Best way to get stills from a video?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Guitarfreak, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Guitarfreak macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2011
    Hi Guys,

    Ive just noticed they have taken the still image function out of imovie 11 so whats the best way of doing it now? Im going to have a few 720p movies that i need stills from too, when i print screen they seem to be a bit blurry..

    im not all that good with image editing unfortunately :( lol

    Thanks in advance
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    If you right-click on the clip in iMovie, and select Reveal in Finder (or something similar), you will see the original file. Open that file in QuickTime 7 and you can export stills easily.

    I'm surprised that you said the "print screen" (I'm assuming Command-Shift-3 or 4) captures were blurry. What source is this? Camcorder? 1080i? Captured at full or half resolution? Screen shots available?
  3. Guitarfreak thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2011
    It was a 720p movie.., but id put it through imovie first then mpegstream to convert to wmv to reduce size..

    ill try quicktime in future before i convert lol

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