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12-10-2009, 08:03 AM   #1
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Capturing a still picture from a Movie - What it's going to be the still resolution ?

Hi, the K-7 has the option while you are playing back the movie to capture a still, do you know at what resolution the picture will be captured from a movie recorded at 1280x720 ?, it's 921KB ?, or at the current still resolution of 10M or 14M pixels ?, thanks

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Hi, the K-7 has the option while you are playing back the movie to capture a still, do you know at what resolution the picture will be captured from a movie recorded at 1280x720 ?, it's 921KB ?, or at the current still resolution of 10M or 14M pixels ?, thanks
1280x720 is the resolution. That's not saying much about the actual quality, just the size of it.
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Good point, do you know how quality will be defined or assigned ?, thanks
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The quality will look the same as if you paused the video in fullscreen mode and took a screenshot.

For me, this isn't good enough. But it might be alright for 4x6 prints or web use..


Edit** What would be cool, however, would be to capture 24 stills / second from video.

For example, 24 stills during a 1-second golf swing. Much better than the 4.7fps if you don't need the quality.
My Point & Shoot panasonic lumix camera can capture something like 15 fps at 2mp. Has come in handy one or two times

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That means resolution will be pretty bad, I understand with the Canon 7D you can take pictures while doing video, video will pause for 1 second but you will take fullresolution pictures.

Why this is important to me, last week I was filming my son's Wrestling match and I missed the final round, because I was filming I couldn't take a picture when he won. I remembered to have used a Sanyo Camera a while a go with the option to take full resolution (10M pixels) stills while you are filming, I think it's a very convenient feature.

I thought with the K-7 I would have been able to do the same thing, I am afraid not.
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Simple solution. 2 bodies!
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QuoteOriginally posted by brosen Quote
That means resolution will be pretty bad, I understand with the Canon 7D you can take pictures while doing video, video will pause for 1 second but you will take fullresolution pictures.

Why this is important to me, last week I was filming my son's Wrestling match and I missed the final round, because I was filming I couldn't take a picture when he won. I remembered to have used a Sanyo Camera a while a go with the option to take full resolution (10M pixels) stills while you are filming, I think it's a very convenient feature.

I thought with the K-7 I would have been able to do the same thing, I am afraid not.
At the tv- and radiostation I'm working the resolution of the stills from even the professional videocamera's we are using are no match for a DSLR photo. At least thats what my colleagues from our internet desk tell me!
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That means resolution will be pretty bad, I understand with the Canon 7D you can take pictures while doing video, video will pause for 1 second but you will take fullresolution pictures.

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That's a lot different than "capturing a still picture from a movie"

If you captured 720x1280 video, how could you possibly get a 14MP image from a frame?

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You could always just.... RED / Cameras
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Erick,
The K-7 video mode is 30 fps, not 24 fps.
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QuoteOriginally posted by erickallemeyn Quote
The quality will look the same as if you paused the video in fullscreen mode and took a screenshot.

For me, this isn't good enough. But it might be alright for 4x6 prints or web use..


Edit** What would be cool, however, would be to capture 24 stills / second from video.

For example, 24 stills during a 1-second golf swing. Much better than the 4.7fps if you don't need the quality.
My Point & Shoot panasonic lumix camera can capture something like 15 fps at 2mp. Has come in handy one or two times
Let's not forget the K20D in burst mode does 21 fps at 1.6M
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