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How to Isolate/Capture Pictures from Video

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Ok all you brainyacks.  I notice how you can take a video, and then slice and dice it to isolate as separate and distinct pictures from a digital video.

 

I want to isolate the letter "C"  (i.e., angulation) in Jonny Moseley's body in various frames near 1:43 here: 

 

 

So, fess up.  How do you do it?

post #2 of 7

The easiest option under Windows 7 (maybe 8 and 10) is to use the Windows "Snipping tool". You could also install ShareX which gives you much more control during capture and has a simple built-in editor. 

 

To do more complex stuff after the frames are captured, I use GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program, yes the name was a poor choice) which is free. 

 

Similar capture tools are built into the Mac OS.

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MGA who knew?   

 

Ok, I have been playing with the W10 Snipping Tool, and I get it, but now I need to slow the video down so I can snip the precise picture I want.  I tried slowing the speed down in youtube and it didn't seem to work for me.  MGA will Gimp play in super slow mo as well as snip?  

 

TheRusty. The "frame" I am looking for is when Jonny's downhill ski is on its inside edge biting into the downhill face of the bump and his body is making the letter "C" i.e., angulating to bite the ski.  You captured the flat sliding ski approach. (I will figure it out, you don't have to try to capture it.)  Thanks!!! 


Edited by Tim Hodgson - 9/29/16 at 4:01pm
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I'm using a Windows set up. The frame I got above I just captured via standard windows screen capture while the YouTube video played. Most of the YouTube videos these days are high enough quality to get close enough to the frame I want and then just paste it into paint. In the old days I used paid for software (last called "replay") that captured streaming video and converted it back into real video which then could be played through decent video players (e.g. quicktime), general video editing software (e.g. adobe premiere) or golf type movement analysis tools (e.g. V1).

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Originally Posted by Tim Hodgson View Post
 

MGA who knew?   

 

Ok, I have been playing with the W10 Snipping Tool, and I get it, but now I need to slow the video down so I can snip the precise picture I want.  I tried slowing the speed down in youtube and it didn't seem to work for me.  MGA will Gimp play in super slow mo as well as snip? 

 

Once you click the video, just keep tapping the space bar to pause/unpause until you're on the frame you want. You may need to seek back and forth a few times. 

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Metaphor_ I did not know about using the space bar to start/pause.  Thank you, it is much quicker than using the cursor over the start triangle and pause bars.  Now I am trying to learn how to snip a piece from a full screen youtube video (I can't get the snipper to lay on top of the full screen video).

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