How to do screenshots from PS2?

Archived from groups: alt.games.video.sony-playstation2 (More info?)

This info is probably available on some kind of FAQ. Can someone point
me to the source?

How to capture.
How to pause at the right moment for a good snapshot.
Can I get the images in HD?
How to transfer the images to a computer.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.sony-playstation2 (More info?)

    "Caloonese" <caloonese@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1114196044.708647.304710@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
    > This info is probably available on some kind of FAQ. Can someone point
    > me to the source?
    >
    > How to capture.

    You need some sort of video capture card or A/V device for your PC. There
    are numerous brands on the market. Hook the PS2's multi-out into one of
    them--composite or S-video will give you a better picture than the standard
    connections.

    > How to pause at the right moment for a good snapshot.

    A great question. Screenshots from the developers almost always look better
    than what you can capture directly, because they usually aren't playing the
    game but instead using debug menus to move the camera around, position
    characters, and so on. Still, many games let you manually adjust the
    camera, and if you've played through a level, you'll anticipate what is
    going to happen so that you can get in the right position the next time
    through. Also, many of the capture cards don't just take single screenshots
    but capture several minutes of video. You can then go back into the video
    and extract the frame you want to use as a screenshot.

    > Can I get the images in HD?

    The software for the capture card/device lets you adjust the resolution and
    often deinterlaces the pictures. Check the manuals for the proper settings.

    > How to transfer the images to a computer.

    That's where the images are in the first place. The capture card/device
    stores them on your hard drive.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.sony-playstation2 (More info?)

    Android wrote:
    >
    > "Caloonese" <caloonese@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:1114196044.708647.304710@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
    > > This info is probably available on some kind of FAQ. Can someone point
    > > me to the source?
    > >
    > > How to capture.
    >
    > You need some sort of video capture card or A/V device for your PC. There
    > are numerous brands on the market. Hook the PS2's multi-out into one of
    > them--composite or S-video will give you a better picture than the standard
    > connections.
    >
    > > How to pause at the right moment for a good snapshot.
    >
    > A great question. Screenshots from the developers almost always look better
    > than what you can capture directly, because they usually aren't playing the
    > game but instead using debug menus to move the camera around, position
    > characters, and so on. Still, many games let you manually adjust the
    > camera, and if you've played through a level, you'll anticipate what is
    > going to happen so that you can get in the right position the next time
    > through. Also, many of the capture cards don't just take single screenshots
    > but capture several minutes of video. You can then go back into the video
    > and extract the frame you want to use as a screenshot.
    >
    > > Can I get the images in HD?
    >
    > The software for the capture card/device lets you adjust the resolution and
    > often deinterlaces the pictures. Check the manuals for the proper settings.
    >
    > > How to transfer the images to a computer.
    >
    > That's where the images are in the first place. The capture card/device
    > stores them on your hard drive.

    Of course if we're talking about GT4 you can take pics in game, great
    quality, and transfer them to pc via a usb device etc. I use my old
    digi camera as my son's new Ipod doesn't do it. Here's some examples
    (not too special as I'm just experimenting (smaller than actual size
    due to limits of msn)

    http://groups.msn.com/OtherSides/newart.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=641
    http://groups.msn.com/OtherSides/newart.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=642
    http://groups.msn.com/OtherSides/newart.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=643
    http://groups.msn.com/OtherSides/newart.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=644


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  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.sony-playstation2 (More info?)

    Thank you for the replies.

    Actually when I asked the question, I thought PS2 would have a special
    key sequence that will take a snapshot of the current screen and store
    into the USB drive, something that works like "print screen" button on
    the PC. I expect it to be a function supported by the PS2 OS.

    If I understood the replies correctly, one approach is to feed the
    video through the computer and use special hardware to capture video or
    stills on the computer. The other approach is to take pictures in the
    game, provide such function is built in the game, and then transfer the
    image files via a USB thumb drive or something. Are these images
    stored in JPG format? How many games in the market allow you to do
    such capture? Is GT4 the only one? I know GT4 can output in 1080i,
    are the photos also taken in 1080i quality too?
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.sony-playstation2 (More info?)

    Caloonese wrote:
    >
    > Thank you for the replies.
    >
    > Actually when I asked the question, I thought PS2 would have a special
    > key sequence that will take a snapshot of the current screen and store
    > into the USB drive, something that works like "print screen" button on
    > the PC. I expect it to be a function supported by the PS2 OS.
    >
    > If I understood the replies correctly, one approach is to feed the
    > video through the computer and use special hardware to capture video or
    > stills on the computer. The other approach is to take pictures in the
    > game, provide such function is built in the game, and then transfer the
    > image files via a USB thumb drive or something. Are these images
    > stored in JPG format? How many games in the market allow you to do
    > such capture? Is GT4 the only one? I know GT4 can output in 1080i,
    > are the photos also taken in 1080i quality too?

    As far as i know only GT4 offers this facility. TV cards etc are
    relatively cheap though and with the right software and connections
    you could capture both grabs AND movie clips

    having said this the software with my newest tv card is pretty awful
    and that can have much effect on your captures.


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  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.sony-playstation2 (More info?)

    Caloonese wrote:
    > ... Is GT4 the only one? I know GT4 can output in 1080i,
    > are the photos also taken in 1080i quality too?

    GT4 can save in 1280x960 format (1MPixel) directly to USB port or to
    memory card

    see exemples form my races ;)
    http://img208.echo.cx/my.php?image=20050403cat154uu.jpg
    http://img252.echo.cx/my.php?image=2005031510699lv.jpg

    for simulation fan is a game you not must loose!!!


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