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Getting a Grip on the 4K Video Conversation

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Except I'd rather NOT shoot video
In reply to dougjgreen1, Feb 14, 2014

dougjgreen1 wrote:

amtberg wrote:

dougjgreen1 wrote:

amtberg wrote:

dougjgreen1 wrote:

And why would I wish to shoot 8 MP stills at a high frame rate, when I can shoot 16 MP stills that are much better, one shot at a time.

Even the best photographer is unlikely to drop the shutter on THE perfect moment, as compared to the photographer blazing away at 24 or 30 frames per second ... for hours on end.

The photographer who is blazing away at 30 frames per second is unlikely to properly set the shutter speed for the optimal still image that either freezes motion, or maximizes the visible effect of motion blur in any selected still image that they extract from the aforementioned video stream. For a still image photographer, they are FAR more likely to do so. as it's actually quite simple to do if you are NOT shooting video at the time.

You can change aperture and shutter speed while shooting video, just as you can for stills, so that argument doesn't hold much water.

Shooting video for the purpose of extracting stills would be a very different experience from normal video shooting for this very reason. You don't have to worry about video stabilization or restrict yourself to the usual shutter angles.

You certainly can't do it on a frame-by-frame basis, and you can't do it adaptively while examining the results of prior frames and making the necessary adjustments. You also can't shoot a quick bracket of stills while shooting video.

If you are shooting video for the purpose of extracting stills, you're not actually shooting video - you're shooting large bursts of stills, but again, without the bracketing capability.

True, you can't do bracketing the same way you can with stills.  Best to set exposure properly from the beginning.  With zebra display you can see what's blown and what isn't.  Of course if you want to change exposure compensation while recording there's nothing stopping you.  But instead of having a burst of 4-7 shots to choose from you'll have more like 100-200 frames.

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