Exporting Still Images from Final Cut Pro X

On this week's MacBreak Studio
Mark Spencer
By Mark Spencer 02.20.13


Every editor at some point needs to get a still image out of their editing application:  to email a sample frame to a client, to create a representative shot for a website, or to import into an image editing application for further manipulation.

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us some options for how to export any frame of video in Final Cut Pro X as a still image. The key is to add a new destination type which is called "Save Current Frame." By creating a new destination, you can choose the file type, and even create bundles in order to export multiple types of still frames in one step - for example, a .jpg for the web or a .psd for editing in Photoshop. The new destination (and any bundles you create) is added to the Share menu so that it's always just a click away on the toolbar.

For more information on destinations and bundles, you should check out this December 2012 episode of MacBreak Studio here.