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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2006
    Taking stills from video... need help!
    Hello all you wonderful Mac users!

    Well, I finally joined the cult and bought my first Mac after being a PC user for the last thirteen or so years... and so far I'm rather impressed! It's a MacBook Pro by the way, not a desktop one (in case that makes a difference to my question?).

    Anyway, on my PC I would use Windows Movie-Maker to play video footage and could click a button to take a .jpg still from anywhere in the movie. I'm not great with computers and have not yet figured out a way to do this on my Mac.

    I did manage to create a still using iMovie HD, but it was still in a .mov format (if I remember rightly?) and didn't act like a normal photo would.

    Is there a program that somebody could please recommend that is as basic as Windows Movie-Maker that will allow me to take .jpg stills from my movies? I don't need anything complicated as this is pretty much all I will be using it for.

    Any advice greatly appreciated,


    Drew :yinyang:

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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    While in iMovie, select the still frame in question. Then from the file drop down menu, select save frame.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2006
    Ah, fantastic. I do love a simple solution!

    Thanks for that! Really appreciate it!

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Apr 15, 2012
    How to get from iPhoto to iMovie
    I love the simplicity of this! I just don't know how to get the movie into iMovie from iPhoto. Export?

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    If the movie is in iPhoto, it will automatically show up in iMovie.


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