Generally 6, 7 or 12 frames per second (fps) isn’t quick sufficient to get the shot you need. Generally the motion is so quick it’s best to make use of a unique idea altogether. I’m speaking particularly about methods to use high-speed video to seize motion images that you really want.

1 - How to Use High-Speed Video to Capture Action Photos

Consider it this manner; commonplace body fee for video is both 24fps or 30fps. That’s good, however will not be quick sufficient. Most smartphones today can shoot 120fps, which makes them a doable software for this method. Or you possibly can step as much as a digicam with a lot larger body charges, perhaps 480fps and even 1000fps.

Irrespective of the digicam, the method beneath opens up a world of potentialities for freezing high-speed motion.

I had a request from my consumer Andy Suzuki & The Methodology to seize slow-motion burning clocks for a music video, which turned out to be good materials for this put up.

Taking pictures

When capturing at a excessive pace, lighting may be important, as it’s with any high quality images. The excessive body fee ought to be accompanied by a better shutter pace, which may be completed with extra mild, an open aperture and better ISO.

There are advantages and disadvantages to growing every of those components that rely in your meant end result. I discover Adobe Lightroom does a very good job of cleansing up most ISO noise, so I want to extend the ISO earlier than something.

Including extra mild is the subsequent variable I might modify. Though, as you possibly can see in my instance right here, it was not an choice. Subsequent, I’ll modify the aperture as open as I could make it whereas nonetheless guaranteeing my depth of subject is sufficient for my topic.

Grabbing the body in Lightroom

Grabbing the suitable body in Lightroom is extremely easy.

Downloading your video in Lightroom, and whereas within the Library Module, play your video till you get to the body you need. If you discover it, hit ‘pause’. The ahead and backward arrows can be utilized to step your video frame-by-frame till you discover the body you want. You’ll be able to run this train a number of instances in case you want or need a number of frames.

2 - How to Use High-Speed Video to Capture Action Photos

2 - How to Use High-Speed Video to Capture Action Photos

After getting the body you need in your display screen, click on on the rectangle on the backside of the preview space.

There can be two choices Seize body and Set poster body. Merely click on Seize body and a JPG of the body can be stacked with the video.

3 - How to Use High-Speed Video to Capture Action Photos

3 - How to Use High-Speed Video to Capture Action Photos

4 - How to Use High-Speed Video to Capture Action Photos

4 - How to Use High-Speed Video to Capture Action Photos

The seize would be the similar measurement as the unique video. On this case, with high-speed video on a Sony RX-100 V, as demonstrated right here, the picture is 1920×1080. There can be some steadiness you could strike as a way to guarantee the ultimate picture is giant sufficient to your meant use.


Excessive-speed video is a wonderful option to produce photographs it will take hours to seize. Consider splashing on puddles, wine poured right into a glass, breaking ice or any variety of fast-moving topics. The tactic described right here does have some limitations, however it’s quick, straightforward and only a little bit of enjoyable.


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