Getting a Grip on the 4K Video Conversation

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP G Sciorio Regular Member • Posts: 360
Re: To replace still, you need to address these:

G1Houston wrote:

G Sciorio wrote:

Eventually cameras will only shoot video and you'll be pulling frames. You can do that right now with the GH3, as I do for editorial assignments, and with the GH4 the frames of video are printable and more importantly sellable.

(1) How do you extract frames? Any softwares that people already have can do so easily? Nikon 1 system has the so called "motion snapshot," a feature built into the camera that basically automates this process. If GH4 does not have this, how likely it is for people to go through hundreds of frames just to find the one they want? In other words, wouldn't it be easier to just fire off a few still shots as we are doing now?

The functionality is built into Lightroom with any video. It's a one button solution. Very simple and fun.

(2) Videos are typically shot at slow shutter speeds to match the frame rate to create smooth motion bur. How easy is it to find from many many frames the one that not only captures the movement but the subject is frozen and in sharp focus? There is no point of shooting things that don't move with a high burst rate in the first place.

Videos don't have to be shot with slow shutter speeds. I don't subscribe to the rules of filmmaking or any rules with image making for that matter. Shoot video like you shoot your stills, don't change the exposure, just focus on good photography the difference is that you might push the red button over the black button.

Good questions here! I think this is a conversation that should be address more widely.

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