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MoviePy – Saving a Frame of Video Clip

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  • Last Updated : 01 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can save a single frame at given time of 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. Video is formed by the frames, combination of frames creates a video each frame is an individual image. We can store the specific frame at any time.

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

Syntax : clip.save_frame(“frame.png”, t)

Argument : It takes image name as argument and time as optional argument

Return : It returns None

Below is the implementation




# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
  
   
# loading video dsa gfg intro video
clip = VideoFileClip("dsa_geek.webm")
   
# getting only first 5 seconds
clip = clip.subclip(0, 5)
  
# saving a frame at 2 second
clip.save_frame("frame2.png", t = 2)
  
# showing  clip
clip.ipython_display(width = 360)

Output :

Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

Below is the saved image

Another example




# Import everything needed to edit video clips
from moviepy.editor import *
  
# loading video gfg
clip = VideoFileClip("geeks.mp4")
  
  
# getting duration of the video
duration = clip.duration
  
# saving a frame at 1 second
clip.save_frame("frame1.png", t = 1)
  
# showing  clip
clip.ipython_display(width = 360)

Output :

Moviepy - Building video __temp__.mp4.
MoviePy - Writing audio in __temp__TEMP_MPY_wvf_snd.mp3
                                                                                                                       
MoviePy - Done.
Moviepy - Writing video __temp__.mp4

                                                                                                                       
Moviepy - Done !
Moviepy - video ready __temp__.mp4

Below is how the saved image will look like


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