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Sally Vale
Creating an alpha out of a video
on Sep 12, 2014 at 3:20:21 pm

I'm not sure how else to say that, I just know there must be an easier way to do this. Let's say I've been given some logo animations over a background, as well as a file that contains the same animation but with the logo animation all in white, and the background all in black.

I would like to get the color logo animation separated from the background by using the black and white video over it...I know there must be a simple way to do this, but for the life of me all I can figure out is to key out the black and then set the mode to "stencil alpha" but that's not really very clean...if I set the mode to silhouette luma it will remove the black and change the logo animation to black instead of white. I guess I could just precompose that and then put that pre comp over the logo animation with background and set the mode of that layer to stencil alpha...anyone have any advice/methods you use to tackle this?


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Brian Charles
Re: Creating an alpha out of a video
on Sep 12, 2014 at 3:44:08 pm
Last Edited By Brian Charles on Sep 12, 2014 at 5:27:20 pm

Using the black and white animation as a Luma Matte should work.

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