Screen Surveillance capture

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  1. Swell32

    Swell32 Registered Member

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    I have here installed a surveillance camera, recording activity surrounding my front door, which saves what it sees as avi files (onto the TB drive).

    Now, watching a recent one of the recent avi files, I have paused the video, and I would like to take a snapshot.

    However, Print Screen (and various other softwares) simply take a photo, but it comes out as a black screen.?

    How am I able to pause the Avi file, and take a screenshot without it merely being just black?
     
  2. BlueZannetti

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    Have you tried SnagIt from TechSmith? I'm pretty sure it should work fine.

    Blue
     
  3. Swell32

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    Thnkyou, I will give it a try and report back.
     
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    Sounds like some sort of security feature.
     
  5. Seer

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    Hello Swell32.

    You can't capture the image from a video as it is displayed as an overlay image, on a video layer created by hardware acceleration. To be able to capture video frame with PrintScreen, you need to disable hardware acceleration in Display Properties, like here (set the slider to 'none') -

    overlay011109.JPG

    If your video player has the option for disabling hardware acceleration, you could try digging it up from the 'settings' instead of disabling acceleration globally.
     
  6. Swell32

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    I forgot that VLC player has a snapshot feature. Thread may be closed.
     
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