Export snapshot alternatives

Richard Miller wow at together.net
Mon Jan 31 04:56:02 CST 2005


Brian,

This might work. I'll need to test it more, but initially, it seems to 
be very fast. Thanks.

Richard



On Jan 30, 2005, at 10:18 PM, Brian Yennie wrote:

> Richard,
>
> Have you tried using the pixMapID property? You may want to check the 
> archives for the limitations of this (IIRC it may crash if you try to 
> reference a stack which is not in memory), but...
>
> set the imagePixMapID of image "snapshot" to the pixMapID of stack 
> "someStack"
>
> Then you could export the image?
>
> Dunno for sure, but it may be quicker!
>
> HTH,
> - Brian
>
>> Sarah,
>>
>> Tried lock screen and lock messages. Didn't seem to help much. The 
>> slowness seems to be with the export snapshot command. I'd like to 
>> think there are other externals out there that are faster and can 
>> replace this one.  That would be one solution.
>>
>> A better solution would be to find a way to take a 10 second 
>> quicktime file and extract a 2 second section of it. Any idea how to 
>> do that?
>>
>> Thanks.
>> Richard
>>
>>
>> On Jan 30, 2005, at 6:36 PM, Sarah Reichelt wrote:
>>
>>> This seems very slow, can you try lock screen & lock messages to see 
>>> if that speeds things up.
>>> Sarah
>>>
>>> On 30 Jan 2005, at 10:30 am, Richard Miller wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'd appreciate any suggestions for alternatives to the Export 
>>>> Snapshot command. We're finding it rather slow for our purposes, 
>>>> taking 2-3 seconds per snapshot. We have a specific routine that 
>>>> needs to generate 50 separate images, essentially breaking down 2 
>>>> seconds of video into 50 frames. Any alternatives?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> Richard Miller
>>>> Imprinter Technologies
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