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Is there a way to get media thumbnails to appear for mp4 files in the media window?  I can see them for mov and still image files, but most of the time we render to mp4 due to easier support for more file specs, and it is difficult to work without being able to see thumbnail previews.

 

any advice would be greatly appreciated!

 

thanks

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In the meantime, to answer your original question ...

  "Is there a way to get media thumbnails to appear for mp4 files in the media window?"

the answer is yes*.

 

* via a cumbersome workaround.

Bring the mp4 into watchout via the Video Proxy in the Media menu.

You must manually enter resolution (dimensions) and duration,

but you get the option to make your own thumbnail

and select it with the Thumbnail Choose function.

 

And the thumbnail can be either a still or a movie.

For example, for a 4k movie you could render a 1/16 scale thumbnail

that would not bog down a production notebook.

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