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high resolution stills from video segments

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:07 pm
by aarastas
Does any one know of a plugin that will generate hi resolution stills from video? The only software I can find is VideoFocus but the $4000.00 price tag and workstation requirements are a little to much for me.



Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:58 pm
by HaraldHeim
I think the best and cheapest solution is to capture the image and edit it in Photoshop or any other graphics application. That way you can improve the look by removing noise and artifacts, resizing, sharpening etc.

High Resolution Pictures from Video

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:43 pm
by Fernando Reis
In Adobe Photoshop the best solution is a Filter/Video/De-interlace, and
up the image for 300 dpi.
Excuse my poor inglish. I'm a Brasilian.

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 4:52 am
by Gooseneck
What exactly is the video input? I have used a solution called "Snappy" that can make a 2100x1800 from a VCR Tape without a problem. Maybe It is too low tech for what you are looking for. So, no problem if this is not sophisticated enough for your use.

Hope it helps.

Michael P. Gosnell

video capture

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:26 pm
by aarastas
Yes other than Snappy I've tired these other solutions but have not had the quality I want. The nice thing about a program like VideoFocus (if another one exists) is that it will take multiple video frames and combine them into a hi-resolution image. I once ran across a astronomy program that did this with video captured through a telescope but have not been able to relocate it.


Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 9:31 am
by HaraldHeim
I came across a tool that takes multiple photos of the same scene and uses them to create a higher resolution version. However, I can't remember the URL or name.


Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:50 pm
by cbalieu
Let me know how it works for you.


Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:20 pm
by HaraldHeim
The 5-7 MegaPixel images in the Gallery at don't really convince me. The look very pixelated and certainly have a true resolution of 5-7 MP. I guess they only have a true resolution of 1-2 MP. With a good image enlargement tool like Genuine Fractals or PhotoZoom you should be able to produce similar results from 800x600 video captures.