Figure 11.58 Click the Settings button.
Figure 11.57 In the Monitor panel, click the Export
Frame button.
Figure 11.56 Cue to the frame you want to export either
in the Clip view (shown here) or in the Timeline view.
Exporting Single
Still Images
You can export the current frame of video
from the sequence or source clip as a single
still-image file.
To export a single frame:
1.
Do one of the following:
To export a frame from the sequence,
cue the Monitor panel’s Timeline view
to the frame you want to export.
To export a frame from a clip, cue the
Monitor panel’s Clip view to the frame
you want to export (Figure 11.56).
2.
In the Monitor panel, click the Export
Frame button (Figure 11.57).
The Export Frame dialog box appears.
3.
Click Settings (Figure 11.58).
The General panel of the Export Frame
Settings dialog box appears.
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4.
Choose a still-image format from the File
Type pull-down menu (Figure 11.59).
5.
Do one of the following:
To open the exported still image auto-
matically, click Open When Finished.
To specify options for CompuServe
GIF images, click Compile Settings.
6.
To specify video options, select Video in
the left side of the Export Frame Settings
dialog box (Figure 11.60).
Usually, you dont need to change these
settings. However, if you want to retain
alpha channel information in the still,
choose “Millions+ of colors” in the Color
Depth drop-down menu (Figure 11.61).
7.
To deinterlace the exported frame, select
Keyframe and Rendering from the left
side of the Export Frame Settings dialog
box, and then select Deinterlace Video
Footage (Figure 11.62).
This option removes one field from an
interlaced image, which can remove the
combing effect sometimes apparent in
still frames taken from video containing
objects in motion. For more about inter-
lacing, see the sidebar “Interlaced Video.
Figure 11.60 To specify video options, select Video in
the left side of the Export Frame Settings dialog box.
Figure 11.59 Choose a still-image format from the File
Type drop-down menu.
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Figure 11.61 If you want to retain alpha channel
information, choose “Millions+ of colors” in the Color
Depth drop-down menu.
Figure 11.62 To deinterlace the exported frame, select
Keyframe and Rendering from the left side of the
Export Frame Settings dialog box, and then select
Deinterlace Video Footage.
Figure 11.63 Specify a name and destination for the
still image, and click Save.
8.
Click OK.
The Export Frame Settings dialog box
closes, and you return to the Export
Frame dialog box.
9.
Specify a name and destination for the
still image, and click Save (Figure 11.63).
The frame you specified is exported as a
still-frame file in the format and location
you set.
Tips
If you plan to print the still image, you
should know that standard-resolution
video always translates to 72 dpi, regard-
less of the cameras tape format. This is
fine for small, low-resolution printouts.
But if you want to create a photo album
or other printed materials, be sure to take
stills with a film camera or a high-quality
(multiple mega-pixel) digital still camera.
Most stills taken from DV must be dein-
terlaced and resized to compensate for
differences in pixel aspect ratios. In
Photoshop, deinterlace first (the order of
steps matters), and then reduce the video
frames width by 10 percent to remove
distortion.
You can export an Animated GIF as you
would any other movie file (using File >
Export > Movie) or a CompuServe GIF
like any other single still-image or still-
image sequence file. However, these for-
mats have a few special options (accessed
via the Export dialog boxs Compile
Settings button). Consult your Premiere
Elements User Guide or Help system
for more guidance.
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