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Mask turns clip black, how does this happen

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I am finding using the layering feature very hard to use.  Can anyone explain why this happens.

Image one - show the clip in the timeline and monitor, no mask or layer

Image two - I apply a very simple opacity mask, and the entire clip turns to black.  I can't believe this is designed to work this way.  Any ideas what would be causing this?

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This is normal behavior.

You are masking opacity. Everything outside the mask is transparent.

Opacity is part of the fixed effects.

But as the background is a black void (no clip underneath) it shows as black.

If you set the background to Transparent Grid you would have a checkerboard

What are you trying to achieve.

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Mask turns clip black, how does this happen

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I am finding using the layering feature very hard to use.  Can anyone explain why this happens.

Image one - show the clip in the timeline and monitor, no mask or layer

Image two - I apply a very simple opacity mask, and the entire clip turns to black.  I can't believe this is designed to work this way.  Any ideas what would be causing this?

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Correct answer by Ann Bens | Adobe Community Professional

This is normal behavior.

You are masking opacity. Everything outside the mask is transparent.

Opacity is part of the fixed effects.

But as the background is a black void (no clip underneath) it shows as black.

If you set the background to Transparent Grid you would have a checkerboard

What are you trying to achieve.

opacity mask.png

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This is normal behavior.

You are masking opacity. Everything outside the mask is transparent.

Opacity is part of the fixed effects.

But as the background is a black void (no clip underneath) it shows as black.

If you set the background to Transparent Grid you would have a checkerboard

What are you trying to achieve.

opacity mask.png

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If you were to mask an effect there is no black background.

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Thanks, this is very helpful.  I just didn't have it straight in my head how it worked (black and transparency).  I have a much better idea now.

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At first, this is confusing ... around 4/5 years back, when I first started using PrPro, I had the same query ... and Ann popped in then with the explanation. Wonderfully helpful people here in all ...

Neil

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I'm new to premiere pro and I don't know how to remove the black inside opacity circle.... thank you in advanceopacity.png

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What else might be applied to those overlapping clips?

 

Neil

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I see nothing. as you can see at the photo its just the mask alone. I still don't know the answer 

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