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Capturing single frame in cinelerra

Post by TravelingMan » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:14 am

Hope I am in the right place, if not can the post be moved to the correct area, or can someone point me to a current Cinelerra forum.

Ok does anyone know how to capture a single frame from a video on the timeline, get it into Gimp and then Save it as a png or jpg please.

TIA

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Re: Capturing single frame in cinelerra

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:57 am

I searched and can't find any dedicated cinelerra user forum. But that's not a huge surprise because it's a genuine pro level program and generally pro users don't really need one.

I also couldn't find any mention of an option to save/export ... 'capture' isn't really the right word, by the time the video is in the timeline it's been captured already ... a single frame. But that doesn't surprise me either really.

Those new to digital media processing often assume that pro software is going to have every conceivable bell and whistle. They just have what pros use. And newbies often also assume that pro editors will accept any video format there is. Actually they're often quite restricted as to accepted codecs.

Pro level editors are really aimed at pros who really know their stuff. Us mere mortals are a lot better off using consumer level programs loike openshot or kdenlive. I think they even have a single frame export option ...

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Re: Capturing single frame in cinelerra

Post by phd21 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:29 am

HI TravelingMan,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

I have Cinelerra-CV installed, but I don't seem to be able run it without it crashing.

You might consider using one of the other video editors like "Kdenlive", "OpenShot", "Lives", "Lightworks (lws)", "Shotcut", Pitivi, etc...

Tip: If you make the playback from any video editor or multimedia player full screen and just pause it at the picture frame you want, you can just printscreen (take a screenshot); edit the screenshot if necessary. Most of the multimedia players (SMplayer, VLC, etc...) can take a screenshot(s), snapshot, with their built-in screenshot tool of whatever video is playing.

Cinelerra Forum: Notes & Comments (1/1)
http://cinelerra.org/2015/index.php/for ... comments#9

Need help using Cinelerra Motion for image stabilisation - VideoHelp Forum
https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/383 ... bilisation


Hope this helps ...

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Re: Capturing single frame in cinelerra

Post by cinelerra_user » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:20 pm

TravelingMan
Hope I am in the right place, if not can the post be moved to the correct area, or can someone point me to a current Cinelerra forum.
phd21 wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:29 am
Cinelerra Forum: Notes & Comments (1/1)
http://cinelerra.org/2015/index.php/for ... comments#9
Hi, I am a cinelerra tester.

cinelerra.org isn't doing anything anymore.
Currently, it just supports the Сinelerra-HV version. Their forum is closed/dead.
Their developer joined Cinelerra-CV cinelerra-cv.org in January 2016.

The best place for Cinelerra is http://cinelerra-cv.org.
We offer two versions:
https://cinelerra-cv.org/download.php
-Stable CV 2.3
-Cinelerra-GG 5.1 - the version that was started on cinelerra.org
(and there also is HV 7.0 on http://www.heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php but that's not us)

E-Mail is our main medium of communication.
Our mailing list brings both developers and users together. It is basically a forum, where users send mails to each other.
You can send an e-mail to <cinelerra at lists.cinelerra-cv.org> and all users subscribed to our mailing list will get it.
To post a message to all the list members, send email to cinelerra at lists.cinelerra-cv.org.
You can subscribe to the list, or change your existing subscription here http://lists.cinelerra-cv.org/cgi-bin/m ... /cinelerra

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Re: Capturing single frame in cinelerra

Post by phd21 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:56 pm

Hi cinelerra_user,

It is always nice to hear from someone directly involved a a software project. Thank you for replying to this post.

I see 3 different versions of Cinelerra that are available, the "CV", the 'GG" and the "HV", which is the best one to install and why? The CV version seems really out of date compared to the other two.

Is there a way to export a single image frame? Update: Yes, in the GG version it is under the "Render" option.

Regards,
Phil
phd21

Update: I just installed the Cinelerra "GG" version 5.1 which works so far without crashing, cool. It shows up as just "Cin" in my menus and seems to have many more capabilities than the "CV" version.

I installed this in my Linux Mint 18.x and 17.x systems using the instructions below:

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sudo apt-get install software-properties-common apt-transport-https

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sudo -s
Now choose either the Linux Mint 18.x command or the Linux 17.x command
Linux Mint 18.x

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echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://cinelerra-cv.org/five/pkgs/ub16 xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cinelerra-gg.list
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Linux Mint 17.x

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echo "deb https://cinelerra-cv.org/five/pkgs/ub14 trusty main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cinelerra-gg.list

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exit
Now update the system

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sudo apt update
Now install Cinelerra GG

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sudo apt install cin

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Cinelerra-GG (Cin) - render one frame as an image
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