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Images From Videos: High-Resolution Video is Changing Photography

July 10, 2013 by  
Filed under All Posts, Photography

High-resolution video is changing photography. With the ability to now do 4K capture in the camera, you can essentially shoot video and just do a freeze frame of the moment you want from the footage rather than taking still photos. In fact, this image is so good you can print it out on quality archival photo paper – poster size! I saw this first hand when I was at the NAB Show this past April.

In this short video you can see it for yourself too.

(If you can’t view this video on this page, you can watch it here on YouTube.)

While there are still challenges when trying to get footage that works both as motion and as stills, the business of photography and videography is growing closer every day. Wedding videographers especially have been jumping on board, trying to make the most of stills and motion.

The photographer in me worries what this capturing ability will do for still photography but it is something for the professional shooter to be aware of. I can tell you this, the editing process will be a bugger…instead of having hundreds of shots to edit and choose from, you have thousands or hundreds of thousands.

As a photographer myself, I think I compose things differently when I am shooting a single still image than when composing for a video shot. It’s going to be very interesting to watch the development and adoption of 4K and what effect it will have on photography.

What do you think? Please let us know, by leaving a comment below, if you feel that this will be the end of photography as we know it or the beginning of a new chapter. Thanks for weighing in!

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