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« on: January 17, 2009, 05:48:23 AM »

Is anyone getting stills out of 5D Mk2 video footage? How are you doing so and what are the software options?

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 08:16:40 AM »

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If you're on a mac, then dump raw footage into iMovie. It let's you pull out any single video frame.
Thanks John, it's not actually for myself but for someone who is on a Mac. Would that allow her to pull out series of frames, effectively converting the whole movie to stills?

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 10:03:07 AM »

also in photoshop cs4- file-import-video frames to layers, (quicktime 7.1+ must be installed)

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 10:10:46 AM »

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also in photoshop cs4- file-import-video frames to layers, (quicktime 7.1+ must be installed)

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Thanks both. It's not for me but for someone who is on Mac, though on CS3. I did wonder about the CS4 option so that may be a key reason for her to upgrade.

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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 04:00:29 PM »

Why does she need stills from the movie?
I'm just asking as frame grabs are not a good way to get stills. And why you have a stills photographer on film sets.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 03:17:47 AM »

Partly it's because there were no still frames of the subject, and partly to see what can be done.

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 06:43:34 PM »

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Partly it's because there were no still frames of the subject, and partly to see what can be done.
Bear in mind stills photographers are always employed to get stills on film sets, despite the sometimes considerable inconvienience.
The reasons why, certainly aren't nullified by the 5DII. Slow shuter speeds [the norm] make for poor stills and fast shutter speeds make for strobey video.
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