Best way to get stills from a video?

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

  1. Guitarfreak macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

    aarond12

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    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

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    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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