Extracting hi res images from video -- easiest route from Oly gear?

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Don't know if this is the right place for this and don't know if this has been covered elsewhere on this forum . . .

I have OMD EM5 and OMD EM5II. I know that Pany has a slick on-camera facility to grabbing 8 meg stills from video. Is there a similar solution for Oly? Note: I don't have lightroom and don't plan to get it.

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Don't know if this is the right place for this and don't know if this has been covered elsewhere on this forum . . .

I have OMD EM5 and OMD EM5II. I know that Pany has a slick on-camera facility to grabbing 8 meg stills from video. Is there a similar solution for Oly? Note: I don't have lightroom and don't plan to get it.

Cheers, Jock
If you click the shutter while shooting video, you can capture a still at that point.

AFAIR, Windows Movie Maker has a Snapshot button which can be used to take an image of the current frame. You need to have the preview window at 100% to get a full size still.
 

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Here is a link to the steps to do that snapshot in your software. The still will also only be as large as the video format you shot in. Create Video Notebook: Extracting Photos from Video Using Windows Movie Maker

Just remember... taking a still during video stops the video recording and then restarts it. So you split the file, but also lose whatever moment happened during the still capture.
 

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WOA! TOTALLY COOL! I didn't realize that. Is it in the manual?

As an engineer, I am way impressed they can do that, given the processing demands of video recording.
It is in the manual (p22 for the E-M1). But the recording stops, a still is recorded and a new recording starts. In my experience, no frames are dropped though I don't know if this is guaranteed.

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