Things have been a little crazy with no stop traveling all year round. Trust me, I am not complaining — I love my job — but that’s the main reason why the blog hasn’t been updated regularly.
A few months ago I was in the beautiful city of Braga shooting a campaign for Koy Lab. At the same time, I was also shooting 4K video, using two Samsung S5 phones, kindly provided by Samsung Portugal. Yeah, that’s right; cellphones these days can shoot 4K video, can you believe that? And of course, you need to have extremely fast and reliable micro SD cards for your video — that’s why I went with the new 64 GB SanDisk MICRO SDXC UHS I Extreme Pro cards. That’s as good as it gets.
We had a dress entirely made out of photo albums that was made specifically for this shoot and we only had one day of production so I knew we had to be quick. Using two Samsung S5 really made things easy because the phones are small and easy to carry so I could shoot with a Hasselblad H3DII-39 or even the PhaseOne 645DF+ I was testing, while snapping some BTS photos and videos with the Samsung S5 in between. I usually had them set on some 3 Legged Thing tripods (I had three of them with me — Brian, Eddie and Frank) but I could easily take them off the tripod and shoot handheld.
But what exactly is 4K video?
4K is ultra high definition video. The industry standard 4K resolution is 4096 x 2160 but because of the 16:9 aspect ratio used by most televisions, usually 4K video has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (to fit in the 16:9 ratio). This means that every single frame from the video is an 8.3 Megapixel image. So you can even extract single frames and print them if you want to.
Here’s the full 4K BTS video, shot entirely with two Samsung S5:
All of the following BTS images were shot and edited on a Samsung S5 with a 64 GB SanDisk MICRO SDXC UHS I Extreme Pro
|David Newton, Joao Carlos, Michael Grecco, Richard Walch, Marcel Lammerhirt and Lars Schwellnus (left to right).|
Rocket Travel Slider and a Canon EOS 5D Mk III.
Aviator Camera Gear by Nice Industries – http://www.aviatorcameragear.com