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  • Hey it's me Destin welcome back to Smarter Every Day.

  • So today we're in Peru. It's pretty awesome. We've assembled a team of people,

  • and we're gonna capture Machu Picchu in the highest resolution photo

  • that's ever been made of it. We're gonna let you see Machu Picchu cause lets face it,

  • it's pretty cost prohibitive to get here, so the majority of you probably won't make the trip.

  • The idea is to let you make the trip with me.

  • I'm Destin. You're getting Smarter Every Day. Check it out.

  • [music] (Destin) If we get it right there.

  • (Jeff) It's a GigaPan Epic Pro. And we're gonna level it out first.

  • Set this up right.

  • So a normal photo

  • takes a wide angle. What we're gonna do here is we're gonna take a lot of really tight angles.

  • [camera shutter]

  • So we're getting roughed up because the camera looks professional, so we have to show that we went through

  • all the proper channels and got a permit.

  • (Destin) [in Spanish] Does it work? - [in Spanish] Cultural Ministry.

  • (Destin) [in Spanish] Thank you.

  • That's why we've been planning this for months,

  • because of that dude right there. - Success, success.

  • I would have argued for so long, the picture would have been done. When I was done arguing.

  • [laugh] - This is Jeff's dream come true.

  • I just started coordinating with him and we started.. How would you say, what is

  • my role in this? I'm motivation basically?

  • - No, I just thought you're a cool dude and I thought you'd come down and enjoy taking a high res photo of Machu Picchu, honest to God.

  • - Sweet, that's awesome. Well thank you very much, this is great. - You got it.

  • [music]

  • [laughs] (Destin) Check this out.

  • This is a type of masonry called Ashlar, used by the Incas here at Machu Picchu.

  • They would basically polish all the stones so that they would fit together perfectly.

  • And what's cool about that is that if you have to support the weight of this stone on

  • this one, the more contact area that you have, the less stress there is

  • on the rocks. It's pretty cool. We do this with mortar,

  • usually, in today's construction.

  • [music]

  • [camera shutter]

  • (Destin) There you go man. - Wow. - The moment you've been waiting for.

  • [relieved sigh] [laugh]

  • [music]

  • So Jeff and I decided to hide in this panorama

  • somewhere, see if you can find us. Jeff's image ended up being awesome. If you want to see what you can find,

  • go check out the link in the description. Anyway, I'm Destin. Getting Smarter Every Day.

  • Please subscribe. Have a good one. We're gonna take the highest resolution photo

  • of Machu Pic... [heavy breathing] [laugh]

  • Can't breathe. Oh man. [laugh]

  • This is the wall that seems to be made with the most care. You can see it's very long,

  • very tall and very straight. And if you want to see that, I'll leave the link in

  • the video description and you can go click on it and explore the wall for yourself and see if you can figure out what they did.

  • This is Gordon. He's been doing the sound for Smarter Every Day for years. This is the first time we've

  • met, but it's in Peru, pretty crazy. - It's awesome. We're fitting you up with a binaural microphone.

  • Binaural microphones are stereo microphones that take into account

  • the fact that you have a head, which most stereo microphones do not.

  • If I have a sound coming in from the left there's a 500 microsecond delay before it gets to my other ear,

  • and they should be able to hear that? - They should be able to hear that as if it's surround sound, IF you put your

  • headphones on. - Oh ok, so go throw your headphones on, and we're gonna walk around

  • Machu Picchu.

  • [ Captions by Andrew Jackson ]

  • Captioning in different languages welcome. Please contact Destin if you can help.

Hey it's me Destin welcome back to Smarter Every Day.

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