Extracting Stills from Video
Photographer Kevin Arnold decided to try his hand at shooting athletes with the RED Epic with the intention of extracting stills out of the footage.
He writes, "What I hadn’t anticipated going into this was the advantages this style of shooting would offer in terms of capturing natural expressions and key moments. Obviously, when you’re shooting 120 frames-per-second, it’s almost impossible to miss a moment. But there’s more to it. Shooting video is comparably silent and, without the constant clicking of the shutter reminding them that their every movement was being recorded, the athletes were able to forget I was there. This is huge when you’re striving for authentic, candid images, a hallmark of my work....[but] it wasn’t all rosy. The EPIC’s sensor, while amazing for video, just isn’t on par with top end DSLRs and certainly not even close to medium format digital cameras when it comes to still images. The bigger challenge – especially when shooting fast moving lifestyle or sports action – is achieving fast shutter speeds."
Read his in-depth blog post here.