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Hey Kids. I am looking for a way to extract a single frame from a DVD my Uncle made in imovie. He converted an old football highlight film from VHS to DVD for my older brothers. I have never really got into the joy of video editing, so I don't really know what to expect. I know that the quality won't be great, but that doesn't much matter as it will be manipulated(heavily) in Photoshop. I am looking for free to very inexpensive tips. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.

 

Mikey

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You should be able to just open the movie in Quicktime or whatever movie player you want, and go to the frame you want, hit Command+Shift+4 and then select the area you want to capture (or Command+Shift+3 if your watching in full screen).

It should save to the desktop (unless you changed where screenshots are saved) as a png file.

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only problem with that is you can't capture in DVD playback, and when I use VLC to playback the video TS files, they looked a lot more distorted (i.e. more predominent interlace lines).

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i did try that. worked a little but still noticable. i will check out SnapzPro. Thanks for the help so far.

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If it's a DVD made by your Uncle, it won't be CSS-protected. You can probably just view it in Quicktime and capture it by using Quicktime's "Open File", navigate to the DVD in the Open File dialog, go into the VIDEO_TS folder, and select one of the .VOB files.

 

Or just download and use Handbrake to convert it to a .mp4 file you can play in just about anything.

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