10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2012 7:14 AM by OscarPurcell RSS

    How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?

    OscarPurcell Community Member

      PP CS6

      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!!

        • 1. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
          Stephen_Spider Community Member

          You might not want to hold out til you find it. A poster frame is not a function of a video encoder.

          • 2. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
            OscarPurcell Community Member

            Thanks! At least now I know that the answer must lie in Premiere Pro itself. But where?

            • 3. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
              Jon-M-Spear Community Member

              Unfortunately you're barking up the wrong tree.  It is not a function of Premiere either.

              • 4. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
                Stephen_Spider Community Member

                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?

                • 5. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
                  Dave Merchant CommunityMVP

                  There are two common meanings for the phrase "poster frame":

                   

                  1. A standalone image on disk (JPG etc) which is displayed by a player before the video is loaded - commonly used by video player apps on websites (YouTube etc), InDesign and PDF files, etc. so the video asset doesn't have to be opened in order for the viewer to see what they're about to watch - although the image is normally captured from the video it doesn't have to be.
                  2. An image resource embedded into the XMP/ID3 data of a video or audio file which can sometimes be shown in the player, but is normally set because it  appears as the thumbnail image when viewing the files in Finder or Windows Explorer. It's not part of the content stream, it's in the file header. In MP3 files it's used to store album artwork.

                   

                   

                  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.

                  • 6. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
                    OscarPurcell Community Member

                    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?

                    • 7. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
                      Arokki_ Community Member

                      Oscar,

                       

                      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...

                      • 8. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
                        BOSU BABU Community Member

                        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

                        • 9. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
                          Arokki_ Community Member

                          Correct me if I misunderstood but Oscar won't want to use Encore at this point but he want's to choose the poster frame shown in Windows...?

                          • 10. Re: How do I select the Poster Frame when exporting to video?
                            OscarPurcell Community Member

                            Thanks everyone for your time.

                            I have found a service to host the player and they facilitise uploading a poster frame, so problem solved.

                            As Arokki_ says it would be good for a feature in encoder!