If you want to extract a video frame from any video or DVD then all you have to do is play it VLC Media Player and then take a snapshot as the video is playing. These snapshots are saved in the “Pictures” folder for the current Windows user profile by default. VLC saves these snapshots in the PNG image file type.
But if you want to extract multiple frames from your videos, then Vovsoft Video to Photos gives a better solution. It can automate the saving of a large number of video frames to image files on your local storage. It is being offered as a portable program and used FFmpeg project to carry out all its tasks.
“Vovsoft Video to Photos” is a commercial software powered by open-source FFmpeg project which can handle any video file type and save the frames to many image file types. Because of FFmpeg, Video to Photos is able to produce really very high quality images from the source video frames.
After launching Vovsoft Video to Photos, you have to add various video files to its video list. These files can be of any type that FFmpeg supports and it supports almost all types of videos. After this, you can choose to extract all the frames or choose a duration after which the frames are to be extracted. For example, if you give a duration of 1000 milliseconds, then it will skip 1000 milliseconds before saving the video frames each time.
We have the option to save the video frames as JPEG, PNG or BMP image files. We can also choose the destination folder where all these image files are saved. Clicking on the “Convert” button starts the conversion or extraction of the frames. However, it will look like frozen and unresponsive until the process is finished.
All in all, Vovsoft Video to Photos offers a quick way to dump all the video frames into image files on your local storage drive. But it can also be done using the FFmpeg command or several other freeware tools.
You can download Vovsoft Video to Photos (trial version) from https://vovsoft.com/software/video-to-photos/.