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I stopped attending Burning Man after 2013, but when at home I have watched the livestream, which is provided by Matt Reyes (Motorbike Matt) from an HD pan/tilt/zoom dome security camera mounted on the center camp tower.
The camera is used for a livestream but several years Matt and I have tried experiments panning over the city. I select stills from the video and make a panorama.
The results aren't great, but you can't expect much using a video camera 500 miles away. The camera is not high-res, and there are video compression artifacts in what it sends. It also does its own exposure and colour adjustment which is not what you want in a panorama. In 2018 we attempted some "2 row" panoramas but the colour difference between the rows does not look great.
So while they won't match the quality of my other images (see links above for 1998 to 2011) you can even see these during the event.
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We could not get the new camera to record, but here's a streamed wide angle panorama of 2019.
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The circle around the man before he burns.
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This is the zoomed in panorama which catches the most detail. It'a a 170 megapixel image -- that's a lot from a video stream with barely a megapixel.
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A two-row shot with slightly wider field of view to show more of city and playa. Two different colours in the rows, unfortunately.
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360 view from one stripe -- this is Burning Man 2017
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A wide angle shot of 2016. Zoom pano not working, use the regular link.