Production Notes: Video Stills
As I watch old video footage, I sometimes find frames that are beautiful when frozen, yet you miss them when they speed by at 30 frames per second. The low-fi video look can sometimes resemble the fuzzy, dream-like frames produced by the cheap, plastic, and yet very hip Diana/Holga cameras. There are often good still frames hidden even in handheld video that's too jerky to be watchable as motion footage. Video-editing software makes it easy to discover and save these still frames.
Images in the galleries of stills from miniDV video print well only at very small sizes because they were shot at the relatively low resolution of the miniDV format. A miniDV frame is only about 0.35 megapixels. Now that we can record 4K resolution video with a smartphone, it’s easier to print video stills at larger sizes.