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Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2

Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 2

The Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box is identical to the

Jan Ozer

Adobe Premiere Pro: Producing Flash Output Part 1

7. In the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, click the Show Advanced Settings button. This reveals all encoding options and changes to the Hide Advanced Settings button (Image above).

8. In the upper-left corner of the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box, choose a profile. If you customize any parameters, Premiere Pro will change the preset to Custom. Most parameters work as you would expect, so they are not detailed here. Controls worth noting include the following:

• To create Flash video with an alpha channel, select the Encode alpha channel checkbox (this option will be grayed out if you select the Sorenson Spark Video codec).

• To input a custom Max data rate, select Custom in the Quality drop-down menu.

• Select the Resize video checkbox to insert custom Width and Height parameters. Then select the Maintain aspect ratio checkbox to avoid distorting your video.

More on Producing an Alpha Channel for FlashVideo

Step 8 includes only the final step of producing an alpha channel with Flash video; here’s the overview. First, shoot your video against a green or blue screen; then use Premiere Pro’s Chroma Key filter to key out the background. Then encode as described above, making sure to select the Encode alpha channel checkbox.

9. When you’re finished customizing your encoding parameters, click OK in the bottom-right corner of the Flash Video Encoding Settings dialog box to return to the Export Settings dialog box.

10. In the Export Settings dialog box, click OK in the bottom right corner. Premiere Pro will open the Save File dialog box where you can name the encoded file and choose a storage folder.

11. Click Save and Premiere Pro will start encoding the file.


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