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michiel | 2 years ago | 7 comments | 7 likes | 766 views

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Stingers start fully transparent, animate into a fullscreen fully opaque overlay and end again fully transparent.

The idea is to play the stinger on top of a background video and switch to another video when the stinger is fullscreen. This way it offers a fancy video transition, as an alternative to a hard cut or a boring fade.

This article shows 4 mistakes when using stingers, one in every comment.

The screenshot uses template 3 of BixPack 38 | Stingers:

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1) The stinger video is not exported with transparency

Make sure to export the stinger with transparency info. In BluffTitler, mark the INCLUDE ALPHA CHANNEL checkbox in the FILE > EXPORT AS VIDEO... dialog.

michiel, 2 years ago

2) The stinger video is not played with transparency

Some video editors do not automatically recognise a transparent video. In Magix VEGAS, right click on the video in the timeline, choose PROPERTIES and set the ALPHA CHANNEL dropdown in the MEDIA tab to STRAIGHT (UNMATTED).

michiel, 2 years ago

3) The stinger video is not played in a separate video track on top of the background videos

Make sure to play the stinger on top of the background videos. In Magix VEGAS, right click below the timelines, choose INSERT VIDEO TRACK and drop the stinger on the new video track.

michiel, 2 years ago

4) The stinger is not fullscreen and fully opaque when the background video is switched

Move the stinger in the timeline until the fullscreen, fully opaque part of the stinger coincides with the background video switch.

michiel, 2 years ago

Very useful info Michiel..

Dani, 2 years ago

Merci pour ce tutoriel

PAT67, 2 years ago

Just thought that I would add in how to put a Stinger Transition on the timeline in Magix Movie Edit Pro/Video Pro X, since it's the inverse of most other video editors. The background goes on track 1 and stays there, overlays go on higher numbered tracks.

JCB, 2 years ago

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