Putting the clip on the timeline is a necessary part of the process of creating freeze frames.
But you needn't shuffle things around quite so much. Just put your clip on the timeline and move your CTI along it, taking freeze frames from wherever you want but selecting the option to save the freeze frames as files rather than saving them directly to the timeline.
Then delete your clip, browse to your collected freeze frames and you're done.
Thanks again, Steve, that’s what I thought. Both methods are quite tedious when I have only one frame per file, I want to include. Then it’s probably better to take regular photos instead, I guess. Better remember to bring my photo camera next time.
Hi again, Steve,
I've tried what you said by saving the freeze frames as files. However, the picture is not widescreen anymore, and is distored due to it being "squeezed" to fit into the 4:3 format. My video is widescreen, so how do I get the saved file in widescreen also?
Try right-clicking on each freeze frame, select Interpret Footage and set it as widescreen.
It's a shame Adobe makes this so complicated!