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  • FCP export alpha?

    Posted by Alan Lacey on April 12, 2005 at 5:41 pm

    I’m new to FCP and slowly getting the hang of things.

    Not that I know yet why I should need to do, it but I’ve been unable to export a sequence from the timeline that has a working alpha channel.

    The TL’s not rendered (if that makes a difference), has transparent areas that show as checkerboard in the canvas, and I’ve tried both the animation (Millions of colours+) and the no compression QT codecs both of which support alpha.

    What am I doing wrong here please?

    Alan (uk)

    Neil Ryan replied 18 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Kevin Monahan

    April 12, 2005 at 9:34 pm

    Mine works. In the export settings are you in Millions of Colors +? Are you set to BEST quality? These are the things that trip up most people.

    Kevin Monahan
    Author – Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro

  • Neil Ryan

    June 1, 2005 at 3:46 am

    seems you can’t render the clip in the timeline which has an alpha. (I was simply using FCP to speed-up a quicktime with alpha.)
    When I didn’t render the timeline, but did the export, my export worked. i.e. I got a new QT with alpha!

    I trust that information is buried in the manual somewhere …

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