Final Cut Pro Tip #003

Final Cut Pro Tip #003 – Alpha Channels in Final Cut

Different graphic programs handle alpha channels differently. But have no fear FCP and deal with them. Without getting into the specifics there are 4 alpha channels settings available in FCP; None/Ignore, Straight, White, and Black. For example an image from Photoshop my contain an alpha, but you may get a not so perfect edge, so you can simply change the setting for better results.
There are two ways to do this:

1. In the timeline control click or right click on the image and select item properties.

Right Click

From there look for the alpha column and control click or right click to change the setting.

Right Click

2. In the browser look for the alpha column and control click or right click to change the setting.

It’s that easy, and you are on your way to cleaner images!

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~ by jpicune on August 19, 2006.

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