A news org has sent me a TGA-format lower-third graphic for us to insert in some student-produced stories.
To make it a bit quicker for the students, I thought I'd pre-make the titles so they can just drag them into the timeline.
When I drag the TGA graphic straight to the timeline from the Files Project pane, it looks and behaves exactly as expected.
HOWEVER when I open the graphic in the Titler (by right-clicking the title area, and choosing "Logo"), something strange happens: any parts of the graphic that have SOME element of transparency (i.e. partly transparent), become FULLY transparent. This causes large parts of the graphic to simply disappear.
Anyone have any idea what is causing this, and how I might fix it? I've tried converting the TGA to a PSD and a PNG, with similar results.
If memory serves, titles can't hold blended modes. It's either 100% transparent, or 100% opaque. No in between.
If that's true, adding the logo outside the title may be the oinly solution.
I think the issue may be the "logo" designation. It typically loads in Illustrator or EPS files...and i've sometimes used PSDs, but I'm not sure it will recognize the partial transparency. The titler will do partial transparency on it's own created material, but I do not believe it reads alpha gradients through that importer.
I use PSDs on the timeline for those sorts of things.