Blackmagic Fusion 8 Tutorial – Basics part 5 – How to render in fusion
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Blackmagic Fusion 8 Tutorial – Basics part 5 – How to render in fusion

Hey Everyone, today we will how to render
in fusion. hi, my name is Mohith from, let’s get started. So the most frequently asked question is how
to render out of fusion. I even came across a rant video about fusion in which the guy
was complaining about fusion not being able to render out in the most common formats out
there. So here I am going to show you how to render
in mp4, mov and avi formats. I will also be showing you how we can render
out videos with alpha information. plus how to render an image sequence which is quite
straight forward. Here I have a very simple comp, just like
that. So I am gonna select this merge1 and just like a loader node is required to load
anything into fusion, we need a saver node to save something out or render something
out. So I am gonna select this SV, saver node – click
on that and this window pops up, I am gonna close it for now. So here is our saver node.
I am gonna delete that. we can also – Shift Spacebar>Saver node, saver, close it. So in the properties window, we have the output
format to Targa files. over here we select the location where we want our render to go.
So I am gonna click on this browse button and this is exactly where I want the video
to go. So check over here, I have named the file end.png, so if I save it here you can
see the output format has changed to png files. We will come to this but before that, I want
to show you how we can render out in video formats. So under the output format, I am
gonna select Quicktime movies and then for the codecs I am going to select this format
tab, the compression is set to H.264, the quality is 100. I will just let it be as it
is. Go back to file and then we are all set. Before that, I am gonna set the render range
to just a 100 frames. Then click on this Render button>Start Render. So we get the confirmation of the render completion.
So click on ok. So I am gonna go to the file browser and here
we have our video. You will see at the bottom the file is called So we have an mov file. So go back to fusion. So mov, mp4, avi all these are containers,
to explain that. I am gonna simply change this mov to mp4 and then I am not gonna change
any other setting. And then render the video, Start render. Render completed, ok. Go to the file browser,
and you will see that we have another video file which says end.mp4 Go back to fusion and instead of mp4 this
time, I am going to set it to avi and render, Start render. Render completed and in the
file browser we have an avi file, end.avi So as you noticed, i have just changed the
container names and we have the avi, mov and mp4 files. Next, I want to show you how to render out
videos with alpha information. Now if you check over here, this portion we can see that
there is alpha information for this comp. So I am gonna go to the format, and change
this H.264 to Animation and here you can see that attempt to save Alpha is checked. So go back to File, and instead of avi I will
kind of may be mov, yeah we will go with mov. I will also change this name, so Alpha. Render
it, Start Render, render completed, Ok. Now if we go back to the browser, In the file
browser we have a new file, so double click to open that and when we play it there is
no difference compared to the other videos. But in this we do have the alpha information. To show that I am gonna take this video in
to Resolve. So I am gonna drag this in to Resolve. Go to the edit section, So here we
have a simple ramp and we will be using that as the background. So I am gonna drag this file in here to the
timeline. And if you see over here, we have the alpha information. Ok. Going back to fusion. Next, i will show you how to render out image
sequences, so I am gonna go to the browse button, click on it. I am gonna create a folder
and call it image sequence. Double click on that and inside I am gonna call it end.png
and save it. Go to format and save alpha. okay so come
back over here and I am gonna click on render. Start render. Ok, go to the browser window.
We have the image sequence. Sorry about the spelling. Now if I want to import this into any editing
program or Resolve for that matter, I can come over here, browse from there and go into
the image sequence, click and drag over here. We can go into the edit and click and drag
it in here to the timeline. So we have the image sequence. So if I know that the work from fusion is
going into an editing system, png image sequence is really my personal choice of rendering
for various reasons. For one there will be minimum quality loss
while exporting. Second is in case of failed renders, we will
not have to re-render from the beginning. That is it for this video, Leave a like, share
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  • Leo

    I'm always rendering in .tiff because of the small file size when lossless compressed with zip.
    Wondering if there's a way to work with audio right inside fusion (of course then you'd have to render in a format supporting audio), but is it possible?

    Btw. I always recommend hitting the little "HiQ"-button for best quality.

  • Pesto

    New to Fusion – just watched all 5 parts. Really good stuff and explained well. I look forward to more! Thank you for taking the time to create these videos.

  • moise mxbass

    Hey thanks for this video. I have a problem why my videos looks blurry after rendering? Even when I connect with davinci resolve the quality is so bad please help me

  • Astlaus

    Actually there's a problem with the blending in Resolve you did not address. See at about 5:37 — there is a black fringe next to the purple animated gradient that shouldn't be there. Maybe this isn't much problem in your example, but when you're compositing some text animation in Resolve, there are ugly dark fringes around the text. To avoid this, you need to check "Pre-divide Alpha" in the Format tab of the Saver node.

  • ajayi udochukwu

    Please is it possible to add and align different sound effect with your animation in fusion just like it can be done in Adobe ater effect

  • Kryštof Kalina

    My friend! These were awesome! Thanks for the introduction to Fusion!
    If you are looking for ideas then one tutorial in this series that I am missing would be how to set-up Fusion for faster performance. All bout setting up the software, my station, proxies. etc..
    Thank again! All the best and I'm looking for the next one!

  • thoughtprovoking001

    Thanks for this. What is the process though for rendering if we are doing a resolve, fusion, resolve round trip?

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