Ok...so I finally got a pseudo animation to test with and when I bring it into FCP...I get no alpha even though the check box is checked in PA...and I put over a hard black background...any ideas on this one?
We resolved this issue, but in case anyone is running into the same issue, be sure that you do not use a compression type such as DVC, HDV, MPEG, JPEG or any other that does NOT support an alpha channel. If you are rendering to a QuickTime movie, the compressor must be set to "Animation" and "Millions of Colors+". The "+" means it will render with the Alpha Channel. If you render out in AVI format, use the Uncompressed option.