Getting a Grip on the 4K Video Conversation

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Sean Nelson
Sean Nelson Forum Pro • Posts: 12,983
Re: May be of interest to some working pros and video enthusiasts, sure...

D200_4me wrote:

I just can't imagine working with those massive video files if I were to only shoot video and grab my stills from the video files. There's no way I'd ever want to do that.

Nobody is saying you've got to shoot video continuously as long as the camera is turned on.   First of all, you'd only be doing this for moving subjects.   Secondly, you only need a second or two of video equivalent to each still picture you'd take using the "traditional" method.   That's not a huge file - 2 seconds of 4K video at 100mBit/sec is about 20MB - no different than a RAW image.

The real drawback of the "select a still from the video" method isn't the file size, it's the fact that the resolution and colour depth are limited compared to a RAW image.

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