Solved Opacity Keyframing

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Opacity Keyframing was created by dje

Hi,
Something I thought would be simple but much to my surprise it looks live VMS doesn't allow keyframing on opacity (please correct me if I'm wrong!).

What I want is my opacity to drop from 100% to 30% over a time frame of 5 seconds & then hold it at 30% for a couple of seconds before transitioning to my next clip. Unless there's an effect I haven't found, the only option I can see is to split the 5 seconds into lots of sections & reduce the opacity of each section. Seems like an awfully clumsy way to go so is there a better (read much quicker & easier) way of doing this?

Thanks

David
21 Feb 2021 10:22 #1

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Replied by dje on topic Opacity Keyframing

Found it! The color corrector (secondary) effect allows me to keyframe the alpha channel. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know whether this is exactly the same or not but it seems pretty close, good enough for my needs anyway.

David
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21 Feb 2021 10:43 #2

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Replied by ericlnz on topic Opacity Keyframing

dje wrote: Found it! The color corrector (secondary) effect allows me to keyframe the alpha channel. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know whether this is exactly the same or not but it seems pretty close, good enough for my needs anyway.

David
 

That's useful to know.   The other way is to use the track Composite Level envelope which you can keyframe and "Lock envelopes to events".  But I much prefer to have any such adjustments attached the Event, not the track.  So I'll try your method next time.
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21 Feb 2021 11:44 #3

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Replied by dje on topic Opacity Keyframing

Glad it might be of use to you. I must confess I didn't even think of looking at track options; I couldn't find composite envelope as an option for the event & therefore assumed it was a Pro only thing so your response has been helpful to me too.

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21 Feb 2021 12:14 #4

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