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How do I capture a picture from my videos?

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thomasfromme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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How do I capture a picture from a video in iMovie 11?

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  • sma236 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2012 8:01 AM (in response to thomasfromme)

    If you do not want do download MPEG Streamclip.


    The way I make a still from iMovie 11 is to add the clip to a project.

    Move the red line over where you want the still to be captured and right click and select 'add freeze frame' to add a 4 second still.


    I do this with all the stills that I want to capture and then delete all but the frozen frames.


    I then share the project as Quicktime movie and open the mov in Quicktime full screen when the freeze frame is showing I pause Quicktime then click Shift+cmd+4. this allows you to select the part of the picture you want to capture and it saves  a copy to the desk top as a .pgn; you do this for each of the pictures, you then have stills of the image as you want them.


    I hope this helps.


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