Screen Grabs off DVDs
Posted 26 May 2005 - 03:58 PM
I believe it is possible with Final Cut Pro... but I haven't figured out how..
Any advice would be greatly appreciate as I am compiling a visual reference book for a feature I have in development to compliment the script..
Obviously most directors use films, photographs, paintings etc as visual references.. but my aim is to compile a book containing these key images grabbed off various dvds that relate to the look I want to achieve ... the framing, composition, lighting, etc..
I believe this would be immensely useful to the DP, and all the other departments heads
A related question to all you DPs... what would you ideally want from a director in explaining his vision for a film?
Posted 26 May 2005 - 04:10 PM
First of all, get a stand alone player like the VLC Player (can be downloaded for free). This player allows screengrabs, something Apples built-in DVD player doesn't.
Then play your film. Press Shift - Apple - 4 and you'll get something that looks like a crosshair in a gun scope. Draw your square on the screen to grab what you want, and voila! it's saved on your desktop.
Simple. No clue how to do it on a PC unfortunately.
Posted 26 May 2005 - 05:42 PM
Apple apparently was talked out of allowing this feature by the motion picture industry so the workaround is a little more complicated.
Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:52 PM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 01:40 PM
It does precisely what the name implies.