gives a list of n images extracted from video.


gives a list of frames extracted based on spec.


  • VideoFrameList can be used for sampling video frames and can be used as video summarization or for inspection.
  • Possible settings for frame specification spec include:
  • nn uniformly spaced frames
    {"Uniform",n}n uniformly spaced frames
    {"Random",n}n randomly chosen frames
    Allall frames, if fits in memory
  • If video has multiple video tracks, only frames from the first track are returned. Use Video[video,VideoTrackSelectionn] to extract frames from the n^(th) track.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Extract four frames from a video:

Scope  (3)

Extract frames from a local video object:

Explicitly ask for uniformly sampled frames from the video:

Extract a few random frames:

Extract frames from a remote video file:

Applications  (1)

Create a thumbnail grid from a video:

Properties & Relations  (2)

VideoFrameList partitions the video into equal partitions and extracts the middle frame of each partition:

Use VideoExtractFrames to extract frames at specific times:

Generate a Video object with multiple video tracks:

VideoFrameList extracts frames from the first video track:

Extract frames from the second video track by selecting the track in the Video object:

Wolfram Research (2020), VideoFrameList, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2021).


Wolfram Research (2020), VideoFrameList, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2021).


Wolfram Language. 2020. "VideoFrameList." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2021.


Wolfram Language. (2020). VideoFrameList. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_videoframelist, author="Wolfram Research", title="{VideoFrameList}", year="2021", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 19-June-2024 ]}


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