Best way to take a screen grab
Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:32 AM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 11:15 AM
File > Export... > Using QuickTime Conversion
Select the Still Image format setting. Click the Options button and select the format of the exported image (e.g. jpeg). Click Ok.
Then export the image.
When you mention getting rid of the "video stuff" do you mean the interlace artifacts?
Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:36 PM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 01:08 PM
Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:18 PM
import footage into after effects, interpret the footage correctly, then export the frame from the comp timeline as a 16-bit psd file.
for 10-bit or lower:
open in quicktime player, go to the frame you want, cntl-c (copy), then paste into a photoshop doc (for 10 bit footage, pasting into a 16-bit doc is better) so you can resize to make up for the aforementioned non-square pixel aspect ratio. if it's dv25 (aka. dv / miniDV / dvcam), you will need to change the quicktime player display quality flag to "high quality" (qt player by default displays dv footage in a kinda blurry state to ensure that all computers can play it back in realtime, which isn't really relevant for any computers made in the last six years). you can change the high quality flag if you have quicktime pro by going into "movie properties" (command-j) and clicking "visual settings" and toggling the "high quality" checkbox. or you can download a free utility that will change the flag for you (whether you have qt pro or not)... it's called "HiQual". http://www.synthetic.../hiq/index.html
hope this helps.
Posted 08 April 2007 - 12:39 AM