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  1. Albert Noel

    Albert Noel Stunt Coordinator

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    not sure if this is in the right spot, but....

    how are the screen shots from the dvd reviews taken/made?
    i've tried using several programs and can never get them to turn out right. the colour/sharpness (the whole image in general) never looks as good as the pics posted on here.

    how can i make good screen-grabs?
     
  2. Tom_Bechet

    Tom_Bechet Second Unit

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    i get fairly good ones with powerdvd 4.0/XP
    dunno what programme Ron's using but I think it's better or his PC hardware is.
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    I use Power DVD XP.

    It works great!
     
  4. Albert Noel

    Albert Noel Stunt Coordinator

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    ok thanks, i'll give it a try!
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  5. MichaelPe

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    I use Power DVD XP, too.

    It will also help if your monitor is calibrated properly.

    If you need to compress the images (to keep loading times down, or to save bandwidth, or both!) I'd recommend using the best photo-manipulation software you can get your hands on (Adobe Photoshop is great!) You should adjust the ratio slightly, anyway, since computer pixels are a different shape to TV pixels!

    I usually tweak the settings on my screen grabs for optimum web-display, unless they're specifically supposed to show something transfer-related.
     
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    How much does it cost, and where I bought it for cheap?
     
  8. Ray H

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    You can download a free trial over here:
    http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/p....jsp?ProdId=28
    I only recently started to use this program and I have a question. When I make a screenshot, the picture is vertically stretched. Is there any way I can prevent this?
     
  9. MichaelPe

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  10. Albert Noel

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    i have the sigma designs hollywood+ card with it's software but it won't let me take screenshots.
     
  11. MichaelPe

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    Any ideas of similar programs for Mac users?
     
  14. Dan Rudolph

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    For Mac users, I would recommend Snapz Pro. It's $29 for screen shots, or $49 for movie capturing.
     

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