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2007 April 14th, 14:44
When people upload or link up their still images of the footage they shoot, how do you do that without resorting to making the footage a graphic image file like a .bmp or a .jpg .png and so on?
2007 April 14th, 15:26
Not sure I understand.
2007 April 14th, 23:26
A lot of people go out and tape HD footage and instead of throwing the very large uncompressed video on the Internet they take a frame's worth so you can see the picture quality.
How do you do that without letting the computer compress the image?
2007 April 14th, 23:44
Most NLE's have this feature built in; normally called "SNAPSHOT" or "STILL EXTRACTION" or some such.
Saving would be done in PNG or BMP or JPG. Also, if it's interlaced footage, the pic needs to be saved with DEINTERLACING.
Quicktime I think can do this also, but might need the PRO version, not sure.
2007 April 15th, 02:49
You're a Vegas guy aren't you Mal? The preview window has a "Copy Snapshot to Clipboard" button is that the one?
2007 April 15th, 08:25
Yes, THAT'S the one! Just open an "image manipulating software" like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, or the free XNview, and select PASTE AS NEW IMAGE or IMPORT CLIPBOARD, then save to whatever format you like.
(and yeah, Vegas here....)
2007 April 15th, 14:29
save to whatever format you likeIsn't this where the software takes over and compresses the image? Is there a way to do it losslessly?
2007 April 15th, 15:13
Isn't this where the software takes over and compresses the image? Is there a way to do it losslessly?
BMP is completely lossless, as each pixel is identified with its color and luminocity, and with JPG you can choose degree of compression when you save (1% to 100%).
BMPs naturally have quite high file sizes.
2007 April 16th, 01:01
I'll give it try, thanks Mal!
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