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Ontario Gone
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Re: Both have their uses.
In reply to PerL, Apr 28, 2014

PerL wrote:

Lab D wrote:

I have had several occasions where I found a "picture" I wanted in an HD video (my son touching home plate to win a baseball game is an example) along with the HD video, but I would rather have the 12 FPS RAW files in many situations too.

But when you film, you usually don't use fast shutter speeds, because the film does not look as smooth. Which means that most frames are not sharp. Of course you might be able a good frame here and there, but nothing to rely on for stills. I looked in to this when the first HD video able DSLRs came on the market to see if this was useful for press- or sports photography, but came to the conclusion that it was only marginal.

I don't know about others but i use fast SS all the time, and i use 60p so it does look smooth as silk. Now if i can get shots that are usable for web viewing from a measly 28mps 1080p, imagine a GH4 shooting 8mp frames at 100+mbs.

Are they good enough to print poster size? Nope, but if i was after that i would own an A7r, or even medium format. In fact i don't recall too many DPR users claiming they print most of their work to massive sizes.

From a measly GX7 video. This was ISO 3200 and slow SS indoors, i think video is valid for many uses in capturing frames.

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