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* Video can be exported with the After Effects Render Queue or with Adobe Media Encoder. 
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* Video with a transparent layer needs to be exported with an alpha channel.
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==After Effects==
 
==After Effects==
==== Graphics with an Alpha Channel ====
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==== Export with the Render Queue ====
To render graphics for the CCAM that have an ''Alpha Channel'' (transparent layer):
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# Select the composition in the '''Project Window'''
# Add your composition to the render queue by selecting '''Composition > Add to Render Queue''' from the Menu bar.  
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# Go to '''File > Export > Add to Render Queue'''.  
# Access the Output Module Settings window by clicking on the word '''Lossless''' in the Render Queue.
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# In the '''Render Queue''' window change the '''Outfit Module''' by clicking on '''Lossless'''.
# In Video Output, under ''Channels'' select '''RGB+Alpha''' from the drop down box.  
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# For '''Format''' choose '''Quicktime'''.
# Click on '''Format Options''' to access the QuickTime Options window.
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# In '''Video Output''' set channels to '''RGB''' for regular video.  For a video with an alpha channel choose '''RGB + Alpha'''.
# Set your ''Video Codec'' to '''Animation''' or '''Apple ProRes 4444''' in the drop down box.  
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# Click '''Format Options''' and choose '''Apple ProRes 422 (LT)'''  for regular video and or  '''Apple ProRes 4444''' for an alpha channel.
# Back in the Render Queue, select your output destination and click '''Render''' in the upper right hand corner to render out your graphic.
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# The '''Audio Output''' setting defaults to '''Auto'''. Audio will only be exported if the composition has audio. Audio can also be set to on or off.
*''Note: Always render your graphics to a file on the local computer, and then copy your file onto the server after it is finished.''
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# Click '''OK'''
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# Set the out put destination by click on the composition name next to '''Output To'''. Browse to your folder and click '''OK'''
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# Click '''Render''' in the top right corner to start to exporting the video.
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==== Export with Adobe Media Encoder ====
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# Select the composition in the '''Project Window'''
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# Go to '''File > Export > Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue'''.
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# '''Adobe Media Encoder''' will open with the composition added to the '''Queue'''.
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#  To change the preset drag the desired preset on top of the default preset.
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# * Use '''1920 Screening ProRes 422 LT''' for regular video.
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# For an alpha channel use '''CCAM ProRes 4444 Playback'''.
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## Click on the CCAM ProRes 4444 Playback setting in the Queue to open the settings.
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## The '''Video Codec''' should be '''Apple Pro Res 444'''.
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## Set the '''Render at Maximum Depth''' setting to '''16-bpc + Alpha'''.
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## Click '''OK'''
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# Click the text in the '''Output File''' column to set the export location. Browse to your folder and click '''Save'''
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# Click the green play button in the top right corner to start to exporting the video.
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*''Note: Always export the file to the local computer, watch the export and then copy your file onto the server after it is finished.''
  
==== Graphics without an Alpha Channel ====
 
To render graphics for the CCAM that do not have an ''Alpha Channel'' (transparent layer):
 
# Add your composition to the render queue by selecting '''Composition > Add to Render Queue''' from the Menu bar.
 
# Access the Output Module Settings window by clicking on the word '''Lossless''' in the Render Queue.
 
# In Video Output, under ''Channels'' select '''RGB''' from the drop down box.
 
# Click on '''Format Options''' to access the QuickTime Options window.
 
# Set your ''Video Codec'' to '''Apple ProRes 422''' in the drop down box.
 
# Back in the Render Queue, select your output destination and click '''Render''' in the upper right hand corner to render out your graphic.
 
*''Note: Always render your graphics to a file on the local computer, and then copy your file onto the server after it is finished.''
 
  
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Latest revision as of 17:01, 14 August 2017


  • Video can be exported with the After Effects Render Queue or with Adobe Media Encoder.
  • Video with a transparent layer needs to be exported with an alpha channel.

After Effects

Export with the Render Queue

  1. Select the composition in the Project Window
  2. Go to File > Export > Add to Render Queue.
  3. In the Render Queue window change the Outfit Module by clicking on Lossless.
  4. For Format choose Quicktime.
  5. In Video Output set channels to RGB for regular video. For a video with an alpha channel choose RGB + Alpha.
  6. Click Format Options and choose Apple ProRes 422 (LT) for regular video and or Apple ProRes 4444 for an alpha channel.
  7. The Audio Output setting defaults to Auto. Audio will only be exported if the composition has audio. Audio can also be set to on or off.
  8. Click OK
  9. Set the out put destination by click on the composition name next to Output To. Browse to your folder and click OK
  10. Click Render in the top right corner to start to exporting the video.


Export with Adobe Media Encoder

  1. Select the composition in the Project Window
  2. Go to File > Export > Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue.
  3. Adobe Media Encoder will open with the composition added to the Queue.
  4. To change the preset drag the desired preset on top of the default preset.
  5. * Use 1920 Screening ProRes 422 LT for regular video.
  6. For an alpha channel use CCAM ProRes 4444 Playback.
    1. Click on the CCAM ProRes 4444 Playback setting in the Queue to open the settings.
    2. The Video Codec should be Apple Pro Res 444.
    3. Set the Render at Maximum Depth setting to 16-bpc + Alpha.
    4. Click OK
  7. Click the text in the Output File column to set the export location. Browse to your folder and click Save
  8. Click the green play button in the top right corner to start to exporting the video.


  • Note: Always export the file to the local computer, watch the export and then copy your file onto the server after it is finished.