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Hi all, ive seen a few scenes in films/tv and thought i could use them in my graphic work when designing posters/flyers - and obviously editing them because of copyright issues.

My question: How do i capture a high quality screenshots from 'blu ray dvds' and 'films on tv' to use in my posters. Which software is best and easy to use? will they be 300 or more dpi quality pics? and yes, i have a full HD tv.

As far as I know you wont be able to capture from the TV. the best option would be to somehow run the bluray player into your computer and then copy the disc using something like handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/). Set up the 1080p TV as the computers monitor. Then download something like mplayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html), play the movie through it. Pause the shot you want and take a screen grab.

If i had a blu ray movie and hit screen shot, will it still not have a fuzzy effect? because iv suddenly pressed pause as the person/scene is not still. Thats why i was asking if there was any really good/and easy to use software that i can use to capture screen shots (frame by frame), which would give a crisp picture when taking a screenshot.

With this mind, how do i get these screenshots to be at 300dpi or better for my posters/leaflets through using my PC and not my HD TV?

Btw, i DONT have a blu ray player but rather an ordinary inbuilt dvd player on my PC, and will be taking screenshots. Any problems here?