Sunday 22 May 2011: cut scene
I read something somewhere some time ago stating that the increasing maturity of digital moving picture capture devices would render the digital still camera redundant, as stills could be fished out of moving images which would be more likely to ensure that the perfect frame had been captured rather than missed. This was a frame stolen from a moving picture but I'm only using it as I'd opened the aperture right up before launching Live View to record a video and then didn't adjust the exposure back before taking some stills of the same sort of thing, resulting in extremely blown highlights. And midtones. And no shadows. The main problem is that viewing a gallery of thumbnails would no longer show every shot available, as each video would only get one thumbnail. It would also take up far too much space. The video file this came from is still trapped in the camera, unable to be transferred due to a bunged-up laptop hard drive which won't be solved until I do some transferring to external drives tomorrow. Cutting a few .jpgs out of the video transfers them to the other card, which I'd barely managed to copy across after a bit of shuffling-about and some deletion of some things which are already thoroughly backed-up.