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frame capture from Quicktime?

Erika Epstein
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I was sent some quicktime movies and I am wondering how to extract the individual frames. I have both mac and pc, see signature, but not quicktime pro.

I can do screen captures, but is there a way to extract all the individual frames?

thanks in advance!
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
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"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"
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Anonymous
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I haven't test on mac, but it works on windows (should work on mac too). Just go to the frame and click+drag to the desktop. In windows I got a .dib (windows says its a bitmap image) and it opens in paint to save out as other formats
Erika Epstein
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Michael,
What am I doing wrong?
I've tried both machines, right and left click, holding and draggging to desktop and nothing.

Thanks,
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"
Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
The dragging bit doesn't work on Mac. To get the paused frame on Lion with Quicktime X, you can just do an Edit > Copy (cmd-C) - and then open Preview and do File > New from Clipboard.

But it sounded like you wanted all of the individual frames as a sequence of image files.

iMovie lets you open a move, and then Share > Export Using QuickTime and then set the QuickTime export to "Movie to Image Sequence."

If you have QuickTime 7 Pro installed on your system (only QT X comes with Lion), it has the same export option.

Cheers,
Karl
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Anonymous
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I am on windows 7 with standard quicktime. It must be a 7 thing.
Erika Epstein
Booster
Hi Michael and Karl,
Thanks for your help. Unfortunately I am still not able break out the individual frames of the QT movies. On my mac with Lion, I the files are 3GP file format.

I've tried Karl's suggestion using imovie, but I am not getting the same options that he notes 😞.

I can't open the QT movie in imovie; dragging and dropping or FILE> open
most likely my lack of expertise with imovie.
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"
Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
You can try using screen capture:
1. Start the movie
2. Go in to Full Screen Mode
3. Scrub to the position.
4. on the keyboard press 'Command+Shift+3'
Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
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Erika Epstein
Booster
Hi Eduardo,
Not familiar with the term 'scrub', but it sounds like what I have been doing. I just stop the movie/move the progress bar and take a screen shot.
Thanks
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"
Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
Oops misread:

1.Download Quicktime 7 from apple at

http://support.apple.com/downloads/#quicktime

2. Open movie
3. Select Export and look for "Movie to Image Sequence"
Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
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