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Egret124 Level 1 (0 points)
I am really ticked off. I just upgraded to iMovie 11 and couldn't capture a still from my video. I called support to see what I needed to do and was told that THIS FEATURE IS NOT ON iMovie 11.


How could such a basic feature be eliminated? Of course now I can make movie trailers, a cool feature, but...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Ziatron Level 4 (3,830 points)
    This is why it's nice to have both iMovie 06 and iMovie 11.
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)
    You can still do it by exporting via quicktime as an image sequence.

    [Follow the advice of rc61austin in this thread.|]
  • iphonejunky Level 3 (525 points)
    iMovie will import all of the Videos from your Camera, and you can use iPhoto to Import your Photos.
    After that, you can use iMovie to access the photos from the iPhoto library.

    From the iMovie menu bar select: *"Window > Photos"*, then drag the photos to your Project.
  • Egret124 Level 1 (0 points)
    The thread referenced is for iMovie 9. I still can't make it work in iMovie 11.

    As a compromise, now I just open quicktime to play the video, freeze it where I want it and grab the screen with Grab or Snagit beta.
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)
    This is the post I was referring to.

    Re: Where did the stills go?
    Posted: Oct 27, 2010 2:46 AM in response to: John Cogdell
    Well, we can always do it the old fashion way...
    -New Project
    -Select the small sliver of footage you want to get still from and add to project
    -Export using Quicktime
    -Select Movie to Image Sequence
    -Select your options of choice
    -Export sequence to folder
  • Afterimages Level 1 (80 points)
    With cursor at the frame you want, right (control) click and pick Add Freeze Frame.
  • iphonejunky Level 3 (525 points)
    Afterimages is right!
    _ Move the playhead to a Video Frame you would like to capture a still from
    _ Right click and select "Add Freeze Frame".

    Afterimages wrote:
    With cursor at the frame you want, right (control) click and pick Add Freeze Frame.
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)
    This is not what the original poster asked. He is interesting in capturing a still frame from iMovie to use in some other app like iPhoto.

    Message was edited by: AppleMan1958
  • vizitris Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh yes, as AppleMan1958 wrote, it IS a good workaraound to get jpg (or tiff...) stills from Imovie 11: If you make freeze frames and export the project via Quicktime with the option "Image sequence", you can choose in the options if you want jpg's or tiff's or...
    If you set the duration of the freeze frames to 0.1 s before the export (you can choose all and set the duration for all at the same time), you only get two or three stills by freeze frame.

  • Egret124 Level 1 (0 points)
    That was helpful. I thought I exported a sequence a small sliver of footage using quicktime to my desktop. I was a little chagrined to find my desktop filled with about 50 images.

    Too bad it isn't as easy as it was in iMovie 11 where I could go to finder and get it on a whim.
  • Memories Level 1 (0 points)
    I might be barking up the wrong tree here but i always need still from my wedding videos and im in the same boat I ahvn't tried it yet but i'm going to trsy taking a screen shot ( SHIFT- CMD - 4 ) and edit that in a program like photoshop..... and then bring it into iphoto or something???

  • glenanaar Level 1 (0 points)
    I also have upgraded to iMovie '11, I am very disappointed with the creating of a JPEG from imovie. I have taken a step backwards and have to import clips into iMovie '06 and from there, create JPEGS for still photographs. Pity such a basic feature has been take out of iMovie '11 Otherwise a great upgrade.
  • SillyCR Level 1 (0 points)
    This is great feedback for Apple. love the iMovie '11 but not happy I can't simply export a still image into another program ie. iPhoto
  • davebrook Level 1 (0 points)
    I agree ... Apple can we get a little help on this issue? I NEED my stills back (please)
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