video experts?

  bythor 15:32 16 Jun 2004

I've just bought a Sony DVD-201e camcorder. What I hoped to do was capture stills from the video footage (not actually take stills like a normal camera). Does anyone know how this is done? Does it need particular software, and if so is there any free s/w that'll do it?

  stlucia 15:57 16 Jun 2004

I use Pinnacle DV to capture the video from camera to PC, and to then edit it and convert it into the right format for making a DVD. Pinnacle includes a function which allows you to select any single frame you want from the downloaded video, and to save it as a separate image.

I presume that the other major video editing softares will do the same thing, though I don't have experience of them.

  Bapou 16:33 16 Jun 2004

I use Ulead Video Studio 7, (8 is now available),does a similar, some say easier job than Pinnacle.

For full advice on what you seek on transferring and editing click here

  bythor 21:17 16 Jun 2004

thanks bapou and stlucia. I'll look at both and see wot helps.

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