# How can I fade out a strip that requires an Alpha Under effect?

I have two strip with images and one effect strip.

• Strip 0 has a standard JPG image that I set for the full length of the render.
• Strip 1 is a PNG with alpha layer that contains text.

• Strip 2 is an Alpha Under that is required so I can see Strip 0 and Strip 1 in the final render to video allowing the text to be rendered on top of the bottom strip.

My problem is I want to fade out Strip 1 so the text fades away and does not effect Strip 0, unfortunately nothing I have tried works.

I tried:

1. Keyframing opacity on Strip 1: The opacity is changing but there is no effect on Strip 1. It does not fade away.
2. Keyframing opacity on Strip 2: This fades out all Strips
3. I tried making a Meta layer with all three strips and keyframing an opacity change. This would work if I added another strip of the same images as Strip 0 but there is a darkening in the final render. This also required another Alpha Under strip. The end result is not clean.

How can I fade out a strip that requires an Alpha Under effect?