I have an Avid Express DV (mac) & Boris is included in the package. I need Boris to make titles (I make local commercials). I have treid using the tutorial and I can't make a clean image (fuzzy w/ no alpha channel cut out). I am overwhelmed. How can I beat this demon so I can make groovy titles and be the envy of all local commercial makers? Can someone please help?
If you don't want to have an alpha channel, make sure you have the checkerboard On (the little blue dot on the bottom right of the Composite window). If you see checkerboard, you'll wind up keying through that area. If you want text over a color background, go Ctrl+Alt+C for a new color track to be created. Make sure you move this track down to the bottom of your timeline and have your text tracks sitting on top of it. That, or you can change your V1 track already on the timeline from "V1" (the little orange V1 icon) to "Color". HTH.