Do you mean File -> Export -> Render Video? Because I don't have an option that specifically says "Export Video". I have CS6, btw.
I tried "Render Video" and exported it as an mp4 file, but when I imported that into Premiere Pro, it had a black background, not transparent.
Try render video as QuickTime (I think h.264 by default does not export Alpha channel).
And in project brouser right click on clip, interpret footage (I do not remember how it on CS6). There settings for Alpha Channel.
" The reason: GIFs don't support alpha channels. Instead, their file structure assigns a certain color value to be read as totally transparent. There aren't any degrees of transparency as you find in graphics formats that do support alpha channels.
To use an animated gif in AE, you'd first have to create the areas of transparency, then convert the series of images into a graphics format that supports alpha channels, and there are a bunch: PICT, TIFF, TARGA or PNG, to name a few."
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Thank you, e0m.ru. I exported as a quicktime and it worked. For anyone else interested, here's a rundown of how to solve the problem.
1. Download the gif from the internet.
2. Open Photoshop, then File -> Import -> Video Frame to Layers.
3. Magic Wand tool, select the white and delete it. Repeat for each frame.
4. File -> Export -> Render Video
5. Format is Quicktime, and the Alpha Channel is Straight - Unmatted.
I imported the completed .mov into Premiere Pro, and sure enough, it had a transparent background. I tried this on several more gifs, and they all worked. Thanks again, e0m.ru.
hi! it doesn't let me pick gifs from the option "video frame to layers"
first export your GIF using "save for web" select GIF option and save..