video clip frame capture

  jason.p 22:53 16 Oct 07

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to capture a single frame from a digital video clip, and if so, how do I go about it. I've just got an Epson DX8400 printer with card reader and LCD screen. Would it be possible to do it with this?
Thanks in advance.

has your media player software got a snapshot option?

vlc has its free
click here

  Technotiger 23:03 16 Oct 07

I don't think the printer is capable of doing that. You need a TV Card, something like click here

But it also might depend on the source of the video clip - i.e. camcorder or mobile phone?

  Technotiger 23:05 16 Oct 07

Though *Raven*'s suggestion looks a better option.

  brundle 23:05 16 Oct 07

Load the movie into virtualdub, locate the frame you want, use `copy source frame to clipboard` from the Video menu, paste into Microsoft Paint or any other image editor

click here

It doesn't handle .wmv or .mov files though

  jason.p 18:48 17 Oct 07

Brilliant! Thanks guys. I've downloaded VLC and Virtualdub, so between them I should be able to get my frames.

if you use VLC
To take snapshot,right click,its in the context menu
to set the location to save snapshot
settings->Preferences -> Video -> Video snapshot directory.

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