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I don't get your analogy at all - this isn't a competition where you are merely forced to one set of rules. At the end of the day you're trying to get the very best stills for your customer, and if it takes frame grabs from videos, so what? Both require exposure to be set properly, framing, editing (of which editing 4k video will take EONS longer than firing up some 18-22 MP stills in Lightroom). Not to mention I can't just let the shutter go to 1/8000 speeds for video; I have to try to get it down to...Show more →
I agree 100%. I do both photo and video and video is much harder to get professional results. For sure you can wave around your domestic camcorder, just like you can wave around a P&S camera and get relatively good results, but to get real, proper, true broadcast quality video takes another step up in skills, not just in shooting but also in editing, and then not just in video but in sound as well.
Now, coming back to the video that Fred refers to, I've seen it from several different sources over the course of a month or two (and again today via the CPS mail shot). I would love this, I really would. If it could shoot raw video (like the BMC) then it would be even more awesome! Maybe some time in the future when memory cards are even faster!
I can definitely see a use for this, but the investment is still relatively high for the average photographer, especially the average wedding photographer. The price will come down in time though.
The resolution isn't awesome by today's standards, but it's not so long ago that 4MP-6MP was the de-facto standard for wedding photographers, and many others too.
You will have to keep your shutter speed up to prevent too much motion blur and pick your moments. We already provide stills from the the video where the photographer either missed a special moment or simply wasn't allowed to be in the right position to take the shot. Even so, ad 1080p the resolution isn't great. At 4K it's at least going to be useable!
Out interest though.... any idea where those slip-in albums come from? Anywhere in the UK to buy similar albums?