January 07, 2013
“Further Up Yonder”: Views of Earth from the ISS
Giacomo Sardelli used Photoshop & Premiere Pro to edit eye-popping visuals taken aboard the International Space Station, then combine them with clips of the crew addressing all of us down here:
Some making-of nerdery courtesy of PetaPixel:
Pictures were downloaded from the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center and edited with Photoshop CS6. Even if they were Hi-res images shot with Nikon D3S cameras, a lot of noise removal and color correction was needed, especially for those shots at ISO 3200, which was the highest ISO speed limit I’ve allowed myself to use, exception made for the last sequence of the spinning world, which comes from a sequenze of shots taken at ISO 12800. [...]
Editing was made with Adobe Premiere CS6, with a 2K workflow, which allowed me to scale, rotate and pan image sequences whose native resolution is 4K.
Tangentially related bonus: NASA’s Captain Sunita Williams gives a 25-minute tour of the International Space Station—what Kottke calls “the nerdiest episode of MTV Cribs.”