How to Capture a Photo From Video in Adobe Premier Pro

Updated on March 1, 2018
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Joshua has work experience in manufacturing, distribution, and aerospace. He received his BBA in accounting from Kent State University.

Introduction

I always run into cases where I want to take a screen shot of a video, but don't trust doing a screen shot in my generic video player on my laptop. It's probably best, especially if you want a crisp shot, to use a professional program to complete this operation.

Taking a screen shot in Adobe Premier is fairly easy.
Taking a screen shot in Adobe Premier is fairly easy.

Step 1: Start New Project

Open Adobe Premier 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 setting for a screen shot.
Don't worry about changing any setting for a screen shot.

Step 3: Select Video

Choose the video file from the media browser. If the media browser is not displayed double chick 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.

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 screen shot of. At this point press the stop button. You may also drag the blue position finder. Now select the little camra icon to complete a screen shot.

Step 6: Save Your File

Now name your file and click OK.

Step 6: 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

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