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Final Cut Express HD 3.5 Editing Workshop, 3rd Edition by Tom Wolsky

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Lesson 18

Travel Mattes

Travel mattes, or traveling mattes, are a unique type of composite mode that uses the underlying layer in a composite stack to define an image’s transparency. It allows the application to create a great many wonderful motion graphics animations. We’ll look at a few, which I hope will spur your imagination and get you started on creating interesting and exciting projects.

Setting Up the Project

For this lesson you’ll need to launch the Lesson 18 project and go through the reconnect process if necessary. Inside your copy of the project Lesson 18, you’ll find the Clips bin, three master clips (Village, Dance, and Ceremony), and a number of sequences. As in the ...

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