Many of our clients are involved in television production, or in the case of PlaySportsTV, are a complete online video network. When it comes to putting video on the web, you've got a ton of options to choose from: YouTube, Vimeo, premium video services, and then locally on your site.
Sometimes, however, the thumbnail created by most video services may sometimes not always be the one you want - or in the case of the "local" solution, you need to generate a thumbnail yourself anyway.
So you need to make your own screenshot. In most cases your video will be a Quicktime movie, or mp4 (as this has become very popular - particularly since many mp4 files can be played on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad).
Here are some simple instructions on how to grab the right screenshot from your Quicktime movie in three easy steps:
I noticed that the National Geographic documentary that I worked on about the Aryan Brotherhood has begun appearing on YouTube. If you perform a search, you can watch the entire international version. Take a look!
After long delays due to security reasons and scheduling conflicts, National Geographic Explorer airs the special 1-hr documentary about the Aryan Brotherhood - closely following two former members - one who killed, by his own count, 22 men in prison. I was the editor for this documentary.
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