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How to Take Video Screenshots with the Movavi Video Editor

August 16, 2015


Capturing screenshots can be tricky. Even though you can technically use Print Screen to do so, the fact of the matter is that if you’re trying to grab a screenshot from a video that means that you need to time it just right to do so. More often than not if you’re after a very specific screenshot, trying to capture it with Print Screen could take several attempts and even then you may not get it ‘just right’.

With the Movavi Video Editor however you won’t have that problem. Unlike Print Screen which just takes a screenshot of whatever is on your screen while the video is playing, you’ll now be able to go through all the frames of the video until you locate the right one, and then save it as a screenshot.

Not only is this a lot easier, but it also will afford you a degree of precision that you may not have thought possible – essentially allowing you to capture the exact frame of video that you want and save it as an image. The best part is that all you need to do is:

  1. Click Add Media Files and select the video that you want to take a screenshot from.
  2. Click the media file that you added to enable the Preview feature and move the marker along the red line below it to find the moment that you’d like to screenshot.
  3. Once you find the frame that you want to save as an image, just click Edit and select the Save Current Frame as an Image option.
  4. Select the format that you’d like to save it as (JPEG, PNG, GIF, or BMP).

Assuming you want to be really accurate you can even keep moving the marker frame by frame until you find the right one to capture. As you can see however, the entire process is really straightforward and simple – which is the hallmark of the Movavi Video Editor. For a more detailed set of instructions you can check out the ones available here: www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-take-video-screenshots.html.

Make no mistake, there are tons of other features packed under the hood of the software too, and each and every one of them is just as easy to use as this one. In short, by playing around with it a little bit you could very well become an expert.

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