Lower Thirds, wav file issues

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Lower thirds in C9 are beyond ugly and I'm having a really hard time finding a graphic designer that can create a professional lower third (using Adobe AE) that works as a png codec file. Every person I've contacted can save it as a wav file but their final product won't important since C9 no longer accept quicktime wav files. They say it's impossible to save it in the way I need it so it works in Camtasia. Beyond frustrating.

Has anyone figured out how to have professional lower thirds and transparent page intros created that are actually importable into C9?
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Joe Morgan

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I'm not real strong on this issue but I can tell you this.  I can export  lower Thirds from After Effects and Render them in Premiere Pro using the PNG codec.
 
I haven't been able to find a way to do it directly from After Effects. I'm having a problem with media encoder right now, I should be able to use it instead of Premier Pro.
The most inconvenient thing is the need to produce audio separately. Plus, Importing it into all your projects.

So it's not Ideal, but I would think willing  graphic designer could work with you.

 

Here is a Camtasia Creation using my Stupid  Lower Third.





Regards,Joe
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Hi there CoreFreedom

Your post is a bit on the confusing side.

WAV is an audio format.
A lower third is an image or video format and should have nothing to do with audio. 

Seems odd that folks would want to give you an audio file when you asked for a visual file.

Cheers... Rick :)
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corefreedom

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Yes, so sorry. I'm talking about MOV file, not WAV file. So sorry.
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Joe Morgan

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I assumed you wanted lower thirds with audio.

A lot of graphics artist add audio that matches the special effects as well. The QuickTime Animation codec supports Audio.

If the PNG codec supported audio, that would be great.That's why I was saying you would need to handle the audio separately.

Regards,Joe
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Hi corefreedom,

Your designers may need to enable legacy codecs in Quicktime, to enable the PNG codec in After Effects.  Check out this article for more information.  During the render process, they'll need to select the following settings:

https://www.screencast.com/t/9Eq64yg7TOm



Hope that helps!

-Brent
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Thank you so much Brent. I think this is what he currently is using. He says he's using QuickTime Animation with Alpha Channel. He's tried several options and none import to Camtasia.

I just can't believe it's this hard to import something this simple into Camtasia... :-(
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Brent Beckman, Strategy Lead

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Unfortunately, the animation codec is not supported at this time.  He will need to have quicktime/quicktime codecs installed on his machine, and then enable legacy codecs in the quicktime settings.  I tested this myself, and doing so did bring back the option for using the PNG codec.

We realize this is not an ideal solution, and will be working towards the support of additional codecs.
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Brent Beckman, Strategy Lead

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And actually, to clarify, PNG may not be a legacy codec.  However, if he's using a windows machine, he will need to have the quicktime codecs installed.  I found a program called quicktime lite that provided those, or I believe you can install just the codecs via the apple download here - https://support.apple.com/kb/DL837?locale=en_US
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I cannot get After Effects to export to the PNG codec. I tried enabling the Legacy codecs even though PNG doesn't appear to be on the legacy codec's list.
I even restarted my computer.
As I've shown in my previous response.  Premiere Pro can export to PNG so the codec is there. 
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He confirmed that he does have quicktime codecs, which is how he sent the file but it's not importing.
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corefreedom

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No, sorry all. No audio needed. Just a simple lower third. He figured out how to make an AVI file that works, but each lower third is about 1GB. That's insane. I feel like I'm asking for the moon... Nah, just a simple lower third that works in Camtasia 9. Maybe I need to start looking for another movie editing software.