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  1. #1 still, not satisfied 
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    Pun intended. :)

    I shot a few clips using my Weapon Helium. I went and setup specifically looking to extract stills.

    Excellent amounts of continuous lighting was provided by the location. This enabled me to shoot at 60 FPS and high speed shutter.

    Normally I use motion mount but I changed it out to the regular mount in case the LCD in the motion mount hurts sharpness.

    I used a Canon EF 85mm L 1.4 lens.

    I spent a lot of time digging through the clips to find good frames. I found this one which is decent, photoshopped it a bit ...

    https://www.facebook.com/Lok.Aidan/p...38507882962074

    ... and it's okay ... it's better than what I would get out of a Canon camera. However, per the subject, I'm "still, not satisfied" pun intended.

    I happen to also own a Phase One camera system and in my opinion the results I get are tremendously better.

    Examples:

    https://www.facebook.com/simonlok78/...1298379&type=3

    https://www.facebook.com/simonlok78/...1298379&type=3

    I know the Weapon Helium has the highest dxo mark, etc., etc., and that this is all suppose to work great, but I'm "still, not satisfied."

    Am I crazy?
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    There's quite a bit of texture in your Helium frame grab. Did you apply unmasked sharpening?
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    you talk about sharpness and show a link to fb uploads?
    FB highly compresses photos, so there it doesn't really make sense to judge the photos regarding sharpness
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    Post R3D snapshots please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gundu View Post
    Post R3D snapshots please.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/b7wmz61i25...3634F.R3D?dl=0

    Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide.

    I have been trying to figure this out with whatever time I have but I have failed.

    I had an Epic Dragon before the Weapon Helium and just figured well, just not enough pixels and not quite there yet. With the Weapon Helium, highest dxo mark, etc., I figured... gotta be something I'm doing wrong but I cannot figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreeMarkefors View Post
    There's quite a bit of texture in your Helium frame grab. Did you apply unmasked sharpening?
    I did not.
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    You got quite a bit of motion blur in that frame you posted. You're also not going to have the same level of pixel level detail in general because of the heavier olpf than most stills bodies. (though I find this to be a good thing for shooting people)
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    60 FPS and 180 degree shutter is nice for motion but still not sharp enough for stills. Motion blur is still going to be an issue. F1.4 is also not ideal for sharp photos. Shot F5.6 at least with higher shutter and who'll see a big improvement.
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    Just had a look at the .R3D, Bob is dead on.

    If you want a higher quality still image for this particular subject matter, 120th-250th (or higher) on the shutter. Also, stopping the lens down would be a good idea or using something higher quality could be an option.
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    Thank you for the help. Trying some side by sides now to see how close I can come.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BWfK_gbFRa0/
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