In-App Screenshots

Flow Capture's players not only showcase the hard work of your cinematographer in the best quality possible, they also give you the ability to capture stills from any video source you're watching and share them securely, with every line of metadata from the parent clip, all without leaving our web, desktop or iPad apps. 

Click below to view the video walkthrough, or read on for written instructions:

There are three different ways to grab a screenshot in Flow Capture, and we'll go into how to do each one in this article.

Users will need at least Uploader permissions to be able to take in-app screenshots.

Transport Control Button

The simplest way to get a screen grab is by using the camera icon in the upper right hand corner when viewing an asset in the browser:

The in-app screenshot tool can be found in the lower left corner when viewing on an iPad:

When viewing on an iPhone, this can be found in the lower right hand corner next to the Fullscreen Viewing icon:

Clicking that at any point while you're watching a video will bring up our screenshot tool:

This gives you a variety of information and options related to the screenshot you're creating:

    • Name - What the still you're taking is called on Flow Capture. By default, it's the Source Clip Name + Timecode Position when the screenshot was taken, but you can customize this to your liking.
    • Folder - The Folder that you're saving the screenshot in. This defaults to the one where you were watching the parent clip and cannot be changed. If you'd like this screenshot to live in a different folder, you can save it to the folder you're in and then use the manage assets feature.
    • Batch - This is where you'll be able to select which batch to save it to, or you can create a new one.

Once you've made your selections, click the Save button and the screenshot will be saved to the location of your choice, along with all of the metadata that was attached to the parent clip. 

Interacting with Screenshots

After the asset's been created, you can work with it in the same way you would any other asset that's been uploaded to Flow Capture, so long as you have the adequate permissions. 

This includes commenting and markup, as well as the full suite of Action Menu items.: