Still image from video.


philstaff

Link Posted 15/07/2017 - 15:28
Hi is it possible to save a still image from a video clip with Pentax. If so can someone point to a tutorial please.

Regards Ian

JAK

Link Posted 15/07/2017 - 17:21
If you play the video with VLC it has the facility to take a frame grab.
It's really simple: Menu option 'Video' > 'Take Snapshot'.

It can also be done in camera, e.g. with a K-3, play the movie, pause, and press AE-L (check the manual.)
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 15/07/2017 - 17:28

philstaff

Link Posted 15/07/2017 - 20:07
JAK wrote:
If you play the video with VLC it has the facility to take a frame grab.
It's really simple: Menu option 'Video' > 'Take Snapshot'.

It can also be done in camera, e.g. with a K-3, play the movie, pause, and press AE-L (check the manual.)

Not sure if this will work with the KR but will check thanks

Ian

JAK

Link Posted 15/07/2017 - 20:42
The K-r camera manual says it requires pressing the INFO button rather than the AE-L, otherwise much the same.
Have you not got a manual? If not it can be downloaded from Ricoh's Pentax pages. Direct link here. I've saved a full set, one never knows when some obscure detail might be required!
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 15/07/2017 - 20:44

philstaff

Link Posted 15/07/2017 - 22:12
Thanks John yes I do have a manual but this never really was something that I looked into

Regards Ian

richandfleur

Link Posted 16/07/2017 - 12:19
As above, many video players will let you save a single frame export from a video.

A few things to consider though:

It will be low resolution compared to a normal picture.
It will be lower quality also.
It may have motion blur too, as this is acceptable and almost desiresble in video, but not so often wanted in stills.

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dalebaker

Link Posted 20/11/2017 - 06:05
That's the problem I've encountered, it compromised the quality by lowering the resolution.

tigershoot

Link Posted 24/11/2017 - 22:09
Ian, are you on a Mac or a PC?
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