Vegas pro 18 edit ; MOV setting Alpha what am I doing wrong ?

Wiew wrote on 11/29/2020, 2:03 PM

Probably a newbie question so sorry in advance ;-)

I have those BusyBoxx quicktime alpha movie parts that I want to use

I go to properties and set the alpha (found that info on you tube)

the black goes away on the clip in the timeline ,

but in the preview window it is still showing the black , it does not become tranparant

What am I doing wrong ?

 

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j-v wrote on 11/29/2020, 2:12 PM

When there is nothing it shows black in preview.
What happens if you choose something else as a backgrond

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Wiew wrote on 11/29/2020, 2:33 PM

I used a solid background from the media editor

Just took a wallpaper from the internet same

by the way also have the (options , preferences , deprecated features , Quicktime on)

Grazie wrote on 11/29/2020, 2:50 PM

That’s truly bonkers! Try a different ALPHA setting?

j-v wrote on 11/29/2020, 2:50 PM

Don't know about the use of Alpha, but I always use for such things the Croma Keyer FX that does it this way

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Musicvid wrote on 11/29/2020, 2:57 PM

Please post the MediaInfo for the MOV with Alpha files that you are using.

Vegas recognizes only a couple of MOV/Alpha format combinations, and we would need to determine first if that is one of them, or the best way to leverage the alpha channel if it is supported.

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/faq-how-to-post-mediainfo-and-vegas-pro-file-properties--104561/

walter-i. wrote on 11/29/2020, 3:00 PM

I have those BusyBoxx quicktime alpha movie parts that I want to use

I go to properties and set the alpha (found that info on you tube)

the black goes away on the clip in the timeline ,

but in the preview window it is still showing the black , it does not become tranparant

What am I doing wrong ?

@Wiew
II don't have * .mov files, but * .avi (from Prodad Heroglyph), but I use the Alpha-Channel setting "pre-multiplied".
In addition, the preview must be set to "Best-Full" for me (you have Preview-half), otherwise it won't work.

Wiew wrote on 11/29/2020, 3:13 PM

if anyone will give it a shot to find out what I am doing wrong , here is the file

Wiew wrote on 11/29/2020, 3:16 PM

Ok the best preview view helped , that works , thank you all

walter-i. wrote on 11/29/2020, 3:17 PM

@Wiew

You have to upload the file to Dropbox or something, and put the link in here.
My suggestion didn't work?

Grazie wrote on 11/29/2020, 3:18 PM

@Musicvid - The trouble I’ve got with this is that the UPPER track, is showing the ALPHA correctly. Now, why that which is obviously Transparent ISN’T Revealing what’s below it! Dang! 😖🙀

Grazie wrote on 11/29/2020, 3:19 PM

Ok the best preview view helped , that works , thank you all

@Wiew - Ah, I should’ve suggested that.

 

Wiew wrote on 11/29/2020, 3:20 PM

@ Walter-i , your suggenstion works , setting at best preview worked