Using Frame Grabber

From the Single Asset View, you can click the camera icon  on the right side of a video asset to open the Frames tab.


From here, you can click the Capture Frames button to open the Frame Grabber tool.


On this page, you can use the playback controls beneath the preview to play/pause and navigate back and forth frame by frame.

Then you can use the camera icon to capture frames, which will appear on the right-hand side of the window.

Once you're done you can close the Frame Grabber tool and you will see the captured frames and their timestamps and resolutions on the right side, next to the preview.


From this view, you can download, edit/crop or remove the frames individually or as a group. You can also remove any duplicate frames here by clicking Remove duplicates.

Master Frames

Similar to projects, ticking the ‘Capture from master’ checkbox before capturing a frame will allow you to directly generate master resolution frames. The new frames created will be saved under the Master frames section.

You also have the option to choose to download a 300 DPI frame. You must choose between the ‘300 DPI’ option or the ‘Capture from master’ option when generating a frame, both may not be selected at the same time.

Another way to Capture Frame

Once you have captured proxy frames, you can easily convert them into master frames i.e. frames which are taken from the original master video file instead of the proxy generated file.

Select the frames you'd like to turn into master versions then use the more options menu ⋮ and choose Create Master From Proxy.


After confirming this action, the system will take a few moments to convert the files. You shouldn't navigate away from this page whilst this process is occurring.


Automatic Storyboards

You can also create autogenerated storyboards from this view. Click the Generate Story button to get started.

From the following screen, you must choose the number of frames to be included in the story and the source, either proxy or master. The system will then evenly pick frames throughout the video file.

For example, if the video is 10 seconds long and you choose 10 frames, you will have 1 frame per second.

The resulting frames will then sit amongst any other frames that have been captured on this video file.

Upload offline stills

You can also manually upload frames to a video file. Click the ‘Upload Frames’ button to get started. From the uploader, you can select to upload any frame as long as it is of an image format.

When the frame is uploaded it will be added under a new uploads section below the proxy and master frames section. The frame title displayed on the screen will be the same as the title of the still you have uploaded.

When you hover over the newly uploaded frame you can see the same options as for a proxy frame or master frames. Which is to edit frame, download frame, and remove frame.


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