First off, thanks SO much for the people who contributed to this thread. I've been banging my head against a wall trying to figure this stuff out?
I'm used to working with the old Snappy software to grab frames off of movies by linking the DVD/VHS player to the computer with the Snappy device. My question is, is a piece of hardware required to accomplish this, or are there software programs that allow you to grab the image off the disk in the DVD drive on the computer? If so, will it let you grab frames from an official release, or must it be some disk that was recorded off TV? I assume that with a VHS image, you'd stuck using some device like a Snappy unless you can copy it onto DVD