Lisa's Video Frame Capture Library

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Name: Lisa's Video Frame Capture Library
Owner/Maintainer: Lisa C. Williams
Dates: 23 March 1997[1] - present
Type: frame capture
Fandom: Alias Smith & Jones, The Avengers tv series, Blake's 7, The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings films, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Professionals, UFO, The Wild Wild West, Wizards and Warriors
URL: http://www.framecaplib.com/index.htm
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Lisa's Video Frame Capture Library is a frame capture website by Lisa C. Williams. It was one of the earliest of such sites, created in March 1997, and remains active as of September 2015. The fandoms covered are predominantly classic British & American television series of the 1960s to 1980s; it is one of the best-known frame grab sites for Blake's 7. Kathryn Andersen describes it as An invaluable resource for Blake's 7 fandom for many years[2] and Gillian F Taylor calls it A truly awesome collection of screencaps for fans to enjoy.[3]

Lisa originally capped from commercial videotape, but has since switched to DVDs, where available. The site houses nearly 60,000 images.[4]

This library is a collection of video frame captures for some of my favorite shows. For each episode in the library, I have put together a set of images which provide a sort of snapshot synopsis of the story. I try to represent each major scene and any moments of particular interest. The shows represented are those which I especially like and for which I have high quality video available.[4]

History and Fandoms

The site originally covered classic British television shows from the 1960s to 1980s. The first fandom was UFO,[1] and Blake's 7, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Professionals soon followed. Another early fandom was the 1970s US show, Alias Smith and Jones.

Lisa started capping Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films in September 2002, her first film fandom.[5] On its seventh anniversary in 2004, the site housed nearly 20,000 images.[1]

The 1960s US fandom The Wild Wild West was added in January 2008. Another classic British series, The Avengers, had been added by 2011. Wizards and Warriors is the latest new fandom, added in August 2014.

Organisation

The index page lists recent updates. Within fandoms, the site is organised by series and by episode. There are additional indexes for characters, as well as some props such as computers, cars and spaceships. Lists of the most popular images (by number of downloads) for each fandom and overall are also available for the past year. The FAQ gives advice on screencapping from videotape.

Review

  • Neil Faulkner describes the site: several eps featured almost frame-by-frame. Loads of piccies but resolution not that high. Only two episodes on display at any one time, but they do change fairly regularly.[6]

See Also

References

  1. ^ a b c Lisa's Video Frame Capture Library; archived by WBM on 8 April 2004
  2. ^ kerravonsen: Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 2 (accessed 2 September 2014)
  3. ^ Other Blakes 7 websites (accessed 22 September 2015)
  4. ^ a b Lisa's Video Frame Capture Library: Main Page (accessed 15 August 2014)
  5. ^ Lisa's Video Frame Capture Library; archived by WBM on 10 December 2002
  6. ^ In The Distant Future ... Shit Still Happens (accessed 25 September 2015)