I did more experimenting today with gentle animations of text and transparent pngs. I also tested out exporting to quicktime animations. Going well so far - I created this short video:
But I have a question: Is it possible to export MULTIPLE video tracks, each containing transparent clips with text added, and/or transparent pngs, as a Quicktime Animation, so as to preserve the tranparent background?
I’d like to export JUST THIS animation (which uses 6 video tracks, on top of V1) but with the blue being made transparent, ready for re-importing it above the base clip:
I’ve had success doing this when there is ONE transparent text track above V1, as this test video I made shows. This is how it looks in SC:
When exported as a QT Animation and then imported over a pink background, I get THIS:
In the first part the pink colour shows through, but it seems it won’t work when there are 2+ tracks above V2.
I tried toggling the compositing icons for all tracks:
But when reimported it looks like THIS:
Making these complex text animations is fun, but it really slows down Shotcut, which is not surprising to me since there are 7 video tracks been played simultaneously:
Being able to “mixdown” the top 6 tracks with transparency would greatly increase workflow.
I’m scratching my head; any help would be appreciated. All the best. Jon