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bryan parrisBCC3 and avid alpha
by on Jan 17, 2008 at 3:42:07 pm

I confess I haven't used these filters much over the years that they've been on the avid. I'm trying to add a transparency mode (like linear burn) to a graphic that already has an alpha (created in the title tool). I first looked at the Composite filter which has modes like this in it, but I can't seem to get it to work with the alpha properly. For that matter, I can't get any BCC filter to apply to the title properly. A pdf from Boris says it's a one step process -
"Any effect in the BCC AVX package can safely be added to a native Avid title and the alpha information is preserved along with the title making it a one step task to apply a directional blur or light zoom effect to the text."
However, when I drag directional blur to the title, all I see is the b&w alpha on the screen. If I hold alt and drag, it applies the effect to the video as if there's no alpha.

I'm using BCC version 3 with Avid MC Adrenaline 2.8. Is the BCC too old?



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peter mcauleyRe: BCC3 and avid alpha
by on Jan 17, 2008 at 4:59:32 pm


You need to enable the Apply to Title Matte function in the BCC filter in order for this to work.

I hope this helps.


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bryan parrisRe: BCC3 and avid alpha
by on Jan 17, 2008 at 5:13:09 pm

Thanks Peter.

Simple enough - so it's a two step process :0)

That does the trick.

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