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Photo from video better or worse ?

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by pete76uk, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. pete76uk

    Feb 11, 2016
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    Durham United kingdom
    Ive been asked to take an aerial photo of a friends house but Ive only ever used video .

    Is it better to use the photo mode or use video at a high frame rate ?

    The advantages of filming video are that I can fly around to my hearts content and then
    just scroll through the video for the best shot but with photo Ive got to keep checking the screen etc

    which produces the best quality ?
  2. amckim2084

    Aug 9, 2015
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    Here is a screenshot from a 1080p video using Vivid Color and enhanced with Fotor editor. I'm not much for photo editing but I think it turned out good. I'm sure a 2.7K or 4K video would produce much better screenshots. Untitled 2.jpg
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  3. 4wd


    Mar 31, 2014
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    North York Moors
    It doesn't sound like you do much photo editing so I guess the screengrab technique will be OK.
    You might struggle to get a clean frame unless moving slowly or stationary.
    For best results proper stills will normally be the way to go but must admit I've been surprised what you can grab from highest quality setting video.
    A bit of noise reduction is often helpful.
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