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Pre-Keyed Footage Not Working.NEED HELP

Aug 18, 2012 1:39 PM

I have been using the video copilot product called action essentials 2 and whenever i import the "pre-keyed footage" it never turns out to be pre-keyed. FOR EXAMPLE: I import a muzzle flash into my composition and the muzzle flash will show up but there will be a black background and thats not suppose to happen.your suppose to be able to just drag it in and only the muzzle flash appears.would greatly appreciate the help!! Thank You

 
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    Aug 18, 2012 2:01 PM   in reply to SamEffectsBoy35

    How did you interpret the alpha channel?  AE should be able to interpret it automatically, but it sounds like you may have changed it.

     
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    Aug 18, 2012 2:09 PM   in reply to SamEffectsBoy35

    Delete the footage from the project, then reimport.  If the problem persists, you can probably use an AE blend mode like Add or Lighten to ger the look you want.

     
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    Aug 18, 2012 9:55 PM   in reply to SamEffectsBoy35

    From the Video Copilot Site about Action Escentials:

     

    FORMAT INFORMATION: 2K & 720p

    Main Video Format: QuickTime RGB + Alpha, Video Codec: PNG

    Video Previews: QuickTime MP4, 480 x 360

     

    So, if you import a clip you should see this in the Proejct Pannel:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-08-18 at 9.48.21 PM.png

     

    You should make sure File Interpretation looks like this:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-08-18 at 9.48.51 PM.png

     

    If neither are true then open up the clip in QuickTime and check the Clip Info. If it does not look like this:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-08-18 at 9.50.12 PM.png

     

    then you are using the Video Previews version, or your footage has been transcoded (copied), or it has been bootleged.

     

    Let us know.

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 11:44 PM   in reply to SamEffectsBoy35

    Glad I could help.... Glad to see the question was answered.

     
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