From: mike wechsler (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 06 2008 - 11:42:32 PST
Probably the TIFF file that you're getting is the most uncompressed. PNG,
while it has some benefits versus JPEG, is still a compressed format. TIFF
or PSD are your best bets for uncompressed. Try setting your in and out
points in FCE to the same frame (the frame you want the still of) and export
an image sequence as TIFFs or PSD, you'll get a 1 frame image sequence that
is a nice uncompressed still from your video. Keep in mind that if you're
working in standard def video you will not be able to make a truly hi-def
still without interpolating the image data in some way (ie scaling it up or
using Photoshop to change the size). This kind of resizing is best done in
photoshop and not left to Final Cut.
On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Joanna Raczynska <email suppressed>
> Dear Rita
> You could also project your video and take a hi res digital image of it.
> > Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 18:47:21 +0000
> > From: email suppressed
> > Subject: Re: Hi-res stills from Video
> > To: email suppressed
> > You can use a player like VLC player, http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ ,
> > that is free. Just open the file with vlc and press the corresponding
> > keys. It takes a screenshot in PNG, which is an uncompressed format.
> > There should be a lot more video programs that do this easily.
> > On 06/03/2008, Rita Nazareno <email suppressed> wrote:
> > > Hi all, I'd really appreciate some help re: getting hi-res stills
> > > from videos.
> > > I'm working on a project in final cut express, and i've exported it
> > > to quicktime, played it and used apple's grab function to take a
> > > still in TIFF.
> > > Was wondering if there's any other way?
> > >
> > > Best,
> > >
> > > RITA
> > >
> > >
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