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Shoot photo while recording video?

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Hey all... know this has probably been asked before, I did a search but could not find a clear answer. If I am recording video and I want to take a still photo, can I do this without the video stopping?

I am guessing not, one will stop the other, and then you have to restart the video... can someone please confirm?

Thanks in advance.
 

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They are great shots!

But then, they are only 3 megapixels...

Right?
Lightning turned out to be a 351Kb but made a very nice 24"x 36" wall poster.
But the bird was 1.3Mb and was advised by the same company not to print over 11"x14"

I need to figure that one out someday.

**UPDATE** I have no idea how I "tricked" the publisher to print in 24"x36"
I have tried to recapture lightning in VLC, Filmora, SnagIt and Sony Vegas...all say anything above 11"x14" is not recommended for printing.

Hmmmmm
 
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@pmshop: Printers care about pixels, not filesize...
Both files are identical resolution, only 1920x1080.
A typical photoprint would be 300dpi, or about 6"x3".
You (or your printservice) could (digitally) smear these pixels out over a bigger surface, but results may vary an will certainly be blurrier than what they see as a 'quality standard'.

I've photoshopped a lot of video-stills, with some creative filtering, you might get away with 2x or 4x the original pixel size.
A typical online printservice might accept such files (more easily) for bigger prints.(Don't feel like there is much human review there.)

You could get away with some pretty low-dpi prints if used as posters since you typicaly are looking at them from a bigger distance. Guess it depends on the subject also.
I feel, looking at your samples; the second one would seem to lend itself to quite a big blowup, if it weren't for a few artifacts just around the bird (which just happens to be the main subject o_O).
If you're dead-set on big prints, might be worth to check out a smaller printshop, they might be a bit more flexible ?

My 2c...

Oh, and I don't think there's a way to take photographs during filming :D
 
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@pmshop: Printers care about pixels, not filesize...
Both files are identical resolution, only 1920x1080.
A typical photoprint would be 300dpi, or about 6"x3".
You (or your printservice) could (digitally) smear these pixels out over a bigger surface, but results may vary an will certainly be blurrier than what they see as a 'quality standard'.

I've photoshopped a lot of video-stills, with some creative filtering, you might get away with 2x or 4x the original pixel size.
A typical online printservice might accept such files (more easily) for bigger prints.(Don't feel like there is much human review there.)

You could get away with some pretty low-dpi prints if used as posters since you typicaly are looking at them from a bigger distance. Guess it depends on the subject also.
I feel, looking at your samples; the second one would seem to lend itself to quite a big blowup, if it weren't for a few artifacts just around the bird (which just happens to be the main subject o_O).
If you're dead-set on big prints, might be worth to check out a smaller printshop, they might be a bit more flexible ?

My 2c...

Oh, and I don't think there's a way to take photographs during filming :D
Now I remember:
waifu2x
Sent it through that before sending it off to print.
A backup in case the first is down:
Online Image Enlarger

And fixed the artifacts around the Martin
I captured with Filmora originally - poor output
Went back and got it with Sony Vegas, highest preview quality settings and ran it dual monitor screen cap.
 
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