Best way/software/freeware to capture stills off video

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by muzician21, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. muzician21

    muzician21 Guest

    I have Pinnacle Studio which has a function to capture stills from an
    AVI file, but the captured stills don't seem to have great resolution.
    After not much magnification under PaintShop Pro, rectangular
    blockiness appears. Doesn't seem to matter at what size I save the

    I can maybe marginally improve their appearance by doctoring the stills
    but seems it would be better to have better images to work with in the
    first place.

    I realize video frames aren't going to have the same resolution as pics
    from a dedicated digital camera but wonder if there's something that
    does a better job.

    muzician21, Mar 21, 2006
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    PTravel Guest

    Nor will they. NTSC DV-25 is fixed at only 720 x 480 pixels. That's more
    than adequate for television, but extremely low resolution for stills.
    PTravel, Mar 21, 2006
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  3. muzician21

    peter Guest

    An HD camcorder would give you higher resolution video and stills.

    But I suspect that is not the solution you need. Most people either accept
    720x480 (NTSC) still from their camcorders, or shoot stills with digital
    peter, Mar 24, 2006
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