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Steve Atkins
Export text from AE > FCP, keeping layer transparency response (matte)?
on Jul 23, 2012 at 12:10:35 pm

Sorry for the confusing title, i didnt know how to slugline it properly.

Basically im exporting a motion title graphic from AE CS6 for FCP7, preserving transparency so it can overlay - easy enough. Im rendering out using Animation codec and RGB + Alpha as normal.

However, when i bring my text into FCP, it runs fine and all the effects work fine. BUT, the text layer itself, regardless of the effects, doesnt retain its transparency response, by this i mean, its opaque, whereas in AE i had it on a video clip as a test background, and the actual text layer was transparent on top of that (i.e. the physical solid of it, not the layer itself, although that is too obviously.)

Sorry if that is incredibly confusing, i basically want to keep the text so it overlays the video in FCP, without having to import the sequence of video into AE and render out that way as it will lose resolution.

Cheers!

Steve


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Walter Soyka
Re: Export text from AE > FCP, keeping layer transparency response (matte)?
on Jul 24, 2012 at 3:01:06 pm

Does FCP's alpha interpretation of your clip match AE's (straight vs. premultiplied)?

Otherwise, can you post a couple screenshots so we can see what you mean?

Walter Soyka
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Steve Atkins
Re: Export text from AE > FCP, keeping layer transparency response (matte)?
on Jul 24, 2012 at 3:54:22 pm

Hi Walter, thanks for the reply!

I apologise with this, very silly mistake on my behalf.

I was replacing simple white placeholder titles that had been done on the project in FCP, so when i brought in my new ones, it was overlaying the white ones and therefore blocking the transparency by being behind the layer.

As i said, stupid mistake!

Thanks anyway.

Steve


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