On April 22, Volcano Calbuco in Southern Chile erupted for the first time in 40 years. Martin Heck and his fellow filmmakers from Timestorm Films were fortunate enough to capture the eruption in incredible 8k and 4k resolution during their trip to Patagonia.
The stunning video, which you can watch above, shows the explosion in all its beauty, utilizing time-lapse to present the entire event in a short amount of time. In order to fully obtain all of the footage, 8k and 4k video were shot with a Pentax 645Z and a Canon EOS 6D. Sony A7s were also used to capture 4k video, using Kingston HyperX SSDs to store it on an Atomos Shogun 4K recorder. For the full gear list, visit their Vimeo page, where they describe the experience as follows:
“After an amazing night under the nightsky we took the cable car downwards after a delay caused by repairs. Already late we headed south to catch the ferry on Routa 7 down to Patagonia. After 10min on the ferry we noticed a massive, almost nuclear looking cloud boiling upwards just were we left a few hours ago. Frenetically looking for a good outlook we then rushed to the only non-forested place to get a decent view of the show. We quickly put every bit of camera-equipment we could find on the constantly growing mushroom-cloud.”