Getting a Grip on the 4K Video Conversation

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
G1Houston Senior Member • Posts: 2,753
Re: To replace still, you need to address these:

G1Houston wrote:

Videos are typically shot at slow shutter speeds to match the frame rate to create smooth motion bur.

Not if your goal in shooting the video is to be able to extract still frames from it.

Yes, true, but the question is whether this will fundamentally change the way we capture stills. For example if you were a videographer first, the movie mode is usually set up with a shutter speed of 1/120 or 1/60. If now you decide to capture a goal attempt in a foot ball game, you would have to change setting from your routine to shoot this at a much higher shutter speed. If you have to change setting, an inconvenience, you could also just prefocus at the goal and shoot a burst of still at 8 or 10 fps which is more than enough to capture every thing.  As a still photographer you would certainly just shoot a burst of stills ending up with full size images that will capture just about everything.  In either approach, the key of getting a good shot is to have your subject in focus, and focus tracking is still a weak point in our cameras. The 4k video also has no impact on capturing still life or things that move slowly. I am not saying that 4k video in the long run is not a good thing. But it's ability to improve sports photography is still limited.

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