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Tourist
Posts: 2

Snapshots of video

I use my gopro hand held whilst paragliding so I don't constantly get the harness in shot. Would like to know what the best setting would be for snapshots of the video I take so I can get the best photo quality
Backpacker
Posts: 928

Re: Snapshots of video

the higher the resoution video you record in the better qualty the snapshot will be. I always try & record in 4k for snapshots or to allow some zoom when I edit it

Adventurer
Posts: 8,649

Re: Snapshots of video

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win or mac

 

I shot in 2k7  and like said the higher the better  and here are  an example of a program I use if I do not use  the GoPro app.

 

Powerdirector snapshots 

 

Screen Snapshot Resolution

The resolution of a captured screen snapshot is 1920x1080, when previewing your video project on the timeline. If you want a screen snapshot to be the same resolution as the original video clip, you can capture it while the clip is in the media library.

 

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Adventurer
Posts: 10,643

Re: Snapshots of video

You want to use the highest resolution and an uncompressed format for the best results. Ideally you will record in 4K and export a snapshot in a TIFF format. Mostly though, what really matters is how large you need to photo to be. A snapshot of a 1080p video exported in jpg will look perfectly fine on a small screen like a mobile device and can probably be printed to 4X6 and still look very good.
Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Snapshots of video

I am limited to 2.7k as my phone or laptop don't support 4k video I will try the app you mentioned thanks
Phil