Why is my mov video showing as blank when I import it into the library

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So I just purchased some VHS glitch mov transitions
https://videohive.net/item/vhs-colorful-transitions/21897244?s_rank=1

And when I play them on my computer they look great, but when I import them to Camtasia to layer them over my clips - the show up blank. They play through but nothing shows.

How do I fix this?

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They need to be.mov with alpha transparency  and use the png codec to work in Camtasia.

you will need to convert them to the png codec.

You can google it or here is a post that shows how to do it yourself.
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/how-to-convert-movs-with-alpha-transparency-to-work-...


:)

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Thank you I will try it out tomorrow and see if it works!
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Ya it doesnt seem to work. I converted the file exactly like it said but when I try to play it it still comes up with a codec error. And even when I import it to camtasia and try to use it, it crashed the software everytime.
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Well first off the file(s) you have don't have alpha transparency and converting them to the png codec won't help. So they won't work as overlays. They are used for transitions between clips.




There is also the reality that some .mov's just won't convert or work depending on how they were made but for the most part most will.

Try a google for something like "vhs video overlay png"

You might find something useful here.

https://freestockfootagearchive.com/category/glitchfootage/

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EonixirGcEo

Another route you can try/use is to use a mp4 overlay and adjust the opacity.

I found some here.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/xsq0fvca9nss516/Max+Novak+VHS+Overlay+Pack.zip

Here is a example with one of them in Camtasia 2018.



Not as good as a transparent overlay but can do the job in certain situations.

As far as the crashing I can't say what may be the problem but I suspect it has something to do with that file you are using.

:)


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Oh dang eh - that's weird cause in their example video they showed it as a transparent transition over their clips.

I appreciate the info tho. I did convert those ones to mp4 and they still look decent just clipped in-between the frames.

I guess I will try out some of those options you suggested. That mp4 opacity idea might be pretty cool!

Thanks again!