Frame Grabbing a Panasonic 4K video file

Special Guest post by Mark Toal

I’ve recently been using the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and the new FZ1000 to shoot 4K video. The files for 4K video are four times larger than HD video resulting in each video frame being the equivalent of an eight-megapixel file. This allows you to shoot video and then grab a single frame that can be printed up to 16×20 inches or even larger.

This opens up a new world of photography where video and still photography are even more at home together.

In this video I explain how to capture the individual frame from a 4K video either in the camera or Adobe Lightroom. If you want to see the full frame file that I captured go to my Lumix blog and save the JPEG image that posted there.

Mark.selfieMark Toal works for Panasonic as a training representative in Portland, Oregon. His views on this  blog are his own and do not represent Panasonic. You can see more of Mark’s photos on his web site at He can be contacted at

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