Understand Transparency and Alpha Channels in CS5.5


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Understanding transparency and alpha channels

To properly understand what's going on when you're working with alpha channels inside of Premiere Pro. I think it's really important to get a clear sense of what an alpha channel actually is. I find that when I'm teaching this kind of stuff in the classroom, students very often have a mental block, in the way that I did when I first started out working with that special fourth channel of information. I think it helps if you begin by thinking about color channels in the same way that we think about audio channels. If you imagine when you're working with audio, you've got left and right channel sound.

And you get used to recording stereo sound that way and playing it back in stereo. But the truth is that the left speaker and the right speaker, those channels of sound information, don't have an orientation towards the left or right. It's just that they happen to be recorded from the left or right, and they have to be played back the same way. I...

Understanding transparency and alpha channels
Video duration: 7m 17s 2h 18m Intermediate

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Understanding transparency and alpha channels provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Maxim Jago as part of the Compositing with Premiere Pro CS5.5

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