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Old May 5th, 2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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Grabbing a thumbnail pic from Final Cut Pro?

I know this is a simple process but cant remember how it is done. Can anyone tell me how to grab a screen shot from Final Cut and convert it into a jpeg pic?
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Old May 5th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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Shift-N creates a freeze frame in the Canvas. You can go to File > Export > QuickTime Conversion and export it as a JPG (or anything else.)
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Old May 5th, 2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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Thank you very much.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #4
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You can also do the OS X screen capture (Command+shift+4) and get a screen grab, which will save a PNG so you'd have to open in Preview and save as JPEG (which I actually prefer because Quicktime conversion into still frame sometimes screws up the aspect ratio or shows interlace artifacts).
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Old May 5th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #5
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I've seen that method go awry, though. If any overlays are visible, they get captured right along with the frame. I saw someone's video and all their still frames had the exclamation point or green check mark at the top because they didn't turn off the excess luma overlay.
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Well, nothing's idiot-proof.
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Well, nothing's idiot-proof.
And once they do make something idiot-proof, they come out with a better idiot!
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