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Using Add TransferMode in FinalCut

An easy way to composite footage with black backgrounds to make an element By Ko Maruyama
Joel Holland of the FootageFirm has offered up some free footage in both High Def and Standard Def formats - so why not use them?  But if you don't know how to composite in Apple's Final Cut Pro, don't worry that these free graphic elements don't come with alpha channels, you can use transfer modes to drop out the darkest parts of the movie without keying.

There are plenty of ways to edit this footage to turn it into a looping graphic, so you can use it over and over as a background element, or composite it on existing footage that is already in your cut.   You don't have to move over to Motion if you don't want to; I know many editors who have never even looked at Motion.

However, if you're an editor who needs to create a quick graphic comp - this might be the perfect solution to build up the free footage into something that fits into your cut.  You can get the footage by checking out the DVProfessionals list. Check out the video tutorial below...

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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