I have placed these filters on V1 mask simple shape, mask simple shape, blur, mask apply
mask 1 operation minimum
mask 2 operation maximum
If V2 visibility is toggled off, the masks and filters work as desired.
If V2 is toggled on most of the output becomes black save the graphic in v2, and the masks on v1
the graphic on v2 is a PNG with transparent background.
While troubleshooting I read that shotcut mixes down to a black background instead of transparent for performance reasons, is that related to the issue I am having? I tried adding a blank v3 that did not help
other tutorials referenced having 2 copied video tracks and doing some crop to get the effect I want. then other things I read said that is not necessary in newer versions. should I try that?
Hi, @qmr. I’m not sure what you want to see as background.
If you want to see the video clip, you can drag it to V1 and V2.
PNG with transparency (Lego) on V3.
Apply Mask filters to V2, 1st = Minimum, 2nd = Add.
Add Blur filter.
Mask Apply not necessary, since there’s a track below.
Alternatively, you can use Mask: Draw (Glaxnimate) to draw multiple shapes inside one mask, and then you do not need to reset the alpha channel (because the image before masking has no alpha channel, which implies opaque).