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Can I output a scribe with a transparent background . . .

Asked at Thu, 04 Jul 2013 23:53:36 GMT by Kim Elton


. . . so that I an superimpose it over another video.


  • Hi Kim

    If you are wanting to add parts of scribe videos over your other videos like we have done in our tutorials then you need to create your scribes with a white background. This is the default background you will get when you open the scribe so there is now need to change this. Then when you have created your scribe, you need to export it as a PNG sequence.

    You should then be able to take this into other video editing software and add it over the top of other footage.

    Hope this helps.

    Answered by Max Randall at Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:04:35 GMT
    • Hello Mr. Randall. I'm able to create the sequence of images as PNGs with a transparent background and successfully export them to Camtasia, but when applied to the timeline each frame is far too long. I can reduce the individual frames to 0.01 seconds with Camtasia, but that's still too long. What am I doing wrong so that the individual PNG frames don't complete in their assigned 3.5 or 4.0 seconds?

      at Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:09:45 GMT by Kevin Murphy

    • Hi - you'd have to export as PNGs - then import into Camtasia as you're doing - change the default image time to 0.1 seconds. This equates to 10fps so to match your VideoScribe you'll need to export at 10fps. What I do is convert the PNGs to a PNG encoded Quicktime file using Vegas or the free ffmpeg. You can set the frame rate as you like then import into Camtasia (8.1) which supports PNG quicktime files. Would be nice if VideoScribe would export PNG quicktime files.

      at Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:03:48 GMT by Art Vandelay