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Old Jun 3, 2010, 1:09 PM   #1
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Default AVCHD screen capture from Picasa....FZ35

This is a screen capture from a avchd lite file, taken with FZ35. I used Picasa to grab the capture and print from. This works very well if you you dont need big prints or you were not able to take any photos because you were video recording. The picture size is 1280x720 after the screen capture and this printed out very nice as a 5x7!


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Old Jun 4, 2010, 6:59 AM   #2
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Excellent capture from video Joe. Lets us know what can be done. Which codec pack are you using with Picassa? Thanks for sharing!

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I am using Windows 7 professional and I needed to download and install "Haali Matroska Splitter" to get Picasa to see the AVCHD lite files. here is the link http://haali.su/mkv/MatroskaSplitter.exe

Once you get Picasa to see the video files you can play them within Picasa. just pause the video and any point and if the frame is free of any blur and looks like its in focus you just click the "take snapshot" button on the left side and thats it!
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Great info Joe. I'm sure it will be helpful to many.

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Hi, i am very new to this so know nothing and happy to admit it too, lol.
I am about to buy this camera and again know nothing. didn't know you could take stills from video and didn't know about that programme to do it either. I am on Vista, will it still work for me?
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Joe,

I grab stills from AVCHD and or MJPEG routinely with very good results. I use Picasa and can get excellent action shots from videos of kids' sports. I've almost quit using high speed burst since the video grabs are so good and the chance of getting the perfect shot are much better at 30fps than 10fps. I've printed a few at 4x6 and they look fine.

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Thanks Joe.
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Hi, i am very new to this so know nothing and happy to admit it too, lol.
I am about to buy this camera and again know nothing. didn't know you could take stills from video and didn't know about that programme to do it either. I am on Vista, will it still work for me?
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Yes, Picasa works on Vista. You would need to install the http://haali.su/mkv/MatroskaSplitter.exe to get Picasa to see the avchd files though.
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Thanks for the great info. This may help with my indoor basketball failures.

The video I take is great, but there isn't enough light to freeze the action and I'm too far away for flash. I'm on Win7 with Picasa so your info is perfect.
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