St. Catharines, Ontario
January 23, 2010 5:06pm CST
I obviously have a lot to learn about this new camera of mine. I wanted to take a picture of something this morning and ended up taking a movie of it. It was a fleeting something, so I couldn't retake the shot. I don't know how to isolate the scene I wanted to take (the rest of the movie is just camera movement as I put it back on the table). After a bit of trial and error, I managed to stop the video and scroll back to the start, to the shot I wanted to take, and then take a screen shot of that. Let's see if I can upload it. Well, it doesn't seem as I can, but I must say, I like that what I typed above remained intact while I tried.
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2 Feb 10
Many photo editing programs can extract single frames from a video. Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop and many other will do it and so will many video editing packages. Check out the ones on your computer, and any that came with your camera.
26 Jan 10
I couldn’t see your picture, just the thumbnail, shame…It takes a while to get used a new camera. I think it’s all about trial and error because the instruction books generally complicate even the simplest tasks! It took me a while to work out how to change mode from MOVIE to AUTOPIC . Do you have a ‘mode’ or a menu button? Once you have a picture it is not too difficult to upload it on the PC and place almost anywhere you like. It takes practice, I think...
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24 Jan 10
Hey Barbara! I still haven't learned how to work my camera too well either! For some reason it sort of sticks when I go to take a shot! I still just don't know what I'm doing! Every few shots I take sort of come out ok, but most of them don't! My friend who gave me the camera came over to "fix" the mess that I made by playing with the menu and whatever else I did to mess it up! He said the flash wasn't flashing and that was one of the problems! I haven't really tried since he fixed it because I just get so frustrated! Maybe I'll try again tomorrow! I mostly try to take pictures of my cats! But, they are definitely moving fast and I really have to be quick to get a decent shot of one of them!
24 Jan 10
You must have got some literature along with your camera. Just go thru. There are modes for different settings. You just need to turn on the knob or whatever you have out there. I have a nice camera and I simply love capturing photos and videos of my garden and pets. I have created video clips of these collections and have uploaded them on to youtube. Each time I hear a bird chirping I will rush to capture the sound.
23 Jan 10
This PC i am using right now doesn't let me see your photo in a bigger size although I see that that is possible. It's good that you found the option to take a photo from the video, I never did get to try that on my own digital camera. What camera did you get by the way?
24 Jan 10
I can conclude from what you said that you want to take a picture, but instead of it, you took a movie, which you don't want from the first place. I can see from the tags that you used pentax digital camera. I never used any of pentax, but I can say that in almost digital camera, there is a switch to change between still image and moving image. I believe that all you have to do is just use your camera more and more, until you understand fully all its feature. I am sure you can maximize the function of it.
24 Jan 10
hi it takes time in learning i have a jvc video cam, n i have been using it for stills as well as video, and tru to ur words i lost lot of "those moments" as i forgret to reset "still mode" after using the "video mode" or otherwise cheers