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Tom Masters
Clips with alpha channel in RealTime?
on May 7, 2011 at 10:55:43 pm

Is there an codec, or setting I can use to get quicktime movies with alpha channel to play over background in RealTime? (without needing to render the clip in the sequence)

project and specs below:
720x480 29.97fps

Intel Mac Pro 1,1 Quad core (circa 2006)
FCP version 7
OSX 10.6.4


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Bret Williams
Re: Clips with alpha channel in RealTime?
on May 8, 2011 at 2:38:41 am

Try prores 444. Set sequence rt settings to unlimited and turn off dropped frame warnings. Animation codec might work as well. Your sequence abs bgrnd footage should be regular pro res.


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Bret Williams
Re: Clips with alpha channel in RealTime?
on May 8, 2011 at 5:18:28 am

He IS using FCP 7 and I have the exact same system from 2006 and it doesn't even blink at playing back prores 444 over regular prores in a prores seqeunce. It's not even an orange effect. It's dark green FULL. AND I'm talking about HD. In fact, I can put a couple prores 444 layers above an hd layer in hd and still not drop any frames, although it goes from a dark green FULL effect to a bright green PREVIEW. He's talking about SD. You're certainly selling FCP short!


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Bret Williams
Re: Clips with alpha channel in RealTime?
on May 9, 2011 at 3:46:29 pm

Could've sworn there was actually a post here that I replied to... hmmm... didn't think you could delete a post. Hmmm.... very odd.


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