how to capture or acquire a still image from a DVD?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by George, May 6, 2005.

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    George Guest

    Can anyone tell me how to get still images from a DVD? Cameras were,
    wisely, prohibited in church during my grandson's first communion. It
    was professionally recorded on a DVD. My daughter purchased one and I
    want to put some stills on line for the family to see. I thought it
    would be as easy as capturing a screen shot. But that does not work. Any
    suggestions will be very much appreciated. George
    George, May 6, 2005
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    archy Guest

    At least on a PC most of the standard playback software, eg WinDVD, Roxio,
    etc has a dedicated frame capture function.

    archy, May 6, 2005
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    Craig Flory Guest

    George ... I hate to tell you this but ... federal copyright laws prohibit
    you from doing what you want to do. Fines are up to $10,000.00 plus jail
    time. So try calling the professional to get, & pay for, copies.

    Craig Flory
    Craig Flory, May 7, 2005
  4. Turn hardware video acceleration to zero, then you can take screenshots

    Nicholas Sherlock
    Nicholas Sherlock, May 7, 2005
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    Scrufff Guest
    Scrufff, May 7, 2005
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    Dave Guest

    Scruff, we've got to beare with people like Craig Flory,
    but then again, there are people like you to make up therefore:)


    I have got the newest version of CyberLink PowerDVD,
    so this was no news to me, but a help for George
    Dave, May 7, 2005
  7. nero showtime (part of startsmart suite) has a frame capture in playback
    mode for dvd still capture.the images are very good quality considering!
    [email protected], May 7, 2005
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    Chris Havel Guest

    What OS?
    Chris Havel, May 7, 2005
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    Craig Flory Guest

    I am a member of the RECON team from Professional Photographers of America.
    We go out to stores to see that they are complying with the copyright laws.
    Eckerd Drugs paid out over $500,000.00 in fines. It is something all
    professional photographers feel strongly about. We make our income from
    selling photos. So when someone violates our copyrights it hurts everyone. I
    have turned in numerous companies and individuals. It is not a joke, and I
    am not trying to make waves. I was only trying to point out that he only
    owns that DVD to watch. He does NOT own the right to reproduce it in any

    Craig Flory PPA RECON TEAM
    Craig Flory, May 8, 2005
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    JJS Guest

    Of course, you have no idea whatsoever of the contract made with the
    videographer, so therefore you speak from your butt.
    JJS, May 8, 2005
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    DD Guest

    The DVD could even have been taken by his brother in law or niece.
    So, like JJS said, you talk shit.

    DD, May 8, 2005
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    ggull Guest

    Yes, this was the key in my being able to do screen snaps.
    There are probably multiple ways to get there, and it probably varies with
    your OS, but on Windows Me, the following gets me to that setting:

    Control Panel
    Display -- Display Properties window pops up
    go to Settings tab
    Advanced -- another window pops up
    go to Performance tab
    You should see a slider control for "Hardware acceleration":
    move the slider all the way to the left, "None"
    ggull, May 8, 2005
  13. hi,
    use cyberlink powerdvd 5.0 and take the snapshot of the movie using
    this software.

    subeshtamrakar, May 8, 2005
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    Scrufff Guest

    great software.
    Scrufff, May 9, 2005
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