How to Export Videos with Transparency

How to Export Videos with Transparency

Preserve transparency in your video export for unique effect, or to use clips as overlays in future projects with Alpha Channel support.

New to Pinnacle Studio 23, Alpha Channel support allows you to save tracks or entire projects with transparency for creative effect, or to create custom overlays!

This feature is extremely useful for users looking to identify themselves or their brand with custom starting or ending animations. Small business owners, social media influencers, and new Pinnacle Studio users alike can explore the new Alpha Channel support in Pinnacle Studio 23 for an easy way to introduce branding or other editing consistencies to any series of videos!

You can save animated titles, logos, symbols, and other objects with transparency so that you can share and reuse the videos as overlays in other video projects.

Exporting a Track as an Alpha Channel Video

  1. After you create and edit your project that has transparent areas in the timeline of the Edit tab, click the Export tab.
  2. Set the Destination for your exported files by clicking the browse button and choosing a location.
  3. In the File Name box, type a file name. Ensure that the Same as Timeline checkbox is not marked.
  4. From the dropdown menus, moving from left to right, choose Format, then CineForm.
  5. From the Preset dropdown menu, choose an MOV option. You can customize the settings by clicking the Edit Preset button. You can then click the Save Preset button to save your custom settings as a new preset.
  6. To export only a section of the project, use the trim controls (Mark In and Mark Out) in the playback control area of the player window.
  7. Click Start Export to export your project.

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Comments (9)

  • Brendan Reply

    I am having difficulty exporting my film to a flash drive to plug and play on my smart TV. The TV won’t read the file – I have tried every file to export it in that makes sense – or at least is small enough (within 12GB) to fit on most flash drives. Any ideas?

    November 17, 2020 at 6:51 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Brendan,

      We would suggest checking the smart TV’s manual for what file formats it supports, and whether there are maximum allowed file sizes, bitrates, or other restrictions. This can vary quite a bit between different smart devices, so unfortunately we may not be able to get more specific than this without more information on your TV!

      Hope this helps,

      Discovery Center Team

      November 22, 2020 at 3:49 pm
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    August 20, 2020 at 4:41 pm
  • Fatma Reply

    How can i export my 4k video ( sony Camera ) in pinncal studio 23 ?
    I need it As A file so i can see the video on my 4k tv
    I don`t Know what is the right format for it

    August 3, 2020 at 2:21 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Fatma,

      MKV and MP4 are a couple of the more common 4k formats, but which you need to use depends primarily on the device you are using to read the video. We would suggest taking a look at the manual for which formats it supports and make sure to select one of these during project setup and export.

      Discovery Center Team

      August 13, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    sono nuovo. potete gentilmente spiegarmi come si fa a chiudere le schede che si creano durante l?Editing di modifica con PINNACLE STUDIO 23 ULTIMATE? GRAZIE.

    July 12, 2020 at 11:19 am
  • Eric Tyson Reply

    So far I like the Smart Movie section of Pinnacle ultimate 23 and how it works it puts transition right into place.

    May 29, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Ho un Notebook Acer Aspire i7 8Mb Geforce Mx130 Win10 64 bit
    Uso attualmente Pinnecle 21.
    Chiedo se Pinnacle 23 Ultimete funziona questo mio nuovo Notebook
    Rimango in attesa di un vostro gradito riscontro
    Cordiali saluti

    April 30, 2020 at 6:35 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Carlo,

      That sounds like it would be within the minimum requirements to run Pinnacle Studio 23. We would suggest taking a look at the System Requirements page to confirm.

      Discovery Center Team

      June 1, 2020 at 8:42 pm

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