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Software for image manip. & web design AND camcorders?

by LVDaniels / January 24, 2006 5:25 AM PST

Hi- I'm looking for software that can pull double duty, one that can help me edit my own home movies as well as manipulate images for use on my websites. (Maybe a cross between Sony Vegas and Fireworks?). Is there one out there that will accomplish both tasks, and what kind of price range/quality/etc would I be looking at?

I have a new gateway notebook with XP home. My quirky requirements would be :

**I specifically need to have software capable of extracting still images from a .avi format and convert them to .jpg (or similar) as my sondy dcr-hc21 doesn't have a memory stick.


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A possible solution
by Sovereign Forum moderator / January 27, 2006 6:30 AM PST

I'm a huge Nero fan, and they have just come out with Nero 7. Nero has a variety of programs, if you buy the bundle. From video/picture/audio editing to a media center. Personally I do like Adobe Photoshop CS for picture editing, but you said you need something that could do everything you mentioned. I have the software, so if Nero 7 would be something you'd consider I'd be more then happy to try certain things you want to know, and I will let you know if it's possible and how good it is.

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Thanks for the response!
by LVDaniels / January 28, 2006 11:12 AM PST
In reply to: A possible solution

That's very kind of you! If you happen to be messing around with your software and come across a still-image extraction feature, I'd be very interested to know about it. In fact, there were a couple of us over on the Camcorders forums (who have the Sony DCR-HC21) all wondering about this type of software. It's kind of disappointing that Sony advertised a feature on their camcorder but then provided no software to actually use it.

I'm looking at the Studio 8 bundle from Adobe, so when I call them Monday I'm going to see what they have to say about the new Fireworks, and some day soon I would like to get Photoshop anyways. Thanks for the response!

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It's called -Nero Vision-
by Sovereign Forum moderator / January 28, 2006 12:33 PM PST

With that program you can add video files, or even directly capture a video from an external source, and when you add the file to the project, there is a SNAPSHOT button, which takes a picture of the image that is currently displayed in the preview window. The picture is then saved in PNG format on your hard drive (you can change the format in the settings). Since the video was a 640x480, the picture was 640x480... I would imagine if you had a higher resolution video, it would take a higher resolution picture.

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