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How to grab stills?
How to grab stills?
by Robert Withers on Aug 10, 2019 at 3:04:09 am

Hi,
A second try at posting this . . .
I import a film into a new project in Resolve 15 (Macbook Air, Mohave 10.14), go to the View menu to grab some stills and all the Stills actions are grayed out.
What do I need to do differently to get this function to work?
Thanks,
Robert

Robert Withers

Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City


Re: How to grab stills?
by Robert Withers on Aug 10, 2019 at 3:06:24 am

Oh, sorry. I see there's a Blackmagic Design and a separate Davinci Resolve forum.
Robert

Robert Withers

Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City


Re: How to grab stills?
by Glenn Sakatch on Aug 10, 2019 at 7:58:37 pm

Stills are used to capture your color correction settings, and store them internally for other shots or projects.
You have to put them into a timeline, and then grab them from the color page.

Sounds like you want to export freeze frames?

Glenn


Re: How to grab stills?
by Robert Withers on Aug 10, 2019 at 9:30:47 pm

Thanks, Glenn.
Yes that's what I wanted. To export still images, otherwise known as freeze frames in other software and film lingo.
I should have searched for freeze frames in the manual.
Got it done in Premiere, maybe more slowly.
Cheers,
Robert

Robert Withers

Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City


Re: How to grab stills?
by Marc Wielage on Aug 12, 2019 at 10:40:53 am

[Robert Withers] "Yes that's what I wanted. To export still images, otherwise known as freeze frames in other software and film lingo."
I would grab stills in the Gallery -- option-command-G on the Mac -- then right click on the still and export it in whatever still format you need. Be aware you should make sure the session settings are at the same resolution as your source material.


Re: How to grab stills?
by Robert Withers on Aug 12, 2019 at 4:51:22 pm

Thanks, Marc!

Robert Withers

Independent/personal/avant-garde cinema, New York City





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