capturing a photo from a video in imovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jennadq, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. jennadq macrumors newbie


    Apr 4, 2008
    i was wondering if there is a way to take a still from a video in imovie. I'm kind of half way there: I managed to freeze a single frame, but I can't see how to turn it into a photo. I thought maybe I could do it in iphoto but it seems downright impossible to do in that program. thanks :apple:
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    I don't use iMovie, but did you check the Help files?

    In FCE/FCP it's a rather simple process ... I can't imagine that iMovie would be difficult.

  3. bobbleheadbob macrumors 6502a


    Feb 6, 2007
    Just hold your mouse over the still frame in the clip that you want to use as a photo in your project. Select the "Add Still Frame to Project" option. It should be the last one in the pop-up menu. The frame will appear as a photo in your project. You can then move it around, set the duration, etc. If you don't have a 2 button mouse, you can control/click.

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