I had A Hi-8 tape file digitized to an AVI file (with time increments showing in seconds) and would like to capture stillshots from it. The original tape was made under poor conditions, with the camera movement being rather fast. When I view the AVI file using Windows Media Player, I can pause the player to take a screen shot, but sometimes, when paused, the image is poor. If I back up and stop within that same time increment, sometimes the image is good, sometimes it's poor, I assume because within that one second increment, lots of sub-increments exist and I'm unable to control exactly where in the data stream I stop.
I have briefly looked at the descriptions of a few video editing programs but didn't see any obvious mention of this feature I want. I haven't studied the subject enough to understand all the terminology, am not interested in most of the features advertised, and don't have the time t dig through it all anyway. Does anyone here know of a program which can run my file at a very slow speed or which has some other way that I can more easily capture (and later print) good stillshots?
Three programs I have found or that were mentioned by someone are:
Free AVI Player, VLC Media Player. and Adobe Premiere-Pro
Will any of these, (preferably one of the first two free ones), do what I need, or does anyone know of a another program which will?