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Learning VirtualDub: The Complete Guide to Capturing, Processing and Encoding Digital Video by Georgios Diamantopoulos, Sohail Salehi

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Extracting Stills

Saving still images of your video can be very useful if you want to automate processes like making thumbnails of a video file to post on the Internet. Using VirtualDub, you can extract the stills and use a batch file to automate the thumbnail creation.

You can extract the stills of the whole video if you like, but beware of the file sizes; VirtualDub can export to Bitmaps (uncompressed) and TARGA/JPEG (compressed). In either case, the collection might occupy a lot of disk space depending on the frame size, length, and compression quality. Try to limit the operation to the specific range in which you are interested. You can select the range you want using your chosen method.

When you have selected the region of interest, select ...

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