screen shot of my own DVD?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Keebler, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm trying to grab various screen caps of a DVD created by me. Footage is of my client's home videos. I tried the 'grab' app, but it won't capture during dvd playback.

    Is there an app to do what i want? I know I can use programs to uncompress the dvd, but that seems like overkill.

    maybe snapping a shot on my digital camera?

    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  2. ppc_michael Guest

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    #2
    It would be best if you took screenshots of your source material rather than directly from the DVD. It would be better quality and easier to do, since I assume you have the source material because you made the DVD. :)
     
  3. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i totally agree, but in this case, i do not. just a regular home transfer that didn't require keeping source.

    i did see post on apple's site to use vlc and then 'grab' which i did.

    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  4. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    You can also use Snapz Pro, but you have to pay for it. The VLC/grab method's probably your best option for what you want to do, though.
     
  5. DanielSmith macrumors newbie

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  6. banjomamo macrumors regular

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    Open up your DVD in VLC Player. You can take a screenshot of it in that app and its free.

    Edit: I missed your one line about VPC above before I posted. Sorry.
     
  7. skimaxpower Guest

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    This is your best bet. Take the screen capture at 1x zoom. This will give you a small resolution pic, but it will be maximum possible quality. Better to resize later in Photoshop than to take the on-the-fly resize of VLC.
     

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