How Do You Take A Video Screenshot

August 16, 2019Andrew Miller

If you want to freeze a moment, download a phone background, show frame-by-frame action, etc. when you play a video, screenshots would be helpful. There are many different tools that can help you screenshot a video to extract and save the exact frame from a video. In this article we will introduce 5 easy ways to take a video screenshot one by one.

How to Screenshot a Video

How to Screenshot a Video

Part 1. Screenshot A Video with Video Converter Tools

1. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate

Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one video tool that offers you the best solution to convert video format, enhance video quality and screenshot videos.

Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate


Video Converter Ultimate

  • Convert video to GIF/video/audio. 4K and 3D videos are included.
  • Convert audio files in MP3, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, WMA, etc. to other audio formats.
  • Edit video effect and enhance video quality with powerful video editing features.
  • Add external subtitle and audio track at your demand.

Check easy steps below to screenshot a video with Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 1.
Download and install this video-to-picture converter on your computer according to OS.
Step 2.
Launch the program and click "Add File" button to load the video you want to take a screenshot from.
Step 3.
Play the imported video with the Preview function in the right side of the interface.
Step 4.
Locate to the exact moment you want to capture with the slide bar, then click the Pause button to stop the video, now click the Snapshot button (the camera icon) to take a snapshot of the still image in the video. And you will find the snapshot you just took by clicking the "folder" icon besides Snapshot.
Step 5.
You can also keep converting video format and editing video effects if you need.

2. Movavi Video Converter

Movavi Video Converter also develops an easy way to extract individual frames from video and save them as image files. It supports a wide range of video formats and is available for both Windows and Mac users. Please follow the step-by-step instructions to capture photos from a video.

Step 1.
Install this screenshot taker program on your computer.
Step 2.
Click the Add Media button and choose Add Video option, then import the video you want to use for video-to-frame conversion. Or you can drag and drop the video into the program directly.
Movavi add video
Step 3.
Click the Edit button next to the imported video file.
Step 4.
Move the marker along the seek bar to find the specific moment you want to capture as a still shot, then click Take a Snapshot button (the camera button under the seek bar) to save the selected frame as an image. A dialogue box will appear in which you can choose the output format of the captured image and the folder where you want to save it.
Take a snapshot

Part 2. Screenshot A Video with Video Players

3. Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player

Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player is a powerful video player that can not only play Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder, DVD disc/folder/ISO file, but can also play any common HD/SD video files with immersive audio effect. Now it can even play UHD 4K video smoothly. Moreover, this Blu-ray Player has a built-in snapshot feature that enables you to take a screenshot in the video.

Follow the easy steps below to screenshot a video with Blu-ray Player.

Step 1.
Download, install and launch Blu-ray Player on your computer.
Step 2.
If you want to play a Blu-ray disc, firstly you need to connect the external Blu-ray drive to your computer and insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray drive. Or if you want to play a DVD disc, you need to insert the DVD disc to your DVD drive. Then click "Open Disc" and load the Blu-ray or DVD disc to the player. If you just want to play common video, just click "Open File" to load the video file you want to play.
Blu-ray Player
Step 3.
After the video file is loaded, the Blu-ray Player will play it automatically. To capture a screenshot of an image in the video, you can slide the progress bar to the exact frame and click the "Snapshot" button to take a screenshot easily and quickly. Then the screenshot will be saved to the snapshot folder (besides the Snapshot button) automatically.
Step 4.
Connect your Android device to computer via a USB cable, then you can transfer these iCloud photos to Android. Check more details about how to download iCloud photos.
Take snapchot

4. VLC Player

VLC Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, and various streaming protocols. It also enables you to screenshot a video with its built-in screenshot tool without any control for which format or what resolution the image should be captured and saved in.

If you are a Windows user, to take a screenshot when you play a video with VLC Player, you just simply hit the shortcut Shift + S. If you are using a Mac computer, alternatively hit Command + Alt + S to take a video screenshot.

The captured image will be saved to your default Pictures library.

Part 3. Take A Video Screenshot with Professional Tool

5. Video Screenshot

If you want better control over the screenshot quality, the free video screen capture software Video Screenshot will not disappoint you. But the disadvantage is that this video screenshot tool is only available for Windows users.

Step 1.
Install Video Screenshot and launch it on your computer.
Step 2.
Click "Open Video" at the bottom left and load the video you want to take a screenshot from.
Step 3.
Navigate to the right position of the video, click the "Take Screenshot" button at the bottom right.
Video Screenshot
Step 4.
This will pause the video and open an Options window where you can set the resolution, format, size, etc. of the screenshot you take.
Screenshot Settings

This video screenshot tool supports two kinds of screenshot methods: Single Shot and Continuous Shots.

Single Shot is manual mode, the software will generate one screenshot at a time. In this mode, you can use Video Screenshot as a video to picture converter.

Continuous Shots is automatic mode, to use this mode, you need to set "Shots Number" and "Interval" time (seconds), thus the software can generate many screenshots at a time. In this mode, Video Screenshot can be used as a video to GIF converter or GIF maker. You can set the GIF image "Delay" time and whether it's played repeatedly.

Part 4. How to Record Windows or Mac Screen

If you are also looking for a video recording tool that can record computer screen video and audio, we recommend Screen Recorder to you. It is the best screen recording software to capture any activity on Windows or Mac screen and take snapshots easily. You can use it as a good video game recorder, Skype call capture, and more. When you record screen, you are allowed to edit video, take video screenshot, and draw new labels to output file at your will.


• Record video at full screen or customized screen size with high quality.

• Record any online music, radio, audio call and more from system audio or microphone according to your need.

• Take a snapshot on the screen at any customized size to save the useful part you need. You can save the snapshot as different output formats like PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, etc. according to your need. There are also other editing features that help you edit the snapshot quickly and easily.

• Highlight the cursor movement to make it easier to track.

In this article, we have recommended 5 different kinds of software that can help you screenshot a video in easy steps. Whether you want to take a video screenshot without much control or take a snapshot with more options to set the screenshot image quality, you can find a suitable tool here. What's more, we also recommend a professional screen recording tool, if you have the need to record video or audio on your computer, the Screen Recorder will do you a big favor.


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