How to turn off copyguard for screen captures? (DVD)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick McCart, Feb 2, 2002.

  1. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,555
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Georgia (the state)
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
    I just got my video capture/editing capable computer and I'd like to make some screen captures from some of my DVD's.

    This isn't for pirating or duplication. It's simply so I can use some video clips and pictures for my dvd website.

    Is there an addon or attachment I can use to get the captures correctly?
     
  2. Jeff Ulmer

    Jeff Ulmer Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 1998
    Messages:
    5,584
    Likes Received:
    0
    You are asking how to circumnavigate measures put in place to prohibit you doing exactly what you are intending to do, which is distribute material you have no license to do so, be it for whatever purpose.
     
  3. Michael St. Clair

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    6,001
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  4. GlennH

    GlennH Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 1998
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    7
    Real Name:
    Glenn
    I just use the DVD player software built-in to Windows ME for capturing still pictures in JPG format. There's a "capture" button - pause on the frame you want and click the button to saveto file. Easy.

    I assume that capturing moving video clips would require disabling the famous DeCSS protection - I don't know anything at all about that.

    (Note -- I capture stills occasionally for my own amusement only, to send pics to friends, etc. Others do so for their website reviews, or to include in posts here about various subjects, etc. No copyright violations here.)
     
  5. Robert George

    Robert George Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    71
    The full version of PowerDVD has a screen capture utility that works quite well.
     
  6. Rob Robinson

    Rob Robinson Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2001
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jeff, I know you are a staunch supporter of everything the industry says it wants to protect, but people do have the right to put still shots in their reviews...

    Are you suggesting that only studio approved PR grabs are kosher to include in reviews?
     
  7. AaronMK

    AaronMK Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Messages:
    768
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Real Name:
    Aaron Karp
    If all else fails, try a program called HyperSnap DX.

    And yes, screen grabs used in critique are covered under fair use.
     
  8. Robert Spalding

    Robert Spalding Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 1998
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think someone needs to get off their high horse.
     
  9. Neil White

    Neil White Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 1999
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    Typically your software player has a screen capture facility (eg. WinDVD is the "P" key and it will capture a BMP). You will need to turn off hardware motion compensation (your video cards hardware accelleration) to use it.
    Interesting how many sites show screen captures considering they're illegal [​IMG]
    N
     
  10. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,555
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Georgia (the state)
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
    I have PowerDVD, but there's no capture feature to be seen!

    It is mentioned in the manual (says to turn off Hardware Accel. to be able to capture)

    Anyone know how to turn off Hardware Accelerator in Windows XP?
     
  11. Eric Huffstutler

    Eric Huffstutler Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 1999
    Messages:
    1,310
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Real Name:
    Eric Huffstutler
    I have an older version of PowerDVD which was originally installed under Windows '98 and still running under Windows Me.

    I have seen a special version of the software made for Windows XP so you may need to download an upgrade to make it work?
     
  12. Scott Shanks

    Scott Shanks Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2001
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, Ky
    Real Name:
    Scott Shanks
    I use Power DVD 3.0. It has a capture feature. On the control panel, just click on the camera to capture the frame. In the configuration menu, click on the capture tab, then tell it where to capture the image to (wallpaper, file, clipboard, etc.). It's really easy.
     
  13. Jonathan Burk

    Jonathan Burk Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 31, 1999
    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Real Name:
    Jonathan Burk
    Get the free version of Hypersnap (you can a renewable free 7 day license for the older version). It's an excellent program.
     
  14. Michael Napier

    Michael Napier Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2000
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    0
     

Share This Page