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frame grabber | A new easy way to shoot a still picture of a moving object. Can't decide whether to shoot video or pictures? Choose video and frame grabber! With frame grabber, grab still images from recorded video and get the best of both worlds.

General

01. What can I do with frame grabber?
See the introductory page for details.
02. How do I use frame grabber?
View the getting started video to learn how to use frame grabber.
03. Can I print an image grabbed with frame grabber?
No, frame grabber does not offer printing. You can print a grabbed image from your computer, however, by sending it to yourself as an e-mail attachment or through a cloud storage application.

Select Save image from the menu on the video edit screen, select the image you want to print, and then select Share from the menu to send the image to an e-mail or save it to a cloud storage application.

Requirements and Functionality

01. Can I install frame grabber onto a memory card (SD card)?
You can install frame grabber onto a memory card (SD card) if your smartphone runs Android OS version 2.2 or later.
02. Can I use frame grabber without a memory card (SD card)?
You can use frame grabber without a memory card (SD card) if your device has internal storage.
You cannot use them without a memory card (SD card) if your device does not have internal storage.
When both internal storage and a memory card (SD card) are available, SDNA applications use internal storage.
03. Where are the still images saved?
They are saved in the [FrameGrabber] folder on the memory card (such as an SD card) of your smartphone.
04. Where are grabbed images saved when multiple external memory areas (such as memory cards) are available?
The [FrameGrabber] folder is created on the first external memory area that your smartphone recognizes. Grabbed images are saved in this folder.
05. What video formats does frame grabber support?
frame grabber supports video files created by smartphone models included on the Tested Smartphone list.
06. What is the longest video I can work with?
You can use videos up to 30 minutes in length created by smartphone models included on the Tested Smartphone list.
07. In what format are still images created?
Still images are created in JPEG format, which is the format most commonly used by digital cameras.
08. What is the pixel size of a still picture that is cut out?
The pixel size of a still picture that is cut out is same as that of the original video. On the dialogue box to select input video, you can check the pixel size by long-pressing the designated file. Also from version 2.0, “Super-Resolution” option is added. You can choose to double the pixel size in both horizontal and vertical direction by selecting this option.
09. What is “Super-Resolution” in Options menu?
It is one of the image correction technologies. When you choose this option, the pixel size of a picture is doubled both in horizontal and vertical direction. The pixels are not simply stretched. The Super-resolution Technology analyses the original image and adds its original picture quality improvement while enlarging the image. For the image samples, please refer here.
10. What is “Digital-Noise Reduction” in Options menu?
It is one of the image correction technologies. The digital noise that is generated by image compression is reduced by using this correction technology. For the image samples, please refer here.
11. What is “Random-Noise Reduction” in Options menu?
It is one of the image correction technologies. The noise that is generated by the camera’s digital processing is reduced by using this correction technology. For the image samples, please refer here.
12. What is “Color Tone Optimization” in Options menu?
It is one of the image correction technologies. By applying this option, the color contrast and brightness is optimized. The technology is effective when applied to an image with very high contrast. For the image samples, please refer here.
13. What is “Color Correction” in Options menu?
It is one of the image correction technologies. The technology analyses the color component of the image, and adds correction. It is effective when used for images with vivid color, such as the image of flowers and fruits. For the image samples, please refer here.
14. Why does it take time to save a still picture when “Super-Resolution” or “Random-Noise Reduction” option is chosen?
The image processing takes time when those two options are selected because the functions create a best result by synthesizing multiple pictures. This synthesis requires processing time.
15. When should I turn the image correction options on?
A The each option has different effect. Please refer to the following explanations and select which option to use. For the image samples, please refer here.

- Super-Resolution
  When you want to save a still picture with higher resolution than the original video
- Digital-Noise Reduction
  When you see block shaped noises at the edge of the objects
- Random-Noise Reduction
  When you see noise in the dark area of your image
- Color Tone Optimization and Color Correction
  When you want the color or brightness to be fine-tuned
16. Can I undo the image correction?
The file saved after adding image correction cannot be undone. Please extract the image again after taking out the option.
17. Can I use the image correction to the photos in my handset?
No, the image correction can be applied only to the still image extracted from the video using frame grabber.

Troubleshooting

01. frame grabber won't start.
-Make sure your smartphone model is on the Tested Smartphone list.
-You may not have enough free memory on your phone. Close other running applications, and try starting frame grabber again.
02. frame grabber does not show the video file I want to edit.
-Make sure that the video was recorded with a smartphone model that is on the Tested Smartphone list.
-Make sure that the video is stored on a memory card in your smartphone.
-frame grabber cannot display video files that the video-viewing application of your smartphone (such as Gallery) cannot display.
03. When I select a video file, an error message appears or frame grabber shuts down.
-Make sure that the video was recorded with a smartphone model that is on the Tested Smartphone list.
-You may not have enough free memory on your phone. Close other running applications, and restart frame grabber.
04. Screen performance is very slow, or the [Now loading...] message is displayed for a long time.
This behavior may be normal, depending upon the type of video file you are using.
Some types of video files require more time than others.
05. Another application will not work while frame grabber is running.
Your smartphone may run out of memory, affecting the operation of other programs, depending on a type of video file you are working with. In this situation, try closing frame grabber.
06. The length of the video is displayed incorrectly.
Restart your smartphone to update the video registration information.
07. I do not see the effect of the image correction.
There are cases when the effect of the image correction is not evident. Sometimes the noises may be too low, and sometimes the noises may be too high to be corrected.
08. The quality of my photo became lower after adding image correction.
There are cases when the image correction adds excessive effect to the image. When the quality of the original image is high enough, it may be better not to add image correction. In such cases, please extract the image again after taking out the option.

Miscellaneous

01. How can I find out the codec type of a video file?
You can check the codec type from Properties. To open Properties, start frame grabber, go to the Select Video screen, and tap and hold the video file you want to check.
02. Where can I get the source code of FFmpeg?
You can download the FFmpeg source code from the following links.
This product uses FFmpeg (http://www.ffmpeg.org/)under the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.html
App Version Source Code
 frame grabber 1.0.00 - 1.0.09  ffmpeg_354_336.tar.gz
 frame grabber 1.0.10 - 1.0.11  ffmpeg_442_436.tar.gz
 frame grabber 1.1.00 -  ffmpeg_532_501.tar.gz
 frame grabber 2.0.00 -  ffmpeg_685_680.tar.gz
 frame grabber 2.0.10 -  ffmpeg_755_752.tar.gz

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