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How to Capture a Photo From Video in Adobe Premier Pro

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

If you are like me, you often run into cases where you want to take a screen shot of a video but don't trust doing that screen shot in a generic video player. Using adobe Premier to capture a screen shot is recommended if you want a crisp shot.

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 screen shot 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 screen shot and exporting a still frame.

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 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 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.

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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.

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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 camera icon to complete a screen shot.

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Step 6: Save Your File

Now name your file and click OK.

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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

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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