You might want to take a picture of a frame of captured or imported video in Windows Movie Maker. This lets you capture an individual frame from the video, and then use the resulting picture in your movie. Taking a picture of a video frame lets you utilize the existing captured or imported video in other ways in your movie.
The display size of the captured picture depends on where you took the picture of the video in Windows Movie Maker. If you take a picture of a frame of video displayed in the monitor from the Contents pane, the display size of the picture matches the display size of the original source video file. For example, if the original video file displays at 640x480 pixels, the resulting picture you take also displays at 640x480 pixels. However, if you take a still picture of a frame of video from a video on the storyboard/timeline, the dimensions of the picture are 320x240 pixels. Pictures you capture in Windows Movie Maker are saved as JPEG files, with a .jpg file name extension.
- If you take a picture is from video in the Contents pane that displays at a size larger than 800x600 pixels, the picture is reduced to 800x600 pixels in Windows Movie Maker. However, the original source picture file is captured at the original display size of the video.