We are currently working to replace the preview thumb with a thumb from the middle of the video. Let's wait and see how this change improves or affects the video preview. We expect your feedback if you still see there are issue.
We cannot promise a slide from which you can make your own selection at this point, but we will try to find an optimal solution if necessary.
So we're open to discussion and suggestions, bring your arguments on :).
Agreed. A couple of the other footage sites allow you to either choose a thumbnail from different points in time or allow you to upload your own thumbnail. I, too, have a number of clips in which the thumbnail doesn't represent the clip well. Frustrating!
Mac Pro 12-core, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrato...
Any chance of selecting your own thumbnail?? Any new developments? I put my hand up for this as an option.. As it says in the Youtube optimization FAQ section (related in terms of how people search video online)
"Thumbnails are very, very important: in fact, it is become probably more important than a good title."
Your wish, our command. Now you have the chance to customize the thumbnail of your video. Please access your video files, click edit and choose the timing. Don't forget to press Save. The new thumb will be generated in a few hours, so you need to be patient.