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How to take still pictures from a 4K video shoot

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With video cameras now sporting 4K video - that's the equivalent of 8 Megapixels, each frame is capable of looking like a pretty decent still photograph. This means that not only can you grab high quality frames from video to use in still image media, it might actually be the best way in the future to do still photography, because you will have a wonderful, 24 or even 60 frames per second to choose your stills from

Low contrast modes are popular with DSLR cinematographers wanting to extend the dynamic range of their footage. It seems a good idea in theory - but does it really add up? Phil Rhodes investigates

Shooting films is better lit with, you know, lights. But if you just have to use a candle as your sole light source, there's hope for you yet. Not only that, but Sony's light-sipping A7s could get you out of all sorts of low-light trouble

Microphones for Video: What you need to know

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A microphone is a simple component that transforms acoustical energy into electrical energy. However, there is a lot to gain if you select the right microphone for the job. Eddy B. Brixen of DPA Microphones explains.

RØDE iXY microphone system vs DSLR internal mic

Published in Audio

Here's a video showing how you can improve your DSLR audio using RØDE's iXY iphone Microphone system

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

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In this meticulously detailed feature, Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras.

Canon prepping the 7D Mark II

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According to rumor site CanonWatch.com, a revamp of the popular 7D is forthcoming. Here's a list of specs and a possible release date.

Is the move towards large-sensor cameras completely one-way? Simon Wyndham doesn't think so

Developments in the field of magic lantern raw video continue to grow with news that developers have managed to get raw video support up and running on the Canon 50D, a 5 year old camera that predates the Canon 5D Mark II and which shipped without any video capability at all!

Phil Rhodes gets into the technical nitty-gritty of why you should seriously consider 4K acquisition if you're ending in high def.

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