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Sunday, December 05, 2004

How To Capture Video With Print Screen

I had such a hard time pulling this off, I figured I needed to post about it. We needed a screen cap from a video for an article (layman's terms: I needed to use Print Screen to get a picture from a video). Problem is, when you play video, it's not actually part of your screen, its being played over your screen, so Print Screen just ignores it. Paste it into Photoshop, and all you see is a black square, or weirder, the video, still playing. Luckily, there's a stupid hack that fixes this. Open your video in Windows Movie Maker, go to the part you want, and hit Print Screen. Voila! I recommend hitting the button to go to full screen so you get a better quality shot. I got the idea to use Movie Maker from this post at SitePoint Forums (athough that tip was only a starting point, since it didn't work). Presumably, other image editing tools might work, but this is the one most Windows users should have. Have fun!

1 Comments:

Blogger jimmy said...

Shucks man.. I tried this out.. But it still doesn't help.. Think you could explain a lil more? Email me at i_wont_dance@hotmail.com won't ya?

*LoL* Thanks!

12:32 PM  

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