TSOG wrote:But one of the reviews said that you can capture stills from the video with the software.
That's hardly a selling point since you can do frame captures with ANY video file, regardless of source or machine. In VLC Media Player, simply use VIDEO->SNAPSHOT. In Media Player Classic, press CTRL-8.
In other words, you don't need their software. As long as you have the CODEC to load the file, you can use virtually any media player. In fact, you can simply play the video and do a simple PRTSCRN in Windows to capture everything you see onn your monitor, and then crop (or use Snipping Tool in Win 7). JVC's approach, like that of the Flip, is a cop out and has nothing to do with the merits of its machine or software.
The problem with this approach is that you lose the immediate feedback of true photography since you have to return to your computer to make the snapshot. That means not knowing if you need to re-take the shot. And it means highly inferior shots since the resolution is lower and many auto-sensing algorithms aren't used when recording videos, i.e. multi-point exposure.