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The Croatian cultural and historical gem of Dubrovnik is a wonder to behold in time-lapse 4K

by on March 31, 2016

Stephan Jukic – March 31, 2016

The ancient walled coastal city of Dubrovnik has been a part of tourism in the Mediterranean republic of Croatia for centuries and with time its iconic beauty has only grown. Not only is this unique European city one of the filming locations for the latest “Star Wars” film and later seasons of the popular show “Game of Thrones”, it’s also now a massively popular tourism destination for travelers from all over the world.

Now, the city has also been featured in the global “Cities in 4K” project along with the also spectacular Croatian Adriatic island of Hvar.

“According to the crew behind the Cities in 4K effort, “Dubrovnik is always worth a trip. That’s what the crew of Cities in 4K thought too. So we decided to visit the beautiful city this spring after the Star Wars filming was finished.”

Cities in 4K is a global videography project aimed at representing as many cities as possible in the newest and sharpest possible 4K resolution, with more than 4 times the sharpness of conventional Full HD pixel count. The footage for Cities in 4K is filmed in time lapse photography and combined with standard 4K UHD video scenes to best display the beauty and other distinct details of the cities featured and their cultural and economic life.

Dubrovnik was also a key filming location for later episodes of "Game of Thrones"

Dubrovnik was also a key filming location for later episodes of “Game of Thrones”

Other iconic and visually appealing metropolises featured as part of the Cities in 4K project include the giant Turkish city of Istanbul, which sprawls across both the European and Asian continents and the culturally rich Bosnian city of Sarajevo, with its minarets, Orthodox churches and Catholic shrines representing a long-running mix of religions and cultures.

All of the Dubrovnik footage below as well as other Cities in 4K time laps videos were recorded with the use of a Canon 5D Mark III 4K camera and a Panasonic GH4 4K UHD mirrorless shooter with Emotimo and Rhino Slider. Night to day transitions were achieved with the use of Timelapse+ Intervalometer mechanisms. In other words, what makes these videos particularly interesting is the fact that even with their excellent quality, they were captured with some relatively modest 4K video recording equipment.

Now, without further ado, check out the spectacular Dubrovnik edition of Cities in 4K. We also recommend the other shooting locations featured on the growing Cities in 4K project homepage, particularly for those of you who are owners of Canon 4K and Panasonic GH4 4K cameras, for an idea of what your devices are capable of. You can also catch video of the Croatian island of Hvar below the Dubrovnik 4K video. If you have access to YouTue in 4K on your Ultra HD TV or 4K PC monitor, all the better, dial the resolution right up for full detail.

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  • Blar Rempleton
    April 17, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    The 5D mkIII isn’t really a “modest” photo camera. Creating 4K video from its stills almost makes the camera look like overkill.

    The GH4 is a surprise, but that was probably the camera necessitated by both budget and size given its drone use.


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