Transparent background export settings

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When I export videos from Premiere Pro CC with transparent background I am unable to get them to open in Camtasia 9.  I am trying to figure out what settings I need to use when exporting so the video will appear with a transparent background in Camtasia 9.  I found a work around for the MAC version but cannot seem to find one for the PC version.  Thanks!
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Joe Morgan

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This seems to be the best and most convenient way to get their at this time.

 https://screencapturevideo.com/cool-resources/convert-alpha-movs-to-work-in-camtasia-9/

Regards,Joe

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I followed those instructions in the video but I cannot get the "do it" button to enable.
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I only used it once and thought the process was pretty clunky and awkward to work with. I did successfully create a video that worked but I didn't appreciate the process.
Adobe cc 2017 has the PNG codec for video. If I want to create anything with transparency for Camtasia. I use Premier Pro 2017 for that purpose.


I just tried exporting the globe above in AVI using lagarith codec with an alpha channel. In three different Adobe AVI settings using cc 2018. I haven't actually updated to cc 2019 yet. I'm overdue to do so but I like giving Adobe plenty of time to work out bugs before updating.
Perhaps Naomi has a codec that actually works. Last I knew, PNG was the only support codec with transparency.

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Thanks for your suggestions.  
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Well, I've ditched my spinning HD's and upgraded to 3 ssd drives.

I haven't attempted to use the program since then.I had to re-download the files and follow the instructions.

The program remembered my settings.PNG codec and aac audio.  I cloned my HD so there must have been some registry settings lingering around.
The process was very smooth. I changed the save file location and converted a mov that I downloaded from Videoblocks years ago. I didn't encounter any glitches.

My only suggestion would be to try starting from scratch. Download fresh files and try again.

For some reason, the process didn't seem so clunky this time.

But I may have been conflating installing the program and using it for the first time.
To a simple render in Premiere Pro. 
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Thank you!  I was able to get it to work after uninstalling and reinstalling.
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In Adobe Premier Pro CC, export it as an AVI file. That has worked for me.
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What other settings did you use?  I tried an AVI file but the background was still not transparent.
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I'll have to get back to you on that.  I did it last year and I am in the middle of a large client project right now. I know it took a little experimenting on my end.  If memory serves me correctly, I had the video tab set to None. I think the other choice could be PNG. Found this URL for you. https://theblog.adobe.com/exporting_video_with_an_alpha/

I'll check back after my project this afternoon to see if this was helpful or if you still need assistance.

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My apologies, I can't seem to find how I got it to work last time.  :-( I would probably say Joe's solution is best for now.