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Full Frame camera's with video

redtail

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redtail Registered since 15th Dec 2007
Sat 21-Apr-12 05:50 PM

Can you extract a single image from the video and get a quality enlargement , say 18 x24

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gmth

Lewisville, US
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Sat 21-Apr-12 06:53 PM

Steve,
Page 77 of the D800 user manual explains how to create a still image from a video.


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PerroneFord

Tallahassee, US
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PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Sat 21-Apr-12 09:20 PM

The camera is shooting about 2 megapixels in video. I wouldn't print that beyond a 4x6.

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DigitalDarrell

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Sun 22-Apr-12 01:33 PM | edited Sun 22-Apr-12 01:35 PM by DigitalDarrell

>Can you extract a single image from the video and get a
>quality enlargement , say 18 x24


As Perron mentioned, the quality of DSLR video is tremendously lower than the quality of a still image.

Think about it for a moment. The best still image the D800 provides is 7360 x 4912, or 36,152,320 pixels (36.2 MP).

Comparing that to the best quality 1080p HD video mode for each frame of video and you have 1920 x 1080, or 2,073,600 pixels (2.1 MP).

Many people do not realize it, but HDTV is not really very high resolution, compared to still images. However, it is better than our old 480i SDTV (non-HD) at 704 x 480, or 337,920 pixels. We all grew up watching cartoons on a television with interlaced pictures barely covering VGA quality in computer monitors. How did we survive.

So, the answer to your question is "probably not." Unless you can interpolate a 2 MP image up to such a large print size. It could be done and would probably make a somewhat acceptable image, from a distance.

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PerroneFord

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PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Sun 22-Apr-12 01:47 PM

>So, the answer to your question is "probably not."
>Unless you can interpolate a 2 MP image up to such a large
>print size. It could be done and would probably make a
>somewhat acceptable image, from a distance.
>

Yea, about a quarter mile...

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