Shoot photo while recording video?

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  1. Northwood Mediaworks

    Northwood Mediaworks Well-Known Member

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    Hey all... know this has probably been asked before, I did a search but could not find a clear answer. If I am recording video and I want to take a still photo, can I do this without the video stopping?

    I am guessing not, one will stop the other, and then you have to restart the video... can someone please confirm?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. pmshop

    pmshop Well-Known Member

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    The best photos I have are screen grabs from video
    vlcsnap-2016-04-21-11h46m08s657 (2).jpg 2018-06-03.png
     
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    They are great shots!

    But then, they are only 3 megapixels...

    Right?
     
  4. pmshop

    pmshop Well-Known Member

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    Lightning turned out to be a 351Kb but made a very nice 24"x 36" wall poster.
    But the bird was 1.3Mb and was advised by the same company not to print over 11"x14"

    I need to figure that one out someday.

    **UPDATE** I have no idea how I "tricked" the publisher to print in 24"x36"
    I have tried to recapture lightning in VLC, Filmora, SnagIt and Sony Vegas...all say anything above 11"x14" is not recommended for printing.

    Hmmmmm
     
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    @pmshop: Printers care about pixels, not filesize...
    Both files are identical resolution, only 1920x1080.
    A typical photoprint would be 300dpi, or about 6"x3".
    You (or your printservice) could (digitally) smear these pixels out over a bigger surface, but results may vary an will certainly be blurrier than what they see as a 'quality standard'.

    I've photoshopped a lot of video-stills, with some creative filtering, you might get away with 2x or 4x the original pixel size.
    A typical online printservice might accept such files (more easily) for bigger prints.(Don't feel like there is much human review there.)

    You could get away with some pretty low-dpi prints if used as posters since you typicaly are looking at them from a bigger distance. Guess it depends on the subject also.
    I feel, looking at your samples; the second one would seem to lend itself to quite a big blowup, if it weren't for a few artifacts just around the bird (which just happens to be the main subject o_O).
    If you're dead-set on big prints, might be worth to check out a smaller printshop, they might be a bit more flexible ?

    My 2c...

    Oh, and I don't think there's a way to take photographs during filming :D
     
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    pmshop Well-Known Member

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    Now I remember:
    waifu2x
    Sent it through that before sending it off to print.
    A backup in case the first is down:
    Online Image Enlarger

    And fixed the artifacts around the Martin
    I captured with Filmora originally - poor output
    Went back and got it with Sony Vegas, highest preview quality settings and ran it dual monitor screen cap.
     
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