapixel bad boy—and also shot New York at night, with a different goal in mind.
To exploit the 1020's insane megapixel count, Trillo combined careful planning with some software kung fu to create a sort of "infinite zoom" effect, by stitching together shots of Broadway (spanning 41 blocks, or roughly two miles) with the same one-point perspective. The finished vid is called NY 41x41:
"What's useful about having all that extra [megapixel count] wiggle room, is it allows you to re-crop your photos," Trillo told NoFilmSchool. "Lose the extra head room, rotate and level out your horizon line."
Here's how he did it: