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How do you grab a still from a video image?

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:31 AM
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How do you grab a still from a video image?

I shot some video on my iphone and would like to freeze and grab a frame for retouching in PS. Is there an easy way to do this or is special software required. Any tips appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:20 AM
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Re: How do you grab a still from a video image?

Both Photoshop and Elements can import video that can then be examined frame-by-frame. Elements has had this for years, but Photoshop just got it in CS5 (and requires the Extended versions).
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:33 AM
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Re: How do you grab a still from a video image?

A quick and dirty way you can do it is to pause the video at the frame you want on your phone then take a screen shot of it holding down the power button and main button (although I'm pretty sure the resolution won't be that great)
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:36 AM
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Re: How do you grab a still from a video image?

Thank you Doug. I have CS5 extended but when I try to import I get the message to use 32 bit version PS instead of 64. I'm not sure how to resolve that?

Thank you K, I'm hoping to avoid the screen grab route in case the rez suffers.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:43 AM
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Re: How do you grab a still from a video image?

You should have both versions loaded. Many plugins won't work with the 64bit version, so I guess that uses a plugin. Close PS and open the 32bit version (on Windows just type in Photoshop in the Start menu search and it should come up, unsure about the Mac technique, but it should be there).
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:47 AM
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Re: How do you grab a still from a video image?

I believe for the Mac version you go to your Photoshop in applications then hit command I to get the info box...should be a box to check for 32 bit
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:10 AM
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Re: How do you grab a still from a video image?

That did the trick - thanks chaps!
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