Here's a possibility:
- Add your clip to a sequence.
- Change the Speed of the clip to 300%. Right-click the clip and make sure that Frame Blending is disabled.
- Export the sequence using TIFF as the Format, and check the Export as Sequence box; set the other parameters to match your footage. Also, make sure the Use Frame Blending box is not checked.
- Edit the TIFFs as you like in Photoshop, and save them, either to the originals or to new files.
- In Premiere, open the Import dialog and select the first file of the sequence, being sure to check the Numbered Stills option; this will create a movie clip from the images.
- The clip will play three times faster than you like, as you're dealing with a third of the frames of the original clip. Add that clip to a sequence, and change its Speed to 33.33%. Be sure that Frame Blending (right-click the clip) is disabled.
That should give you a nice stop-frame look. There are other approaches, but this should be relatively straightforward.
If I want to export just one frame from a clip to be used as another layer of video elsewhere in the sequence, is this also similar to the method I would use?
Or is there an easier way simply to extract one frame?
No, use the "camera" button in the Program Monitor. That will let you export a still image.
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