Bye Animation codec; Hello Cineform

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When you work with designers or outside post facilities you frequently see the Quicktime Animation codec, especially when you receive elements with an alpha channel.
Quicktime Animation codec is no longer supported in Premiere 2015! On import you get error: “The File Has no Audio or Video Streams”
“Animation” is really quite an outdated codec. Premiere is not alone, Resolve 12 doesn’t support it either.
Instead export:
1. ProRes 4444 for Mac
2. Cineform > Mac & PC
3. Matte & Fill> Mac & PC

Producers & Designers:
To convert legacy Animation codec you can still import in AE 2015 and then export as Matte & Fill or Cineform.
You have to change all your future production specs to reflect this change.
Send outside designers and post facilities a note and a link to the Adobe Cineform format specs.

How to use Matte & Fill in Pr 2014 & 2015
1. Place the Fill & Matte on top of the footage.
2. Add the Track Matte Key to the fill.
3. Choose the video track with the matte above.
4. Composite using: Matte Luma

Funny in 2016 Photoshop still can’t read Cineform files!



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