The movie I'm working on starts out black, then goes into the titles. My question: How do I change the black box to another image so it looks nice on the web page (before the user clicks on it it activate)? What is that called?
I believe you are talking about a posterframe. Depending on how you've built your website and how you've added the QT component, you may have the option of setting a thumbnail (a jpeg screenshot) or to select the posterframe (a dynamically selected frame from within the video itself.)
I use flash for web video content and most flv video components give you the option of setting a thumbnail image that works as a placeholder until the play button is pressed. (like YouTube) You should find the same kind of options within your QT component.
All the best,
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Thank you Simon for your response, I'm using GoLive to insert the QT movie on the web page. I'l take a look in there and see if there is anything like poster frame. I did a workaround by using a screen capture of the frame I wanted and inserting it into the front of the fcp file for one frame. It looks OK but not as clear as the rest of it. Regards,