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anthony Faulkner
composite imports
on Feb 3, 2010 at 5:42:30 am

Is there any way to take keyed work into motion from FCP without losing the keying?

I suppose i could make a QT movie of it???



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zak peric
Re: composite imports
on Feb 3, 2010 at 8:12:48 am

Render the movie with alpha and bring in the movie back to FCP. You can choose Animation codec or if you have motion 4, you can use 4444pro res.


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Mark Spencer
Re: composite imports
on Feb 3, 2010 at 1:57:08 pm

Zak is right on - and just so you understand what is going on, filters, generators, and transitions applied in FCP do not make the trip to Motion.

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anthony Faulkner
Re: composite imports
on Feb 4, 2010 at 2:37:57 am

Im sorry Im not understanding, How do i render with the alpha channel so i can take it into motion?

I can't seem to find options for that anywhere in FCP.

I have 6.06 and motion 3

thanks for any advice




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Stephen Smith
Re: composite imports
on Feb 4, 2010 at 5:30:12 pm

Anthony,
Mark an in and out point on the time line of the keyed footage in FCP. Make sure the clip is not rendered. Rendering will make it so it generates a black background of your keyed footage when you export it. Then go up to File, Export, Using QuickTime conversion... Make sure the Format is QuickTime Movie. Click on the Options Button. This will open up a Movie Settings menu. Click on Settings. Choose Animation for the Compression Type. Make sure the Depth is set to Millions of Colors +. The + is the alpha channel. Click on OK. Then click on OK in the Movie Settings window. Choose a location and then export out the clip. Import the clip into Motion and you have a keyed clip with the alpha channel. Hope this helps and best of luck.



Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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anthony Faulkner
Re: composite imports
on Feb 5, 2010 at 12:41:22 am

That is excellent!!!

Thank you very much, The + was what was getting me!!

I really appreciate your response


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Stephen Smith
Re: composite imports
on Feb 5, 2010 at 12:45:40 am

Happy to help. Thanks for the 5 COWs, you rock.




Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

Check out my Motion Training DVD

Check out my Motion Tutorials


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