I have an urgent problem, we had shot a corporate event & the client required video recording from us (no photographs)...they had their own in-house photographer, who for some reason didn't turn up.
Now the client is requesting some stills to be made from video & sent to them...this was a very important event for them & the images would have to be shared with all their corporate clients.
We had shot the footage on 5D Mark III, 1080P, 25 fps.
Is there a way where by the pictures taken from video can appear professional (i know there is a limit to it...but i really want to know if something could be done).
1. Currently i am taking the footage in FCP & making a still & transferring that into PSD file.
2. In the PSD file i make a duplicate layer & then use Overlay Or Screen Or Soft Light Or Hard Light to add detail to the picture, then i reduce the opacity to bring the colors down.
3. I have also tried using High Pass filter to add details to the pictures, but it was not solving the purpose.
I want to know what commands that could be used in photoshop to make the images look sharp & , if i can add a deviant to the pictures & make them look attractive (by color grading or by giving instragram type of look)....please let me know if anything could be done.
I have attached a sample picture taken from video...i know the picture is not that sharp but this is all we have.
Hi there, it sounds like you are already doing what you can. Maybe try using unsharp mask, too? No picture was attached. As for any deviations, I suppose that's up to you: what do you want to add? You mentioned examples, but, which one do you want? Are you looking to automate this? If the client was supposed to show with a photographer then didn't, I hope you're charging extra for the new labor.