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Judge Schmells
One other question if I may.....
on May 11, 2005 at 10:42:35 pm

I am trying to do a watermark in procoder but am a bit confused. Procoder has a bitmap keying option, so as far as creating an image with a blue background and then keying out the background, that is not a problem. However, how do you make the image that is left a watermark? In other words make it transparent?

It says it supports an alpha channel, but I didn't think bitmaps supported alpha channels? When I create one in after effects or photoshop it doesn't have an alpha channel.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Judge S.


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Ben Waggoner
Re: One other question if I may.....
on May 12, 2005 at 5:33:55 pm

Just make a TIFF with an alpha. That should work.

Photoshop's help is pretty comprehensive.


My Book: http://www.benwaggoner.com/books.htm
Squeeze and ProCoder tutorials: http://www.classondemand.net/benwaggoner/
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Judge Schmells
Re: One other question if I may.....
on May 12, 2005 at 7:49:19 pm

Negative. It says "this file format is not supported."


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charles simonson
Re: One other question if I may.....
on May 12, 2005 at 8:50:42 pm

Try saving as Targa.


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Judge Schmells
Re: One other question if I may.....
on May 12, 2005 at 10:00:49 pm

No dice. I did a 32 bit targa in photoshop. ProCoder did allow me to import it and did recognize it as an image with an alpha channel. (It wouldn't allow a tiff.) However, the watermark didn't show up at all. Called tech support. They were clueless.

Very frustrating considering the ability to add a "watermark" was one of the main reasons I shelled out the $450.

Anything I am missing here?

Judge S.


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Judge Schmells
Re: One other question if I may.....
on May 12, 2005 at 10:23:27 pm

Oh, and did I mention the classic response from tech support? When I mentioned that I couldn't get the watermark feature, his suggestions was "That is something you should do to your video in your video editing program." If I wanted to do that, why the heck would I buy ProCoder?!?!?! Then, when I said that bitmaps don't do alphas, he said, "Use a JPEG." Then I said, JPEG's don't do Alpha's he said, "Use a PDF." A PDF?!?!?!?!?!?!

I think I am going to have to get BH to give me a refund. Does Cleaner do REAL watermarks?

thx!

Judge


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Ben Waggoner
Re: One other question if I may.....
on May 12, 2005 at 10:52:16 pm

For what it's worth, I've been able to do watermarks in ProCoder just fine. So it does work. I can't remember if it was a chroma-keyed or alpha channeled one.


My Book: http://www.benwaggoner.com/books.htm
Squeeze and ProCoder tutorials: http://www.classondemand.net/benwaggoner/
Compression Class at Stanford: http://www.digitalmediaacademy.org/compression.html


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