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How to Capture a Photo From Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

Joshua earned an MBA from USF and he writes mostly about software and technology.

Videos are made up of thousands of frames and Adobe Premiere has the power to pull one of those frames out to create a photo. The task is described in Premiere as grabbing a screenshot and exporting a still frame.

Videos are made up of thousands of frames and Adobe Premiere has the power to pull one of those frames out to create a photo. The task is described in Premiere as grabbing a screenshot and exporting a still frame.

If you are like me, you often run into cases where you want to take a screenshot of a video but don't trust doing a screenshot in a generic video player.

Utilizing Adobe Premier to capture a screenshot is recommended if you want a clear crisp shot. To complete this task, follow the following easy-to-do steps.

Step 1: Start New Project

Open Adobe Premiere Pro and start a new project

A project must be saved before starting.

A project must be saved before starting.

Step 2: Name Project

Name your project and save it either to the default file location or the location of your liking and click on the OK button.

Don't worry about changing any settings for a screen shot.

Don't worry about changing any settings for a screen shot.

Step 3: Select Video

Choose the video file from the media browser. If the media browser is not displayed double click on edit at the top of your screen. Make sure that you double-click the video file so that it appears in the video player.

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Step 4: Extend Viewing Area (Optional)

Change the size of your viewing screen by dragging the borders of the video player. The zoom on the video can also be adjusted.

Step 5: Find the Frame and Get the Shot

Play your video until you get to the frame that you want a screenshot of. At this point press the stop button. You may also drag the blue position finder. Now select the little camera icon to complete a screenshot.

Step 6: Save Your File

Now name your file and click OK.

Step 7: Retrieve Your File

Retrieve your photo by going to the file location that you chose earlier. If you chose the default location and are using Windows, go to:

Documents►Adobe ► Premiere ► Pro ► 12.0

An excellent book for reference to figure out common tasks with comprehensive information is the book Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2018 Joshua Crowder

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