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Exporting transparent videos not working


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Hi

(VP 8.94)

A .gif image with a transparent background does work OK here and it exports OK with its transparent area  BUT   VP sees a .gif image or an animated gif  as a single frame of a clip and not an image per se.

It will not place it on the timeline like a jpg or bmp etc. with the default duration.  Thus the first frame of the .gif image  on the timeline is all that you will see if you place it over a background image (jpg etc) or a background clip. The best way around this, I think is to use a png image or copy/convert the .gif to a jpg and use a green screen to render the required area transparent.

I understand from NCH that there are difficulties when using gif images.

Note that a .gif image is placed in the video clip bin...... not the image bin.

Nat

 

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Hi

It seems that some animated gifs just show the first frame...some work normally and show the transparency and some work normally and don't show the transparency.

A single transparent gif only shows the image as a single video frame but does see the transparency (but see below)

Tested some home made animated gifs here using gif images with  transparent backgrounds. Microsoft gif animator (old but simple version) produced a file that did not play correctly in VP. But the animator will allow the user to render the background of the animation frames transparent,  (even though the individual frames are already transparent.)  If this is  done  the animation plays correctly in VP. Possibly the ones that remain opaque for you may fall into the  first group. Bit of a mystery.

Nat

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