Masking using Circle effect leaves background black but I need it transparent to show other video

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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I placed a screen recording in my timeline and placed a video of me talking over the screen recording explaining what I was doing (for a tutorial). I wanted to get a perfect circle crop of my face talking so I used Effects > Video Effects > Obsolete > Circle. I then adjusted the radius and the positioning so that it created a perfect circle. The issue now is that everywhere that isn't that circle is pitch black. I need that part to be transparent so the video underneath shows. How do I do this? 

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Adobe Employee , Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022
Hi HannahBrown593, It seems like you have applied the effect on the adjustment layer. Please try applying the effect with the same parameters on the video where you are talking about the screen recording. Let us know if it helps. Thanks, Sumeet

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022
As Summeet said, also you can nest all of the clips at the top and apply that mask to the nested sequence

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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Hi HannahBrown593,

 

It seems like you have applied the effect on the adjustment layer. Please try applying the effect with the same parameters on the video where you are talking about the screen recording. Let us know if it helps.

 

Thanks,

Sumeet

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Mar 26, 2022 Mar 26, 2022

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As Summeet said, also you can nest all of the clips at the top and apply that mask to the nested sequence

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Please let us know if the answers given have helped you.

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