Learn how to use the new Candid Moments tool to grab freeze frames from a clip.
- [Narrator] New in Premiere Elements 2018 is a tool for grabbing the best freeze frames from your video clips. Now, the program already has ways to do something similar using both the freeze frame tool, which is what this little camera icon is in the lower right of the monitor. You can also select Export & Share. There's an option to save as a still image. But the Candid Moments tool has a couple of more sophisticated automatic features that are well worth checking out. To open Candid Moments, we select a clip on our timeline, go to the toolbar on the right, click on Tools, and then Candid Moments.
Now, the program is going to do a quick analysis of our video clip once we click on Auto Extract, and then it's going to select the best photos, usually the best photos of faces that it finds in the clip. So we'll click on Auto Extract. Now it did a quick analysis and came up with six nice photos. We can select more by moving the slider or fewer. And if we don't like a particular shot, say this one, we can select it and click on the trash can and it's gone.
The photos that you've selected are indicated on the little timeline here right below the monitor. And you can see the little blue arrows. Those are indicating the frames that were selected by the program for freeze frames. We can also select some of our own by simply moving the playhead to a position and then clicking on the camera icon. Now once we've selected all of the photos we want from this particular clip, we can output them. We can either export them to the desktop. Not necessarily the desktop, any place you want on your computer.
They will be saved as individual jpegs. You can select Export to Timeline, in which case they will be saved as sort of a mini slideshow of still photos. Or you can click Create Slideshow, which will open up the Elements organizer and its sophisticated new slideshow creation program. So a number of great options and great ways to save. I'm going to select Export to Timeline, and you'll see that it's going to output. There they are. Each one of my still photos grabbed from that clip are saved as a five-second jpeg.
As you can see, the Candid Moments tool goes a bit beyond what the standard freeze frame tools can do. It can assist you in select still frames from your video, and it also offers more options for outputting these frames as editable project assets.
- Adding and importing media
- Comparing Quick view and Expert view
- Trimming, splitting, and rippling clips
- Adding narration
- Motion tracking
- Time remapping
- Creating movies with the Video Story tool
- Correcting color
- Adding video effects
- Mixing audio
- Adding transitions, including fades
- Adding titles
- Creating animations with keyframes
- Creating DVDs
- Exporting and sharing movies