# Blender 2.80 VSE metastrip not rendering

When I combine an effect with a strip into a metastrip, the whole strip does not show up (preview or render). I saw that the default blend mode is Replace once a metastrip is created. But changing it to anything else won't show the strip. I'm just trying to transform and change the speed of a strip. That's why I figured I'd use the metastrip functionality to make things tidy. Otherwise I'd end up with stacked effects strips. Which does work but if I want to add more effect strips, things could get out of hand.

I get black screen for the Metastrip.