Getting a Grip on the 4K Video Conversation

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Pixnat2 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,841
You have a point, but I don't like it

I must say that you have a point about the evolution of photography blurring with videography. I can really imagine that a lot of pros, whose goal is to sell volume, will use 4K or 8K (and so on) video to pull the perfect frame. From an alimentary point of view, that makes sense.

I don't like it because your vision is like replacing Art by Industry.

I don't think this evolution would be a gain in quality. True, the concept of pulling the perfect frame from a video sequence sounds nice and tempting (marketing speech often sounds like this). But it's implying a total new way of taking picture, and I would say a more lazy and "industrial" one. Instead of being attentive to your environnement, to your model or your subject, instead of trying to capture a magic moment in life, which one can only achieve after years of practice and training, one will not require any of those skills. Just sitting behind the camera, filming everthing, and then pulling the frame in PP. I can imagine that 8K will even give enough room to crop for the perfect composition.

I bet that if this technology was available at his time, Henri Cartier-Bresson would have been unknown, and his photographs would not have inspired generations of photographers.

But yes, you could be right about this evolution. It could be the death of photograhy as we were used to.

I can already imagine some marketing slogan : "With the XXXX, catching the decisive moment is 100% guaranteed"

Hopefully, there will always be some sensitive people who think that not every progress goes in the right direction.

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