I am trying Version 1.0.2 (1) off your web link and can not get it to work. The Destination file opens up and it is empty. I have tried with and with out spaces. The clip I tested was very short and was a .mov file
Update: I got it to work by by changing my clip from .mov to apple ProRes 422(HQ). Works as advertised this way.
I think the problem was on my end. The clip I used was a GoPro-CineForm HD/4K/3D, 1,920 x 1,080
Linear PCM, 16 bit little-endian signed integer, 2 channels, 48000 Hz. I converted this clip in MPEG streamclip to a Apple ProRes 422.
I just tried a Native MP4 clip H.264, 1,920 x 1,080 AAC, 48000 Hz, Stereo (L R) and It worked just fine. I am away from my laptop now. Will try and send you the screen shots later.
I had posted this on the other thread, but thought I might post it here too.
Im sorry to put a damper on things, but It doesn't work so well for me. I first tried to export some stills from a multi clip timeline, and it produced zero stills. I then added some markers to the primary story line of a non multicam timeline (3 each) and it created 119 still images (all the same image) before it created my 3 stills. I then realized that I have a lot of markers on a secondary timeline which contains my music for the edit (marks to the beat) and it evidently gave me 119 still images of the very first image found on the primary story line where the first marker of the secondary storyline is located.
Also, there needs to be a way to select the desired folder from the app versus having to drag a folder from another finder window.
This app is a nice concept, I hope you get it working better, I can really use something like this.
This app does what it says: you add markers to a clip or a series of clips that are on the timeline and the app exports stills from the original media of the clips, based on these markers. Much faster and simpler than you could ever do this from within FCPX, and in batch. That alone makes this application wonderful, besides the fact that it is free
There are a lot of things it does NOT do: export from markers on compound clips or multicam clips, export stills including any color corrections or effects that have been applied to the clips, a.s.o. And as Don rightfully said: you have to make sure to have no other markers anywhere on your timeline or it will also include them in the export.
Wether Adam will further enhance this application or not is entirely his choice. I know he is an outstanding VFX compositor, so I think he has other things to do Anyway, I am very happy with what it does now and if I need to send screenshots from a finished timeline including titles and effects I can export the edit, import the movie in FCPX and create my stills from the finished movie. For only a few stills this is not really worth it, but when you have to export a load of stills this app does make a huge difference.
Well, there is no need to be defensive and I certainly don't doubt Adams abilities, however, Im just saying, if It's not going to work on a multi clip timeline, then it's not going to be a huge help for what I need. I appreciate the fact that he is giving it away for free, but If It doesn't work for me, it doesn't work.
Reading most of the comments a wonderful addition would be if you could use this app to also batch-export stills from clips as they are on the FCPX timeline, including any corrections and filters applied. Pretty much like we can export stills from FCPX right now, but much faster and in batch. I don't think this is going to be easy, but you never know...
Another biggie, especially for collaborative work, would be to be able to export stills from clips in the Event Browser with superimposed original tc. Again not an easy one, I'm afraid.
A nice addition to the current version would be if we could select a destination folder by clicking on the folder icon instead of having to find the destination folder and then drag it onto the icon.
And, as Don suggested, being able to export snapshots from multicam clips and compound clips would also make this app more useful for a larger user base.
2nd the request to have it function with multicam and compound clips as that is the bulk of what I'm doing these days. Also if it could detect a keyword or note and export only those, I think that would be very useful as well. A serious timesaver for sure and if it worked really well I'd be willing to pay for something like this!