2 Replies Latest reply: May 29, 2008 4:32 PM by JobyOne
JobyOne Level 1 (0 points)
Hi everyone!
Can anyone help? Any Compressor pro's out there?

I can successfully export sequences via Final Cut Pro using Quicktime conversion as .PNG Image Sequences retaining the alpha channel (millions+). However in Compressor the Image Sequence settings seem to ONLY support targa or tiff, IS there a way to export the image sequence using compressor as a alpha channel PNG!

You can export the sequence as a .mov with the png codec.. but I must have it as the image sequence!

Any ideas anyone?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Thomas Berglund Level 4 (1,595 points)
    Sorry, but I have not been able to find an option for exporting image sequences with Alpha channel in Compressor either. I submitted a bug report about this a few months ago.

    Why do you need to use Compressor? If it is for deinterlacing or resizing, you could export from FCP using Compressor, and choose to export a QuickTime movie using the Animation codec at 100%. After that, you can export your Animation file to a PNG image sequence using QuickTime Pro.

    It is the only workaround I can think of at the moment.

    I would recommend submitting a bug report: http://www.apple.com/feedback/compressor.html
  • JobyOne Level 1 (0 points)
    I have over 200 clips keyed within Final Cut Pro and need to export for the end user as millions+ .PNG files! I think its utterly crazy that Compressor supports TGA files and TIFF's within its Image Sequence settings but NO other formats, where as via Quicktime Pro supports many others! I have to complete and export each clip manually at the moment, its around 30-45 minutes per clip but I have to pay attention to the alpha and the key exports!

    Get it together Apple!

    (and if anyone has any solution it would be amazing!)