Monday, March 25, 2013

The Problem With Pulling Stills From Video

DPMag Published in Blog
The Problem With Pulling Stills From Video

This great DSLR video tutorial from The Slanted Lens touches on a topic that's always been possible, but as video image quality improves it's sure to become an increasingly popular request. It's about pulling still images from videos—which is a great idea in theory, but this video explains why in practice it's not as useful as you might think. More than that, though, I think this video serves as a great primer about video shutter speeds, how they affect motion, and how that affects the finished look of a video—or a still photo. It all makes perfect sense, when you think about it: slow shutter speeds plus moving subjects create blur. And while blur is usually not helpful in stills, it's often necessary to convey motion in video. A great tutorial, and a great explanation, all rolled into one.
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