Remember iMovie? No, not the iMovie that shows up in every new Mac (the one with the strange interface). The iMovie of yesteryear. The iMovie with the simple but powerful video timeline. The iMovie which made it drop dead easy to extract a frame of video and save it as a photo. Apple removed that often used option when the new version of iMovie debuted a few years ago.
SnapMotion is the simple, inexpensive app which makes it easy to extract a single frame image from any QuickTime movie on your Mac.
Start by dragging and dropping a video clip onto SnapMotion.
Drag the playhead to the video frame you want to snap, and click the red Record button (image of a camera).
The frame is converted to a photo and saved to your Mac.
That’s it. Sweet. Simple. Fast.
What’s missing is an option to perform the same function within iMovie itself. SnapMotion works on movie clips and any video format supported by QuickTime, but it doesn’t work inside iMovie.