LiveGraphics Creator: Output is pixelated when imported into TriCaster

If a pre-rendered MOV is imported as a layer in Adobe After Effects and LiveGraphics Creator is then used to generate a graphic for use on TriCaster, you may find that layer in the resulting graphic appears pixelated and low-res:


For best results, we recommend using PNG sequences instead of MOV or AVI media in a LiveGraphic.


If you only have the animated sequence available as a pre-rendered video file such as a MOV or AVI, you can use After Effects to render it first as a PNG sequence, before using the LiveGraphics Creator plugin to export the final result.

In this example, we have two text layers on top of a MOV which is providing the animated background graphics for this project:


First, we will right-click on the MOV in the Project pane and create a new Comp from it:


Select this new Comp, then add it to the Render Queue:


Locate this latest addition to your render queue, click on the option selected for "Output Module" and change the Format to PNG Sequence, with "RGB + Alpha" as the selection for Channels. Then click OK.


Choose a suitable destination for "Output To", and then click the "Render" button at the top of the Render Queue pane.

Once the render is complete, we can right-click on the original MOV and replace it with the PNG sequence that was just rendered by selecting the first file from that sequence:



Confirm that the icon for the asset now looks like an image sequence in both your Project pane and the Comp tab:


From here on, you can go ahead with any final tweaks and modifications - including setting the "In" and "Out" markers, and deleting any unnecessary Comps - before exporting the final graphic using the NewTek LiveGraphics Creator extension:


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