Choosing a Different Poster Frame for a Clip

By default, when you connect a clip to a database record, a small picture of the first frame of the clip appears in the Detail View window. This picture is called the poster frame. You can choose to display a different frame of the clip if the first frame of the clip is hard to recognize, as with black frames.

The default clip poster frame does not appear in the Detail View window until after:

To choose a new poster frame for a clip
  1. If it isn’t already open, open the clip in the Clip window in one of the following ways:

    • Choose File > Open Clip (or press Command-O) and use the dialog to select the clip.

    • Click Open Clip in the Detail View window of the clip’s database record.

  2. In the clip playback area, locate the frame you want to use as the poster frame.

    Tip: Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move forward and backward frame by frame.

    Figure. Clip window showing the Set Poster Frame button and the playhead.
  3. Click Set Poster Frame when the clip playback area displays the frame you want to use.

    The new poster frame appears in the Detail View window of the clip.

Note: Regardless of the poster frame you set, the Clip window always opens to the first frame of the clip.