If SHIFT+CMD+3 grabs a screen, what grabs a video shot?

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  1. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure I've managed this before, but can't remember how.

    You're playing a video and you want a snapshot of that babe singing to print and put in your wallet... what's the key sequence?

    Ta
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    #3
    Correct.

    You'll still need third party for now. Snapz Pro X is a good choice. Amrbosia software makes it.
     
  4. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I must have used another program I have recently downloaded, then.

    I'll try to see if I can find what it is.
     
  5. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thought so, it's in vlc.

    Attached grab.
     

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  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Err... you just want a screen shot when a video is playing, or do you want to capture a video of what is actually being displayed on your screen for X amount of time? Why doesn't Command Shift 3 work for you?
     
  7. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good question, and I hadn't realised until now that cntrl/cmd/3 could grab a 'still' from iTunes.

    My attachment shows the two grabs.

    I suppose the iTunes grab could be cropped. I like the unobtrusive vlc one, however.
     

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  8. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    For just a region of the screen use Cmd + Shift + 4 and drag a selection box over the area you want
     
  9. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Many thanks for the replies. Good info there.
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you press Cmd + Shift + 4 and then hit Space, you can take a screen shot of only the window that you click on.
     
  11. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    ha! you learn something new every day... never seen this one before it's awesome! lol
     

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