2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2013 1:15 AM by Gary Scotland
Tony Brave Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

I am doing a college recruitment piece which uses mattes I believe. Here is an example:




Do I do this in fcp or photoshop?

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), FCP 6 studio, FCPX, Logic 9 Studio
  • darbypsnm Level 3 Level 3 (720 points)

    One option would be to create the matte in Photoshop.

    Create a document the same size as your sequence.

    Cut or remove sections to create matte.

    Save for web and devices/png-24 /transparency/ interlaced if applicable


    Depending on the transition and how many elements will show in the matte you make want to make a nest

    with a matte on the top layer and video/stills scaled to fill the holes. The motion tab for the nest will allow you to move it on and off with key frames.

  • Gary Scotland Level 6 Level 6 (11,850 points)

    I would not use mattes for this, picture in picture effect would be quicker, easier and repeatable.

    Layer the the content in separate tracks and use scale and position using a guide.