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Old January 19th, 2010, 09:20 AM   #1
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A couple editing questions

First could someone tell me how to save a frame on the timeline as a picture? I want to save a couple for the cover on my dvd but can not get this one figured out. Second is there a simple way to adjust the audio peaks without lowering the sound of the rest of the video. Thanks in advance.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #2
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First could someone tell me how to save a frame on the timeline as a picture? I want to save a couple for the cover on my dvd but can not get this one figured out.
Just above the preview, at the far right is a floppydisc icon (save snapshot to file)


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Second is there a simple way to adjust the audio peaks without lowering the sound of the rest of the video. Thanks in advance.
The simple answer is a volume envelope. The next simplest is normalisation/compression, setting your maximum peak to a lower level (this may take some trial and error to get right if you're not familiar with the process). If you also have Soundforge, you have more options available.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 10:07 AM   #3
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Make sure to set your Preview window to Best/Full before you take the snapshot as this will give the highest resolution image.
I prefer to save it in PNG format (lossless) in case I do any further editing of the image in Photoshop.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 04:22 PM   #4
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Make sure to set your Preview window to Best/Full before you take the snapshot as this will give the highest resolution image.
Good point Mike, I forgot to mention that bit! :-|

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Old January 19th, 2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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Taken one step farther, deinterlacing will also increase the quality. The various scripts that are available to do this task will change the preview to best/full and set the deinterlacing properly, save the image, and then set them all back to their previous values.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:45 AM   #6
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Thanks guys you are a big help!!!
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 10:02 PM   #7
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for audio I'd use "Wave Hammer Surround" from audio event FX
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