Capturing Still Images from a Movie Using Premiere Pro

Capturing Still Images from a Movie (by using XPS-1 or XPS-2 Workstations)

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You could use this method to capture still images from a DVD movie:

 

Using PC's PowerDVD Player + Print Screen (Recommended)


STEP 1: Turn on the PC
- Computer

Special note for XSP-2 workstation users: If the screen requests the use of a special
login ID and password (other than the NetID/Password), hold down the PC's power
button for a few seconds till the PC power is off. Wait a few seconds, and then turn it
back on again.

STEP 2: Locate the PowerDVD Player
- Insert the DVD disc into the PC's DVD drive (Note: not the DVD Player).
- An application window will pop up. Select PowerDVD.

STEP 3: Locate the Screen Image to Capture
- Play the movie. Use the Chapter button to locate the desired chapter. You could also
use the Speed button to go forward or backward faster.
- Once a desired screen image is located, press the player's Pause button.

STEP 4:: Print the Screen
- On the keyboard, press the Prt SCR key (print Screen key located under the barcode).

STEP 5: Paste the PrintScreen
- Now go to START > Programs > Adobe PHOTOSHOP 7. When Photoshop is open,
go to FILE >NEW. The new screen should be in 1024 x 768 pixels. Press OK.
A white page should appear, now go to EDIT > PASTE the captured image.

STEP 6: Crop the PrintScreen
- In Photoshop, use the selection tool (square dotted box located in the left upper screen)
to select the needed area > Image >crop. This will crop out the unwanted areas.

STEP 7: Save the File
- File > Save > and save it as a JPG image. Use the drop down box to select JPEG.
Make sure you save it in either the “D” or “F” drive but NOT the “C” drive.

STEP 8: Email the Pictures to Yourself
- IE browser > log in to your own email account. Send yourself a message and attach
the pictures with the message.

Using Adobe Premiere Pro

or you could use the following method to capture still images from a VCR or an external
DVD play station

STEP 1: Turn on All Components
- Computer

Special note for XSP-2 workstation users: If the screen requests the use of a special
login ID and password (other than the NetID/Password), hold down the PC's power
button for a few seconds till the PC power is off. Wait a few seconds, and then turn it
back on again.

- Sony Digital I Link Box (small gray box next to DVD/VCR). Make sure the ANALOG
light is ON.
- Insert DVD / VHS in Player (not the computer).

STEP 2: Launch Premiere Pro
- Go to START (bottom left of monitor) > PROGRAMS > ADOBE PREMIER PRO.
Once Premiere Pro is open, press “NEW PROJECT”, a premiere settings project window
appears. Make sure the standard 48khz is selected.

STEP 3: Select a Local Drive
-Look for LOCATION (bottom of Premiere Screen); hit BROWSE. Select MY COMPUTER
and then select either “D” or “F” drive. Do not save it to the "C:" drive! Create a new
folder in the “D” or “F” drive with your name. Hit OK. Type in the name of the file.

STEP 4: Locate the Screen Image to Capture
- To capture an image, go to the FILE > CAPTURE. Find the scene needed to capture.
The movie should appear on the capture screen. Press pause on the DVD/VCR when
the scene is located.

[Note: If the image does not appear on the PC screen, check two things. First, make
sure the Analog light on the Sony box is on. Second, make sure no wires have been
unplugged from the Sony box. There are 3 sets of wires connected to the Sony box.
One set [yellow, red white] comes from the DVD or VCR, another set [yellow, red white]
goes to the TV monitor, and the third set [firewire cable] goes out to the computer.]

STEP 5: Print the Screen
- On the keyboard, press the Prt SCR key (print Screen key located under the barcode).

STEP 6: Paste the PrintScreen
- Now go to START > Programs > Adobe PHOTOSHOP 7. When Photoshop is open,
go to FILE >NEW. The new screen should be in 1024 x 768 pixels. Press OK. A white
page should appear, now go to EDIT > PASTE the captured image.

STEP 7: Crop the PrintScreen
- In Photoshop, use the selection tool (square dotted box located in the left upper screen)
to select the needed area > Image >crop. This will crop out the unwanted areas.

STEP 8: Save the File
- File > Save > and save it as a JPG image. Use the drop down box to select JPEG.
Make sure you save it in either the “D” or “F” drive but NOT the “C” drive.

STEP 9: Email the Pictures to Yourself
- IE browser > log in to your own email account. Send yourself a message and attach
the pictures with the message.