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  • jerry wise

    May 8, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    migrating from fcp7 to premiere. in fcp7 I can have a clip on the bottom..then add a shape to the upper layer..then add another clip on the top layer..then go to the top and right click on Composite Mode/Travel Matte Alpha or Luma and the top clip will fit into the shape below it. then I can pan around and zoom in and out on the top clip. its a really easy and useful tool. I cannot find a way to do this simple effect in Premiere.

  • Ivan Myles

    May 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Add a Track Matte Key effect to link the mask to the desired video layer. Please refer to Adobe Help for more information:

    Superimposing and transparency
    Create transparency with the Track Matte Key effect

  • jerry wise

    May 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    track matte key works… but not the way I want it to. I use this effect in fcp every day. bottom layer is a background. next layer up is a white on black shape. next layer up is a still pic. I place the white box where I want it to be, then on the upper layer (the pic) I right click “travel matte alpha or luma. this determines where the pic will show up on the screen based on where I place the white box..or for a better term the “hole cutter” then I can adjust the size of the pic or zoom in or pan around on the pic without the white shape moving. all this in fcp in just a few seconds. but in Premiere the white shape tracks the movement I make on the pic. how do I keep the white shape from not moving.? we are transitioning to CC so this is a very important feature.

  • Ann Bens

    May 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    At present the track matte feature is a bit akward to implement
    Have a look at the next Premiere: item nr1 masking and tracking.

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  • Ivan Myles

    May 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I was able to recreate the issue. It can be resolved by creating an embedded sequence to animate the target clip. Insert the second sequence into the main timeline and apply the Track Matte Key.

    FYI: My BKM is to place mattes in the uppermost video track and turn the track output off.

    Track Matte Animation

  • jerry wise

    May 9, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you Ivan. i’ll give it a shot.
    also..i’d love to see a quick and easy matte shape generator in Premiere. kind of like in FCP…I want it all Ivan. hahaha.
    we bought over 100 seats of CC as we go away from FCP7 so the more quick and easy tools the better.

  • Ivan Myles

    May 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Adobe Illustrator is probably the better tool for generating complex shapes. Good luck.

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