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Rendering AE movies with transparent background

Rendering AE movies with transparent background

Rendering AE movies with transparent background

Is there a method to rendering AE movies with a transparent background (like the checkerboard in Photoshop) instead of the black solid background? I am interested in rendering motion text into a Quicktime file and importing it into Final Cut Pro so that the animated text appears to be superimposed on the image. There must be a way! This ? is similar to one asked a little while ago but I need help with the Mac version. Thanks!

RE: Rendering AE movies with transparent background

You might be able to render out to PCT files with an alpha channel.

Easiest way would be to simply do it all in AE or all in FCP.



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RE: Rendering AE movies with transparent background

Export as a Targa sequence (highest bit rating... 32?) and FCP should recognise the precomposed alpha.

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