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From: "Doug Haskin" <>
Subject: Re: Tfr Video to Photos
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 20:45:48 -0500
I recently purchased a device similar to the Snappy, and I am very pleased
with the results. I would have bought the Snappy, but did not need all the
added software that came with it, and made it just slightly higher in price.
Mine is a ZipShot, and like the Snappy, it uses the parallel port to
communicate with the computer. One feature that is really needed for
grabbing stills off videotape is a (software) control that allows you to
grab several stills in rapid succession with one click on the "grab" button.
This allows you to get cleaner frames, since you can leave the tape rolling
while you grab. Without it, you have almost no chance of grabbing the exact
frame you want. The alternative, of putting the VCR on "still", on the frame
you want, does not provide as good a capture, since it's almost impossible
to get a "clean" frame, even with a 4 head vcr.
As with all other things, the quality of your original videotape, your vcr,
and the capture system will affect your results.
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 11:08:14 -0700
From: Greg Rehme <>
Subject: Tfr Video to Photos
I have just received the videos for about 15 large 16 mm reels of movies
my father took in the 1920's and 1930's. Excellent stuff there. I am
thinking of buying Snappy or some other product to capture "snaps" for
storage on a zip disk and print out. Has anyone had any experience in
this type of operation? I would appreciate knowing the success or
A lot of family history here. My children will meet their great
grandparents for the first time.
Regards, Greg Rehme
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