Transparent Background Video Setting with Camtasia 2.10.4 For Mac

Video codex Set to Apple Prores 4444

In the last how to post, I posted my setting to have a transparent background video with Camtasia for Mac, but since the Camtasia itself has update, at the moment I use 2.10.4 version, and now this setting is not working. 🙁

It only shows black background, instead of alpha or transparent.

Then, I looked for solution of my problem, and found someone else has the same problem as I do.

This issue is actually very important to me, as I am sometimes uploading YouTube video to my channel, for other YouTube tips, you can follow this tutorial, or even this post to put more ads to your videos 😀

However, in the After Effects, I tried many settings, and this one works for me.

Video how to get transparent background with Camtasia 2.10.4

Transparent Background Video Setting In After Effects

1. I did not change my file, but in render setting (you can do so, by holding the CTRL+CMD+M Keys all at once)

Click the yellow text next to Output Module
Click the yellow text next to Output Module

Then you will see the “Output Module Settings” that looks like this.

Make sure it sets to this setting on Output Module Setting
Make sure the format sets to QuickTime on Output Module Setting

2. Click on Format Options.

3. It will open QuickTime options dialog box, on the “Video Codex” option, select “Apple ProRes 4444” from the drop down menu. Click, “OK” button.

Video codex Set to Apple Prores 4444
Set to Apple Prores 4444

4. Next, below “Video Output” in “Channels:” select, “RGB + Alpha” then, “OK”

Set the channels to RGB + Alpha
Set the channels to RGB + Alpha

Now, you can start to render it.

After you’re done with rendering, you can use it with your Camtasia For Mac, and it will work, I have no idea why the older setting did not work with this update, but at last, it finally works.

Associated Website to add External link on YouTube and Please enter a valid URL

Adding external link on YouTube with Annotation

Approximately two years ago, I wanted to add external link on YouTube, but I failed, or there wasn’t a feature to do this yet. I also posted alpha channel tips and another new feature on YouTube here, visit and read if you have time for it.

Now, you can add your website link as an external link with “Associated Website” feature if you have a YouTube channel in a good standing, and is already verified. Read this info from Google page.

Also, the website link that you will use, has to be verified in Google webmaster tools.

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How to Put More than One Ads in YouTube Videos

Monetization tab - Mid-roll ads insertion

Why do I want to know how to have more than one ads on YouTube? Once I watched a TV video show (Indonesian one) on YouTube and it has around 7 ads in one YouTube video itself. It was kind of irritating to pause the talk show, and waiting for these 7 ads to play, however as a YouTube channel owner myself, I was wondering, how could this YouTube video has something like this, I want to know it! 😀

FYI, I also had a cool YT tips on this page.

More than one ad on YouTube video
Two ads on YouTube video

So I started to google around, and finally found the answer, it uses the Mid-roll ads insertion feature from YouTube. This is the official page about this.

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Tips To Watch YouTube HD Videos Without Buffering

watch youtube hd videos without buffering

Why do I need to post this quick tip to to watch YouTube HD videos without buffering? Well, having a YouTube channel and recently uploaded HD videos, I watched them a lot and also watching other people’s HD videos a lot.

However, different browsers show different quality of the video itself. Therefore, I find that Chrome browser is the best browser if you want to watch YouTube HD videos.

I used to be a fan of Firefox, but I notice it shows the quality video differently each day, not sure if it happens only to me or to you too.

In this post, I am going to show you how you can watch YouTube HD videos without buffering, I have two methods.

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How to Export Alpha Channel with Premiere Pro

Export transparent video Premiere pro

This post is based on my experience, as I love screencast, and I created many videos to share my daily computer experience, today, I will share how I export alpha channel with Premiere Pro CS 6 from Adobe. In this case, I wanted to import a lowerthird movie, but it can be images, and other transparent movies.

I had two ways, which were exporting it in .flv and .mov format. Although .flv file works on some programs or apps, but it isn’t always compatible with them.

This is the story. When I exported it as flv, I opened it with VLC, it shows only green background and has no video playing. However, if I imported it in Adoble Premiere Pro itself, it will show the alpha channel video, which I wanted it.

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