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MoviePy – Getting frame from Video File Clip

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  • Last Updated : 30 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the frame at given time from the video file clip in MoviePy. MoviePy is a Python module for video editing, which can be used for basic operations on videos and GIF’s. Combination of frames make the video, at each time there exist a specific frame which is similar to normal image.Getting frame means to get a numpy array representing the RGB picture of the clip at time t or (mono or stereo) value for a sound clip.

In order to do this we will use get_frame method with the VideoFileClip object

Syntax : clip.get_frame(n)

Argument : It takes float value as argument

Return : It returns numpy ndarray

Below is the implementation




# importing matplotlib
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
  
# importing numpy
import numpy as np
  
# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
  
# loading video gfg
clip = VideoFileClip("geeks.mp4")
  
# getting only first 5 seconds
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5)
    
# getting only first 5 seconds 
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5
  
# getting frame at time 3
frame = clip.get_frame(3)
  
# showing the frame with the help of matplotlib
plt.imshow(frame, interpolation ='nearest')
  
# show
plt.show()

Output :

Another example




# importing matplotlib
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
  
# importing numpy
import numpy as np
  
# Import everything needed to edit video clips 
from moviepy.editor import *
    
# loading video dsa gfg intro video 
clip = VideoFileClip("dsa_geek.mp4"
     
# getting only first 5 seconds
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5)
  
  
# getting frame at time 2
frame = clip.get_frame(2)
  
# showing the frame with the help of matplotlib
plt.imshow(frame, interpolation ='nearest')
  
# show
plt.show()

Output :


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