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- April 7, 2017 at 7:36 AM #92447
Appreciate any recommendations concerning software to grab a freeze-frame from a 4K video.
Did a forum search but found nothing. https://www.videomaker.com/search/google/How%20to%20grab%20a%20freeze-frame%20from%20a%20video?query=How%20to%20grab%20a%20freeze-frame%20from%20a%20video&cx=016301996033947342722%3A-xsmlwign8w&cof=FORID%3A11&sitesearch=
- April 7, 2017 at 7:48 AM #215373
Forgot to mention, would like to grab the original 4K Frame (otherwise would use a screen capture app).
- April 7, 2017 at 10:21 PM #215380JackWolcottParticipant
I haven’t tested this but I would imagine that Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop would be able to grab a still frame at 4K resolution. I’ve worked with stills that were 3500×2500 in Paint Shop Pro.
- April 8, 2017 at 2:26 AM #215381
Screen grabs will be limited by your video card, so the way I’d do it (having an Adobe Subscription ) is bring it into a Premiere timeline, then export the frame in full res from there. I didn’t know Photoshop could load in a video file, so can’t comment on that version.
- June 21, 2017 at 2:26 AM #215708
- June 21, 2017 at 6:30 AM #215710alexandre1Member
Hey, was a bit curious myself, so I’ve just been reading through an online guide… I think it can probably help you 🙂 The VSDC Free Video Editor offers a screen capture tool, so I guess that’s what you’re after right? https://www.1and1.co.uk/digitalguide/websites/web-design/premiere-pro-alternatives-the-best-freeware/
- June 21, 2017 at 10:18 AM #215711
Jack Wolcott, paulears, stency76, and alexandre1,
Thanks for your comments!!! Have been offline on other projects and am now trying to catch up. Will try to answer everything here.
Jack Wolcott,”…Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop would be able to grab a still frame at 4K resolution…” forgot to mention that only have older P4 PCs so do not meet PaintShop Pro X9 min specs http://www.paintshoppro.com/en/products/paintshop-pro/standard/?sourceid=psp9-xx-ppc_brkws&gclid=CPLMs-y1z9QCFYaIswodEAoD2A#tech-specs same thing for Photoshop.
paulears, “…Premiere…” Same problem
stency76, “…latest version of PhotoShop app for free on your Android and iOS devices using tutu app. Get it from http://tutuappvipdownload.com ” Thanks for the Tip and Link! Will research this and get back.
alexandre1, “…The VSDC Free Video Editor offers a screen capture tool, so I guess that’s what you’re after right? https://www.1and1.co.uk/digitalguide/websites/web-design/premiere-pro-al… ” Looks Interesting! Thanks for the Tip and Link! Will also research and get back.
- June 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM #215712
stency76, “…latest version of PhotoShop app for free on your Android and iOS devices…” Went to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.psmobile&hl=en Adobe Photoshop Express checked features but did not find anything about loading a video file so Googled using Adobe Photoshop Express and found a review at http://www.techradar.com/reviews/adobe-photoshop-express also no mention of videos.
Appreciate your comments
- June 21, 2017 at 10:44 AM #215713
alexandre1, went to http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor checked and features look Very Interesting!
The Masking feature esp! “VSDC Free Video Editor allows for creating different shaped masks for hiding, blurring or highlighting certain elements in your video. You can use it to apply special effects inside or outside the masked area. One of the most common reasons for masking are to blur a face to protect the identity or remove unwanted marks.”
Somehow missed min tech requirements so Ged and found http://www.techradar.com/reviews/vsdc-free-video-editor after much searching did find http://www.videosoftdev.com/video-editor-doc/system-requirements “System Requirements In order for the program to work correctly, the following minimum system requirements should be met: Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 (we recommend to install the latest updates and service packs as well) Intel, AMD or compatible processor with the work frequency at 1.5 GHz or higher Screen resolution: 1024×768 pixels with 16-bit color or higher RAM 256Mb for the program Microsoft DirectX 9.0с or higher At least 50 MB of free disk space”
Think I should be able to meet them all!!!
Have you tried it yet? on what hardware?
- June 26, 2017 at 6:13 AM #215726
I’m a bit confused – you don’t have any editing software that will run on your computer? Why are you recording in a format you cannot access – or have I missed something somewhere? If you cannot run 4K software, then is a screen grab at whatever the resolution your 4K player is capable of pausing on no use?
I don’t quite understand what on earth you are doing?
- June 26, 2017 at 1:06 PM #215738
“I’m a bit confused – you don’t have any editing software that will run on your computer?” Correct, I am in the process of buying a new PC and most of the latest ver will not run on my old PCs . Except VSDC Free Video Editor!!!
“Why are you recording in a format you cannot access” Because I can access 4K on school PCs, friends PCs, and will be able to on my New PC.
“then is a screen grab at whatever the resolution your 4K player is capable of pausing on no use” Also plan to get a 4K monitor.
Am just very happy that alexandre1 mentioned VSDC Free Video Editor!
- June 27, 2017 at 10:36 AM #215743
Whoa! Before you spend major money on 4K – ask yourself a few questions. What will your end products be for? 4K is not yet broadcast, and in the UK there are no plans for any of the major broadcasters to produce mainstream 4K products. 4K cameras are very expensive, most 4K monitors aren’t capable of proper 4K. Sony Broadcast, for example have 4K camera and monitor products – but they have no consumer 4K monitors capable of displaying the 4K dynamic range. A free editing package that can do 4K will be compromised in many areas – so this all sounds to me like you want to buy a 800K supercar and stick remould tyres on it and run it on paraffin. My 4K video will replay on a number of free players, but I’m convinced none of them are displaying a full image, and even on my pretty swish computer they stutter and glitch. 4K is 4 times less practical – price, file size, processor load – and it’s silly. You can access 4K on the school PCs??? I’d bet that a proper 1080 image looks identical. 4K – as in real 4K is a huge bottleneck in every sense possible, and until people have displays that can take advantage of it – why on earth go for top notch image size and free software and domestic standard equipment. My camera simply cannot do 4K justice because I cannot afford a 4K capable lens. My HD lenses are good, but not good enough! NONE of my monitors can display the pictures I saw on Sony’s training course I went on at Pinewood Studios. Once you get your new PC just do a test of 1080 vs 4K and then see if you wish to pursue it. Is your 4K camera capable of displaying that pixel count? Can you transfer all that data in the time available?
I cannot balance the idea of 4K production with free software, That’s a big investment in equipment yet software – the critical thing that makes pictures work, has been excluded from your purchasing schedule.
- June 29, 2017 at 1:32 PM #215748
“Whoa! Before you spend major money on 4K – ask yourself a few questions” I already have a smartphone that takes 4K videos For a comparison of smartphone and Sony 4K watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWMAtDk_QSI which was done Sep 25, 2015.
Agree with everything you said which is why I am still waiting before buying any new hardware. Plus will add this new memory looks interesting “Intel 3D XPoint Found in Optane Module” http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?doc_id=1331750
- July 7, 2017 at 1:58 AM #215780
Smartphones take 4K FORMAT video. Never confuse format with quality. You can often stick a 20 year old SD broadcast camera’s output up against a 4K cheap capturing device and like the SD better – in fact the usual complaint is the 4:3 picture, very rarely picture quality. BBC local news that is slotted into national broadcasts is SD quality, not HD. How many notice. My iPhone takes nice photos and video, but it is a decent sensor behind average in the extreme glass. 4K is just technology progression, not a market led product. None of my broadcast cameramen friends have spent money on a home 4K TV – just pointless.
- August 29, 2017 at 7:50 AM #216068palladini971Participant
I use GIMP a free Program, and it can work with Video files.
- August 30, 2017 at 3:07 AM #216071FloraMember
I use Wondershare Filmora
There is action camera tool box, you can correct fish eyes, denoise and make the freeze frame.
You can read this review.
- October 21, 2017 at 5:50 PM #216336
- November 3, 2017 at 12:49 AM #277831astoncalvinMember
You can simply follow these steps to extract frames from video using Wondershare Filmora:
Step 1: Import your video clip
Step 2: Extract frames from video
Step 3: Save your frames
Also check out the video to learn how to extract HD frames from video with Wondershare Filmora at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJGJ0OYEK-4
- December 9, 2017 at 3:09 PM #277996TrevorParticipant
KenO I would agree with paulears, compared to True 4K cameras, the 4K produced by smart phones is like VHS compared to Betacam SP. Really the only time for 4K is if you really require the resolution. I remember about 2 years ago FOX used 4K for six cameras to allow them to electronically zoom in on certain angles for their 720p broadcast, without losing resolution.
Otherwise I would recommend just going with HD, since you can still do and offer a lot of stuff in both HD and SD.
- April 24, 2019 at 2:51 AM #72013762
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