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Author Topic: Automatically taking a screenshot from a video  (Read 2120 times)

mediaguycouk

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Automatically taking a screenshot from a video
« on: September 07, 2008, 09:36:43 AM »
Yesterday there was a program on bits du jour that would make a storyboard from a videoclip, a little like media player classic does.

What I really want is something that will do what youtube does to videos, go into the clip and select the middle or few seconds in and take a screenshot and export it as a jpg file.

Is there anything out there that does this one thing? It would have to work via a command line as my video encoders generally work without user input.
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Re: Automatically taking a screenshot from a video
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 02:35:37 AM »
u can try imagegrabber
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Re: Automatically taking a screenshot from a video
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 02:54:21 AM »
WARNING! Achtung Bitte! WARNING!
ImageGrabber page contains NSFW images.

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Re: Automatically taking a screenshot from a video
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 03:47:56 AM »
http://rapidshare.co...abber_Setup.msi.html ~ Edited:
- but I don't know how to make it create unfiltered images. Maybe the program should be purchased from somewhere in order to remove restrictions? The program comes without any "buy" link or "register" button.

00_01_05.JPG


00_01_25.JPG


Anyway:
it doesn't do what mediaguy asked for. It is a common screenshooter image-from-video extracter, but I must admit it is both fast and easy to use, and I expect it to give a nice result if the filter can be removed.



« Last Edit: September 08, 2008, 04:48:27 AM by Curt »

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Re: Automatically taking a screenshot from a video
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 05:02:02 AM »
http://www.fastvideoindexer.com/

I think Fast Video Indexer can do what you want:

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(...) By default the first video frame will be extracted one minute into the video and then another frame will be extracted every three minute. If you are working with videos that are shorter than 60 seconds one frame will still be extracted but from the middle of the video. (...)

http://www.fastvideo...ImagesFromVideos.htm

 
However, it is $35
http://www.fastvideoindexer.com/
« Last Edit: September 08, 2008, 05:05:06 AM by Curt »