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 (3)

  • 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
  • CARLO DUCHINI Reply

    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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