Collection staff have the ability to change the thumbnail and poster image for video objects. The image can be selected and set at two different times:
Set the Thumbnail When Creating an Item
Step 1: create an item
Step 2: upload an item
Step 3: set the thumbnail - the thumbnail defaults to 0:00:02 into every video. If the desired thumbnail time is known, it can be entered here.
Set the Thumbnail When Viewing an Item
Step 1: View an item
Step 2, Option 1: edit the item information - this step is identical to Step 3 above
Step 2, Option 2: create thumbnail directly - while the video is paused or playing, select the "Create Thumbnail" icon in the media player and follow the prompt to "Update Poster Image." The image may not update immediately when the page automatically reloads, but should update upon a manual refresh.
- "Create Thumbnail"