Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, PrE does not support Export/Share with Transparency. It also does not have Transparent Video under the New drop-down, for synthetic Video (like Black Video).
PrPro does with many flavors of AVI, FLV, but cannot remember if it offers Millions + (the + is the Alpha Channel) for MP4.
cheers think ill look elsewhere im not paying £900 for a piece of software that i only really want to use one element for what i am trying to do.
If you're paying 900 pounds for Premiere Elements, you should find a new retailer!!!
Suggested retail for the program is $99 -- about 64 British pounds. So whoever is selling you the product has got some profit margin!!!
Please can you post a link,
I may be looking at the wrong product.
I could be wrong, but think that Ryan is referring to PrPro. I agree that it would not be a good investment, if one only wants AV output with Transparency.
I do not know which other NLE's, in PrE's price range, might support Transparency, but if one could get the Help File for several, that info should be in there somewhere.
In the Adobe lineup, PrPro and After Effects (a compositing and animation program, and not really an NLE) do support it. Also, as you can use FLV, or SWF, the Flash Pro can also Export with Transparency.
Ryan, please post a link to Premiere Elements on sale for 900 pounds. That place should be shut down.
As for outputting video with an alpha channel -- I'm afraid you'll have to look to programs like Premiere Pro and After Effects for that feature. Sorry. It's a pretty high-level feature.
I was in reply to the previous post where Premier Pro is £900 Since all i want to use is one feature of the software then i can not justify the investment.
Premier elements is not the software with the hefty price tag.
Thanks you very much
Please can you explain what i need to do?
I have videos with a green background...
First step is to....etc....
I've been guessing a bit on how to do this...
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I've not used the software, as I said a quick google threw it up. From looking at their further screens (http://www.increditools.com/flash_video_studio/features.php#flash8alpha) and (http://www.increditools.com/flash_video_studio/samples.php#flash8alpha) a probable workflow would be to create an original in PRE against your green screen and export this as DV (for standard resolution) or HDV (for HiDef). Once in the Flash software it is probably then just a case of using an eyedropper to turn your green screen transparent.
However your best option would be to install it and play around. Looking at their FAQ, similarly to the PRE trial, it installs as a trial version that will place a watermark across your finished video.
If you do try it out please be sure to post back here about its effectiveness - it may help others.
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I know this response is late but I just did a project where I animated a logo and exported it to another PE project and had a black background to contend with. Rather than up my software armamentarium I put in a background matte in a ridiculous purple then used video merge to get rid of it. Easy, cheap fix. Hope that helps. I realise this only helps if using it in PE.