I have video with transparent background which I wanna import to Blender sequencer. I've checked in my browser that my video is 100% has transparent background. When I add it to sequencer in blender it has black background. When I export it using WebM I also get black background on time when transparent video should be placed but transparent where I place some transparent pngs. So transparency is active but seems blender can't import transparent videos.

This video imports to Davinci Resolve without any problem.

What do you think?

Blender 2.93.0a
My video's format: WebM, libvpx-vp9.
Ubuntu Linux.
  • $\begingroup$ I would say you will have to convert webm to PNG sequence. There exists a bunch of free online convertors or if you have FFMPEG installed use command ffmpeg -vcodec libvpx -i yourvideo.webm frames/%04d.png ... Sure change "yourvideo" to name of your file. $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 9:30
  • $\begingroup$ Did you switch the compositing in the strip sidebar to alpha over? $\endgroup$
    – tintwotin
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ @tintwotin, yes. Finally I found there's some transparent format that Blender supports for transparency, it's: -vcodec prores_ks -pix_fmt yuva444p10le -profile:v 4444 $\endgroup$
    – JavaRunner
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 16:24
  • $\begingroup$ Could you explain what you mean a bit more? You're converting the video using FFMPEG and these are settings? - could you say exactly where you are entering these settings. I'm wondering too if Handbrake could do the same for processing video for this task. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 9, 2022 at 1:29

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However I found some transparent format that Blender supports for transparency, it should be reencoded like this:

ffmpeg -i in.webm -vcodec prores_ks -pix_fmt yuva444p10le -profile:v 4444 out.mov

"Blend"-option should be set to "Alpha Over" in the N-panel of the strip.


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