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Creating Stills from Video with the Canon 5D Mark III

Posted by on March 15th, 2013

5d mark III stills from video (1 of 1)

There’s been a lot of buzz about motion image photography specifically surrounding super high resolution cameras like the Canon 1D C. With the advent of cameras that shoot video at resolutions higher than standard HD, it is now possible to pull still images directly from video with surprising results.

I’ve been shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III for about a month now, and I decided to go back and pluck some still shots from my video using the “capture frame” feature in Adobe Lightroom 4. I’ve posted a series of images here showing both edited and unedited stills. All the following images were uploaded in their full resolution to give you a more accurate picture of what to expect. Click on the photos to view them at 100%.  Continue reading

My very dirty and abused Think Tank Multimedia Wired Up 20

Think Tank Multimedia Wired Up 20 Review: The Best Camera Bag I’ve Ever Owned

Posted by on July 8th, 2012

My very dirty and abused Think Tank Multimedia Wired Up 20

I know it sounds crazy but I’ve got an obsession with finding the perfect camera bag — or rather I had an obsession. After almost two years with Think Tank Photo’s Multimedia Wired Up 20, I think I may have found the one.

My history with camera bags starts with one of those ridiculously tiny backpacks that the clerk at Best Buy assures you is a necessary item when you buy your first SLR. That bag took me through my first assignment in Africa but not much further.

From there I upgraded to a messenger bag from Pac Safe for my travels through Europe. I liked the convenience and security but it wasn’t really meant to hold the weight of a camera body with several lenses and after a year or so I wore through the trigger clip that connected the bag to the strap.

My next bag was a canvas backpack from Adorama (an exact clone of the National Geographic Explorer Backpack but about 75% cheaper). It was great for packing all my gear and a change of clothes for an overnight trip, but really didn’t meet my needs in the field because it was hard to access quickly.

Then I moved to the Military OPS Lima shoulder bag from Nanue Pro. This bag had lots of room for all my gear and was easy to access but something about the ergonomics didn’t work for me and my first bag fell apart at the seams after a few months. That bag was replaced under Nanue Pro’s great warranty coverage but when my second bag began to disintegrate, I decided it was time for an upgrade. Continue reading