photo credit: schaft9
As DSLR cameras have become a bigger part of the filmmaking landscape, I find it interesting that digital cinema filmmaking cameras are beginning to heavily adopt stills and frame grabs as a key feature. It’s telling that these two contrasting technologies are beginning to intersect.
But it makes sense. The ability to pull stills and frame grabs directly from a camera can be used for:
- Color correction “look books”
- Matching shots taken days apart
- Publicity and promotion
- Post-production mockups
- Quick reference for clients or crew operating remotely
The only problem with frame grabs is the intrusion of retrieving them from the camera as camera operators, camera assistants, or DP’s work. Often, a DIT or AC will have to take over the camera for a few moments to generate the grabs and whisk them away on the SD card on which they’re stored.
Fortunately, for those who don’t like interruptions and those who don’t like interrupting, reader Jared Rogers has come up with an elegant solution that utilizes newer WiFi-enabled SD cards.