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Blaise Douros
Re: Workflow advice for simple animation
on Jun 7, 2016 at 10:03:02 pm

Nobody is being very clear here, so let me reiterate what the good people of this forum are struggling to articulate: the cleanest method to export a file so that the background is transparent is to animate the dots over a completely empty background. Then, export the video using a codec that supports an embedded alpha channel, which is a channel responsible for transparency.

The Animation codec will do this, as will ProRes 4444, and Uncompressed. In fact, here's a list of a bunch of codecs that will do this:

Then you won't need to do any keying, which would be inaccurate, especially when the dots are fading in and out. Alpha transparency will allow you to simply put the video on top of whatever the background needs to be...and the transparency is built into the video image.

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