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  • Video files with embedded alpha options (Fusion out > VegasPro in)

    Posted by Kelly Griffin on June 12, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    I need to output animations from Fusion 9 with embedded alpha channel, but I see no options (anymore?) to do that in the saver except with uncompressed AVI, which seems very surprising to me. What the heck happened with outputting MOV with “save alpha” checked? Is anyone else using Fusion who could enlighten me about other possible options?


    Kelly Griffin replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Aivis Zons

    June 13, 2023 at 12:04 am

    Not a Fusion user, but a quick thought that came to my mind was exporting as .png sequences. Shouldn’t have any problems with the alpha channel there. The only downside would be no audio.

  • Kelly Griffin

    June 13, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    I’m looking for a single movie file, not a bunch of individual frames. I just did another AVI render and Vegas wouldn’t take it. I don’t get it.

  • Aivis Zons

    June 14, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    You can import an image sequence as a single file. File -> Import -> Media, look for the first frame in your export and select it. Before you click open check the “Open sequence” box and it will import it as an animation. Press Open and then Vegas should open the Properties for that media – here you can check if the frame rate, alpha channel, color space, etc. matches your export. If it doesn’t simply change the values. Alpha channel should likely be set to “Straight” in your case – depends on export settings.

    There are some file types that aren’t supported by Vegas Pro, but you can check if you’ve enabled the QuickTime plugin which fixes some conflicts: Options -> Preferences -> Deprecated Features -> Enable the QuickTime plugin. If it doesn’t show up, you might have to install it, restart, enable it and try your files again.

  • Kelly Griffin

    June 16, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you very much, Aivis!

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