Hi. Sometimes I want to have a video clip freeze. That is to say, the final product will have two or more frames that are identical, taken from a single frame of a movie clip.
The way I've been doing this is using the Source or Program monitor to find the relevant frame, export it, and re-import it as a still. Yet, it occurs to me that when watching videos in the Source or Program monitors, I am not watching the video at its highest quality. When I finally render my product, I will render it at highest quality. Does this cause a mis-match between the exported frame and my final product?
When I "export frame", does Premiere take the time to render that frame at best possible quality? Or am I just getting a preview-quality frame?
The exported/frame grabbed frame will be full quality. The lowered quality is for preview purposes only from within Premiere itself. As long as you don't select .jpeg and stick with a lossless image format when you do a frame grab from within Premiere it will be full quality.
Would cost nothing to test it for your self.
Also checkout the technique of Razoring a clip and applying the Freeze (Hold) at the razor edit point