I cannot find how to select the frame that I want to appear as the Poster Frame in the exported video.
I can select it I can change one by right clicking an imported video OK but not the sequence!
I've been through every menu I can find & even Lynda.com training!
I'm sure that there must be a way but I'm blowed if I can find it!!
How about saying where you expect this poster frame to be displayed. The method would be different for different targets.
You can create thumbnails for chapters in DVD authoring, Vimeo and YouTube have methods after you upload a video.
What are you hoping for?
There are two common meanings for the phrase "poster frame":
You can create standalone JPEG images from PP using the camera icon below the monitor and can semi-automate the export of a still image alongside your video using presets in Adobe Media Encoder, but there's no option in PP (or via Adobe Media Encoder) to specify the embedded poster image in a rendered media file. Several third-party apps can do it, either during render (Compressor / Squeeze) or after the fact (Quicktime Pro), but support for these embedded resources depends on the wrapper for the video file.
The ability to set a 'poster frame' in the clip bins in PP is solely there to help you organize your project assets visually - for example if the imported footage starts from black, or if you want to choose a frame where the slate is visible - but your choice has no effect on the sequences at export and isn't written back into the original footage.
Thanks for the time you've taken answering.
As you can see I'm now expert in the inner workings of file encoding!
On this occasion I want the frame to appear on a .mov video.
There is a poster frame (not from the first clip or the first or last frame of the last clip). PP or the encoder must have "decided" which frame to use (because there is more than one clip) it seems odd that PP doesn't allow one to select which, yet allows one to choose it in the (relatively unimportant) clip bin!
I have tried control P and I have different poster frames in the web player than windows explorer.
Is the normal work around to encode it in PP media encoder and then use Quicktime Pro (or other) to set the Poster Frame?
Hear what Dave said. You cannot choose a poster frame in PP or media encoder. You now get different poster frames in web and in windows explorer cause those programs have different methods of choosing the poster frame when it is not specified by a third-party program.
Dave: I believe Episode Encoder can set the poster frame as well?
EDIT: Actually, setting a poster frame would be a really nice feature in the future versions of Media Encoder...
it seems odd that PP doesn't allow one to select which, yet allows one to choose it in the (relatively unimportant) clip bin!
Wrong. We have our choice. In Encore shortcut to chapter mark is press star (*).After chapter point appears ,just tick it with mouse and it will be highlighted with red. Now move the timeline header to whereever position you want ,when you are satisfied with the frame in monitor, press shift and star and your poster frame is selected. In case multiple chapter points are available , you should select poster frame earlier to next chapter point else misleading frame not connected to this chapter will appear. you may now proceed with another chapter point and repeat above. Chapter points and poster frame are connected to Encore only and not to Media encoder
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