I have a ProResHQ FCP7 sequence with ProResHQ media except for some FX material that is in animation codec with alpha channels. Should I bake these animation codec clips as ProResHQ and then somehow extract a matte from them to import into a node in DAVINCI? Will this then work in a round trip?
I'm a little confused as to how to get this to work.....
Also Davinci seems to refuse to see the animation codec QTs at all - I look in the folders where they should be through the DAVINCI browse page and these clips do not appear, although they are in the OSX finder....
you won't find the Animation codec. It won't appear on a lot of lists.
Its a bit long in the tooth as a "lossless" codec, its only adavantage now being that it is one of the few that can carry an alpha channel, but then there's ProRes 444.
Resolve 9 can use alpha channels for matte purposes, but not 8.2. You will have to extract the alpha channel somehow and export that (exact length of the original clip) as a recognized codec and attach it to the source clip as an external matte. You cannot export an alpha out of Resolve.
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