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Add Thumbnails to your video asset

A video thumbnail is the first thing that most people see when they interact with a video. A thumbnail is also what is shown in search results.

Video thumbnail lets people see a quick snapshot of your video. After your video has finished uploading, you’ll be able to choose a thumbnail from the options generated by Cincopa.

Here’s how to change a thumbnail at any time for your Cincopa video:

  1. Go to the Assets page and then click on the Settings as shown in the screenshot below.
  2. From the left hand side list of modules, click on Set Thumbnail.
  3. Now you can view your current thumbnail, select a different thumbnail from the video or upload an entirely new thumbnail image by clicking on the Upload image option.
  4. Click on Save once you are done.

Use a video scene as a thumbnail

To select a thumbnail from the video preview on the right, click on the Image Radio button and play the video. When you find the scene which you would like to use as a thumbnail for the video, pause the video and then click on Current Frame.

You will now see a preview of the video in the thumbnail once you click on the Current Frame.

You can also choose an exact time in the video that you want to use as a thumbnail. To do that, click on the video radio button and then move the bar to select the start time of your choice. Select the duration that you wish to use as a thumbnail.

Manually upload an image as a thumbnail

You can also manually upload an image that you captured as a thumbnail to your video. To do this, click on the Image radio button and click on Upload Image. Save the changes by clicking on the Save button.

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