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

New "Picture Style" Preset for EOS video makers

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Canon has announced a "Picture Style" preset for EOS cameras designed as a result of feedback from EOS video makers

Canon's 4K EOS 1D C should be on sale now

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Ever since the new EOS-1D C was announced way back in April 2012, enthusiasts were abuzz over Canon’s first attempt to cross the 4K threshold in a DSLR form factor

Is a new camera a good investment?

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'Whether to buy or rent a camera' is a familiar quandary for many film students and beginning professionals. Our Technical Editor Phil Rhodes weighs-in.

Are cameras getting a bit too "DIY" these days?

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RedShark Replay: It's one thing for cameras to be modular, that's a good thing. But should we really have to design our own custom rig for every new device?

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

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Here's another chance to read part 2 of this beautifully detailed article on selecting a vintage lens for your large-sensor camera

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

We’re in a really odd place at the moment in the evolution of camcorders. Nothing seems straightforward any more

Canon set to release new EOS 70D camera

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Based on a report from, it seems the camera maker is launching the 70D, its update on the 60D crop sensor camera, very soon.

Another stunning Icelandic timelapse

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We make no apology for writing again about this very niche sub-genre, the Icelandic Timelapse. They kind-of justify themselves because the images are so beautiful and there are so many naturally lovely phenomena packed into a rocky island with only a third of a million inhabitants.

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