Taking a still from a movie

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Xorro, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Xorro macrumors regular

    Xorro

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have searched the forums but cannot find anything which helps me.

    I have a movie, from which I would like to extract a still to make a photograph. Is this something I can do in iMovie or do I need a 3rd party app? (If so which one?)

    Thanks.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    #3
    Also VLC Player has the option of taking snapshots of a video file.

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  4. johto macrumors 6502

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    Play your movie on a window 1:1 scale, and then use shift+cmd+4, you will get a crosshair to choose the are of your screenshot :)
     
  5. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    #5
    you can use VLC as mentioned but if your going to make a photograph out of it its not going to look good. most video is about 720x480 res and a good photograph is much higher ( depending on size ) don't expect to make a high quality poster or anything with this.
     

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