Scrapping from a Video

How do you get that perfect shot in the middle of all the action?  You can use a great camera and capture the action, like these from my son-in-law or you can select frames from your video.

I love scrapbooking events, but a lot of time I have a video instead of a photo and I want scrap what happened, but I have no still shots.  You can include the QR code to watch the video, but those don’t work so well in the traditional scrapbooking page.  I want to “see” some of the action in my still shots.

You Did It – click to enlarge, click again to make it large enough to read the journaling.

A good example of this is when my grandson was learning to ride a bike.  We kept the camera rolling at each attempt just in case he took off – and he did!  We had his first bike ride on film!  But how do I scrap that?  I want a page in his album stating who was there and when and how it happened. That’s when I discovered the app “Video 2 Photo”.  I’m sure there are many, but this one worked great for me.  You pull in the video to the app and you can pick and choose the individual frames you want to use.  I was able to scrap this great page with actual photos from the film instead of having him pose on his bike afterwards.

Click to enlarge, click again to enlarge large enough to read the journaling.

Another occasion when I really wanted to capture the moment was when my granddaughter wanted to record a song for me.  She got so involved in watching herself sing, it was priceless.  I wish I could get photos from the actual recording of the song, but it was a Flip camera and I have no idea how to do it. For the camera, I just placed a photo from the time on the camera, but you could take an actual photo of the camera with the action paused or use the app if I had taken with my phone.  This was in 2010 and I wasn’t quite as tech savvy then.


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Author: Pam Stewart

Sharing digital story telling through photos and albums.

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