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Go Pro Frame capture photos..will GoProHero3 black be better and what settings ?

Discussion in 'GoPro and Action Cams' started by lamarpaulski, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. lamarpaulski

    lamarpaulski Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Calif.
    I play around with screen captures on my GP2 and find they help share the experience and are easy to e mail. I would be interested in any tips on improving this procedure and if new GP3 black would get better quality results and at what settings ? I realize this is anathema to standard u/w photographers so save your scorn.

    Paul G.
  2. Linedog

    Linedog Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Washington state
    I do the same thing. I'm going to set it to take a photo every second on my next dive.
  3. 3D diver

    3D diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Los Altos, CA
    I shoot 3D video with my GoPro's (no still option with the 3D hero system). I edit it in Pinnacle 16 & it has a convenient frame grab feature that exports jpg files at the full video resolution---might be better than a screen capture, I don't know. I actually dumb them down, resolution wise, in photoshop so they display on a monitor at a size convenient for free viewing the 3D.
  4. Marty Cerven

    Marty Cerven Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    There is also the photo + video mode but as it cant be used with protune on I wouldn't use it underwater. Getting screen grabs off 1080p 2.7k or higher video modes should give better images then earlier hero cameras too.
  5. toozler

    toozler Barracuda

    If you want to do some serious frame capturing, you can use FFMpeg. It's not user friendly and has no interface, but does the job, command-line style.

    Check FFmpeg to download it for your OS and use the command below to extract all frames - makes it easier then trying to pause to find a non-blurry frame and then extract it.

    ffmpeg -i videofile.mpg -r 1/1 $filename%03d.jpg
  6. Marty Cerven

    Marty Cerven Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Interesting free option there toozler, anyone using adobe premiere and possibly other god editing software options should also have a good frame grab option. You can easily scroll frame by frame with the left and right arrow keys either in your original source video or your edited sequence then export the frame in any image format you want.

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