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joe jukes
exporting animations for use in FCP
on May 23, 2009 at 3:01:44 pm


I have made an animation in Photoshop CS4, which I would like to use as a part of my showreel in FCP(5).

The animation is based on a video file, which I have rotoscoped so that the element I want is the only thing that remains. This is on a transparent background. Then I added some other elements mainly in Tif format, which I animated using tweens in the animation pallet.

Basically what i have ended up with Is a (rotoscoped video) Snowboarder jumping over an animated Image. The snowboarder is a black outline with a white filling and the rest of it is black outlines on transparent background.

I need to export into FCP (or Premiere Pro) I'v tried to save it in numerous ways, .mov, .avi, .gif and every time the result is a sort of messy inverted version, where instead of a transparent B/G, it is black, the snowboarder is solid white, and the rest of it is sort of distorted white bits.

I hope you can understand that gibberish mess I have just written, and if you can, come out with some helpful advice for someone who is about to kill himself.

Thanks very much....joe.

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Richard Harrington
Re: exporting animations for use in FCP
on Jun 21, 2009 at 1:59:36 am

File > export

choose a codec like animation that supports alpha.. specify millions colors +

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and ATS:iWork

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