Taking a Frame From a Video

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JDN, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    I have never done any video editing, so don't know where to start. I have a video taken on my digital camera, and i would like to take one frame out of it to print as a photograph. What would be the easiest way of doing this?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Use VLC to view the video and make a screen capture either on the fly or from a paused still image...

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  3. TechnoPagan macrumors regular

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    Import the video into iMovie, then go to Edit --> Create a Still Frame
     
  4. JDN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers for the advice. What kind of resolution can i expect if i go the iMovie route? Will it be the resolution of the video?
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I guess if you view in full screen mode and just take a screen shot it is limited by your screen's resolution... even if the resolution on the DVD should be less... :)
     

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