How can I get a still picture of a frame of a video?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by c073186, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    I want to get a still image (.jpg or some other format) of the first frame of a video I have so that I can use that picture as a link on my website. What is the best / easiest way to do this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    #2
    what are u using to edit? I think after effects allows you to export in jpeg
     
  3. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's just a Quicktime video that I ripped off a DVD. I did not really edit it at all. I thought about using Grab to take a selection but that is too much work if I want to do this is large quantities.
     
  4. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    #4
    take a screen shot

    command + shift + 4

    and select the area of the video that u need(just pause it)

    and it will save it to the desktop

    its much simpler then programs etc
     
  5. sarge macrumors 6502a

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    If you have FCP you just need to set the playhead to the frame you are interested in and choose File/Export/Quicktime Conversion/Still Image.
    Not sure if FCE or iDVD have that capability or not...
     

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