In Bridge CS5, the generated video thumbnails reflected the start of the clip (I don't know if it was the first frame or not, but close enough). In CS6, the thumbnails seem to be more towards the middle of the clip, and I find this very annoying.
I tried purging the cache for one of them, just in case, but that did nothing.
As an additonal point of info, the preview window also shows incorrectly (it shows the same frame as the thumb) until you scrub or play.
Is there anything I can do to change this behavior or is it a bug?
Apparently not, and this is probalby not even a Bridge sub-routine but is dictated by the codec as indicated in the LINK for Win7 "frame for thumbnail". They even have a website to lobby for this feature.
Nope, that's not it, but I did find that interesting, as I'd always wondered about what Windows Explorer shows. But Explorer's thumbnail is much closer to the start of the clip than Bridge's (e.g., in one clip about 2 seconds vs 10 seconds).
Besides, Bridge CS5 works the way I'd like under Win 7 (though I think it is 32-bit whereas CS6 is 64-bit, so the comparison may not be relevant).