TecnoNerds

TecnoNerds

Be A Technical Nerd

Adobe After Effects Transparent Background Render with Smaller File Size

Adobe After Effects Transparent Background - cover

Introduction

If you are reading this article, then you probably have a problem with rendering transparent video in after effects. Or you can render transparent video but after render the file size is enormous. For example, you want to render a lower-third, and a lower-third have a transparent background. So, first of all, you need to render this video with alpha channel, and also you have to maintain the file size. Often time I see that people render 5sec transparent video with 5GB of file size. If you have these kinds of problems, then most of you just rendering it in the wrong format. So this tutorial is about Adobe After Effects Transparent Background Render with a small file size.

Hey, guys so in this article, I am going to show you how you can render videos in After-Effects without a background and also maintaining the file size. Which is very interesting if you’re going to use that video in your editing software on top of your other videos. For example lower thirds. So get it right without wasting at any time.


Adobe After Effects Transparent Background Render with Smaller File Size


  • Adobe After Effects Transparent Background – Download Lagarith Lossless Video Codec –

    First of all, you need a video codec. To download it go to this link or click the button below to go to their website and download it. Download the latest version of Lagarith Lossless Video Codec and install it. After installing, if you After Effects program is open the restart that.

  • Adobe After Effects Transparent Background – Render Settings –

    This is the most crucial part. Import your transparent project file. Now click on Toggle Transparency grid to make sure that your video is transparent. Then go to Composition and Add to Render Queue. 
    toggle transparency grid after effects

     

    • Now click on the Output Module.
      output module after effects
    • A new window will come up. From there change the format to AVI. In Video Format set the Channels to RGB+Alpha.
    • Click on the Format option. A new window will appear.
      after effects video settings1
    • From the Video Codec drop-down menu choose Lagarith Lossless Codec.
    • And now click on Codec Settings. Again a new window will appear.
      after effects video settings2
    • From Mode drop-down choose RGBA and click OK to every window.
      after effects video settings3
    • After choosing the output module. Specify the output path and hit on Render. Your video will render with Transparent background with lower file size for sure.

So, That is it guys how you don’t have any problem regarding Transparent Video Rendering. Hope you now successfully render Transparent Background with the smaller file size in After Effects.

Adobe After Effects Transparent Background Render with Smaller File Size

Share This Post ~

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

*
*