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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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Can the background of a video track be made transparent or the color changed?
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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #2
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You can try dropping the ChromaKey FX on it and selecting the background colour instead of the usual green or blue.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike, actually I should first ask if there is a video format that can have transparent areas in it. I'm using Digital Juice backgrounds and the samples in many cases do not have black areas, but other solid colors, and I can't figure out how to achieve that.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:45 PM   #4
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I found the answer! Vegas does not automatically detect the correct properties for digital juice overlays, got a simple fix. They are now transparent and beautiful.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #5
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As I recall, Digital Juice gives you an alpha channel option when you render some of their files.
I know I've rendered QuickTimes and PNG sequences (maybe AVI but I can't remember) with alpha and they work.
I'm not at my Vegas computer right now but, as I recall, you may need to select Properties and then one of the 4 options (Premultiplied, dirty, etc.) for it to work properly.

edit: you beat me to it!! Glad you figured it out :-)
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Old November 28th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #6
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thanks Mike, I will look for the rendering option also! (I did check that option, it's already checked...no help)

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