Question for canon owners that have 5DII, 7D or MKIV

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Presha, May 1, 2010.

  1. Presha macrumors regular

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    Straight to the point with my question,

    Is it possible to print a picture from video shot with your DSLR? I have a 5DII?

    Thanks in advance!:D
     
  2. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 macrumors 6502a

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    You want to print a frame grab? That's a no no.
     
  3. Presha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, just wasn't for sure if that was possible.
     
  4. gnd macrumors 6502a

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    Of course it's possible, it's just not recommended. The resolution of video is too low for printing. I would imagine any video editing software would have an "export frame as a jpg" feature.
     
  5. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    Oh, it's certainly possible. Export a still from a video sequence and send it to the printer.

    Just remember that even though it's HD in videoland, it's still pretty small for photography printing. A 4x6 print would be okay, but nothing much larger. 8x10 at max, with noticeable softness.
     
  6. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought he was talking like Direct Print straight from the camera deal. Sure you can take the video and throw it into an NLE, grab the frame, and print it but that might not work well. When you're shooting video, you're shooting it at 24 frames at 1/50 of a second, there's a ton of blur, getting a real sharp frame will be hard as is. Good luck to you.
     
  7. toxic macrumors 68000

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    1920x1080 is a 2MP image. that'll make a good 4x6, and not much more.

    then there's the shutter speed issue, as pointed out above.
     
  8. Presha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone for all your input. It doesn't seem like a good idea, so I won't pursue it any further....thanks!
     
  9. blockburner28 macrumors 6502

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    I think with the 5D and 7D you can take a picture while your still recording a video, so you might can read into that man. Goodluck!
     
  10. Presha thread starter macrumors regular

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    You are correct my friend. The problem with that is, every time you take a picture while recording video, the video stops recording for second and then resumes after the picture is taken; thus leaving gaps in the video.
     
  11. TWLreal macrumors 6502

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    As it's been said above, it's possible under the right conditions.

    The resolution will not be too low. It is adequate for printing for a 4"x6" but it will be of the wrong aspect ratio. People used to print from their 2 MP cameras a few years ago. It's not ideal but it's more than doable.

    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=7-9973-9976

    This is a screenshot from a 720p video. It's more than adequate under the right conditions.

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    With all that said, this is more of a safety net if you absolutely need a still from a video source rather than a feature.
     

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