Digital Stills From Video Frames?

Here is a sample of a Digital Still Photo from a Video Frame. The image is from a Nanaimo Wedding Video that we shot recently.  The video was shot with the Canon 5D2. The 5D2 shoots 21-megapixel stills, and HD Video.

In video mode, the camera shoots 30-frames per second. So while the quality of each image isn’t as high (1920×1080), we have 30 pictures taken every second to pick from.

I then use a Photo Shop plugin called Genuine Fractals, which allows us to up-rez each frame by interpolating the original raw data. It’s geek-speak for “it makes each picture look much better”.

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