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Insert MP4 Video into Indesign with a transparent background

New Here ,
Jun 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018

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I need to animate a "self writing effect", so i have created in Adobe After Effects a video with this effect. I have exported this video without a background - transparent background. Now is the question, is it possible to get this video (mp4 file) without a background - transparent background - into indesign?
Till now it happens, if i import this video it shows a black background.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018
I don't believe MP4 supports transparency. I would follow Laubender's advice, although I would export out from ID as PNG at twice the resolution you need. Put everything together in Premiere Pro and export to MP4. (PPro will support AE's transparency.)

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Jun 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018

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There is no format I know of that InDesign can export to that will support an alpha channel in video.

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Jun 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018

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Hi Jane,

can't you use a screenshot from InDesign as background in your AfterEffects' project?

Or a rendered PDF of the page you want to place the video to?

Regards,
Uwe

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I don't believe MP4 supports transparency.

I would follow Laubender's advice, although I would export out from ID as PNG at twice the resolution you need. Put everything together in Premiere Pro and export to MP4. (PPro will support AE's transparency.)

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Jun 26, 2018 Jun 26, 2018

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Thanks for the advice, i will give it a try!

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Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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I would also like to be able to add a transparent video (annimated title from Ae) into my Indd project - did you find a way to do this?

 

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