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60" print from a frame grabbed from 4k video with GH4

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Ranger Rick, May 12, 2014.

  1. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick Mu-43 Veteran

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  2. sLindbergh

    sLindbergh Mu-43 Regular

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    S. Lindbergh
    Very interesting!!!!
     
  3. jurgen

    jurgen Mu-43 Regular

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    Awesome. Such a cool tool to have.

    The one "downside" to this sort of thing is that you kind of have to shoot with the intention of frame grabbing from video (i.e. with a high shutter speed), which ruins the video as a video. You can probably frame grab a static subject at the normal 24p - 1/50 but otherwise, the motion blur will be too much for most applications.

    It's still awesome, though, and great for things like sports, where you could shoot 4K/30p/1/1000 shutter speed and get some sick grabs.
     
  4. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    in near future, all sport photographer and all birder or more generally every action shooter will use shot Grabbed from video!
     
  5. RRRoger

    RRRoger Mu-43 Regular

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    And, I wonder how good the light would have to be to shoot at 1/1000 shutter speed.
    I do the Run thru Redwoods every year and always have problems getting enough light.
    I normally shoot stills at about 500s and ISO 6400+ with a FullFrame f/2.8 lens.
    Perhaps I could use a fixed f/1.8 or SpeedBooster with Nikkor and max the GH4 out at 6400 ISO and shutter speed at high as 1/600.

    I shot a Grand Prix Horse Event with a D800e from a TriPod at 1080 P30 and it did not suffer at all from a higher shutter speed.
    Of course I hate the Cinemic (shudder) look and you may want it.
    Those frame grabs were good at 1920 x 1080, so I imagine the 4k video ones should be better with 4 times the pixels.
     
  6. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

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    that's amazing!!
     
  7. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

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    I've said it before, but if I were still shooting sports, I would definitely be shooting with a GH4 and using nothing but video for the likes of football and just taking screen grabs for news publishing. I would no longer have to wait for the decisive moment, but would have the lead-up, action and post-mortem.