Originally Posted by kdssrugby
That being said, I've left Media player classic's settings at their default and made sure that the denoise function in my video card control panel was set to off.
For full transparency, here is my method (although I am admittedly no screenshot wunderkind like eric.exe or Xylon):
1. Run MPC HC and Anydvd
2. Find the movie file on the blu-ray and start it up
3. Find a frame in the movie, press pause, expand to full screen and press the "print screen" button on my keyboard.
4. Open MSpaint and press "ctrl +V"
5. Save as a PNG file.
If anyone sees a problem with this method let me know.
Why aren't you using "File | Save Image..." (or Alt+I)? I'd like to think that would cut out any issues with print screen, and it shouldn't matter whether you're playing it at actual size or smaller (since MPC HC would be outputting the frame, I'd assume, not the resized output).
IIRC there may be issues with colorspace as well that "Save Image..." doesn't address (I'd hope it did, but, like you, I am not a bona fide screen shot expert).
Also, for sake of compression artifacts, be sure to select PNG as the output format, not JPEG (you could choose to open the PNG in Adobe Photoshop and save it at the best possible setting for JPEG, that should produce better results than simply selecting JPEG from MPC HC; feel free to compare though, I may be wrong).
As an aside, it'd be insanely helpful if a guide were written for how to get accurate frame grabs off of BD. I've never understood the secretive nature of this on here; I'm sure it's not insanely hard, and yet only a few people seem to have taken the time to work out how to do it.