Molly is going on ten years old and is in remarkable shape. I'm convinced it's a combination of never having had people food and her love for tennis balls. There's nothing Molly won't do for a few minutes chasing tennis balls being bounced off of the driveway.
Over the years I've repeatedly tried to capture the action and the intensity of her ability to never miss a catch, but not until playing around with 4K video yesterday, did I really get the images I wanted. While there are those of you who will frown at my approach, there's a place for still images from 4K video in everybody's life. Here's how it fit into mine.
I was shooting with a LUMIX LX100. I set it up on a tripod in the driveway and hit the button to shoot 4K video. Remember at 4K, each single frame is an 8 mp file. Before downloading the video, I edited in camera and simply captured the frames I wanted.
Most of you know that I am not a professional photographer. And, while I know more than I let on, my profile is more like a serious hobbyist. I love the creative tools technology has given us and especially Panasonic with the LUMIX family of cameras.
The images below are jpegs right out of the can and I'm sharing them, just to make a point about the capabilities of these cameras.
Now, think about those of you who truly know what you're doing with a camera in your hands and the ability to go from still images to video at a touch of a button - back and forth - telling a story about a particular event or subject you're about to capture.
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