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Rocketstock: Video Codecs and Image Sequences with Alpha Channels

To beginners, "Alpha channel" sounds like a sci-fi term, like some kind of video 4th dimension. Simply put, it's transparency, something that can be seen through. For example, if you have a graphic that you want export and overlay on top of your video, you need to export it in a format that allows everything but the graphic to be transparent. Otherwise your graphic will be surrounded by black video. This Rocketstock blog post by Michael Maher is a quick look at some of the codecs and image formats that support an alpha channel. These formats can be used when exporting out of Premiere Pro or Adobe Media Encoder.

Creating an overlay or title sequence that you want to make sure keeps the alpha channel on export? Here are some of the best video codecs and image sequences that will make layering clips a breeze. —Michael Maher, Rocketstock blog


Tall Guy Films: DNxHR Performance in Premiere Pro CC 2017

How good is the newly added native QuickTime DNxHD / DNxHR support in Premiere Pro CC 2017? Tall Guy Films shares the results of his tests, and based on the video thumbnail, it's not a spoiler to say it's impressive. Whether or not you experience the same results using the native QuickTime Avid codecs in Premiere Pro CC 2017, the important thing is Adobe has listened to the needs of it's customers. This is a big win for Windows users in particular!

Adobe just announced native support for DNxHD and DNxHR QuickTime exporting, but is it any better than third party plugin support? I did some tests to find out. —Tall Guy Films