Transparent backgrounds

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May 24 (7 months ago)
Lisa Green wrote
When using transparent backgrounds for a cue it projects/outputs as a black background; there is no difference between black and transparent. This has been fine for only using the FOH screens. However, I am using it to overlay lyrics into OBS (NDI visuals to the second PC for streaming) and I key out the black background. I am trying to simplify the process where I do not need to constantly need to switch scenes when transitioning from live video to pre-recorded (played from Mediashout); keying out the black of videos not a good option.

TL-DR, why is the transparent background setting not transparent?
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May 26 (7 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Lisa!

Sorry, I'm not sure that I follow 100%. What transparent background setting are you referring to? And, what type of transparent background are you trying to use?

In our article, www.mediashout.com/obs we do suggest using OBS to key out the black background.

Let me know what you're working with and trying to do and I can reach out and see if that's possible.

-Ryan
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May 26 (7 months ago)
Eric Shanley wrote
hey Ryan,

Do you have a similar KB/explanation for Vmix? That is what we use, and we are hoping not to have to move away from Mediashout. Thanks!
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May 26 (7 months ago)
Lisa Green wrote
I do key out blacks in obs for lyrics and that works fine. However, If I am trying to a full/partial overlay of mediashout over the pastor speaking and I have to create a separate scene in OBS with/without keys.

MS has a "Black" background and a "None" background option. The "none" background show up black in overlays. I misunderstanding as "None" as transparent.
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May 27 (7 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Eric,

No, we don't unfortunately. David was a bit familiar with OBS and was comfortable writing steps for that but not anything else. You should be able to take most of the stuff in the article www.mediashout.com/obs and utilize it in vmix also.

-Ryan
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May 27 (7 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Lisa,

Ah, I see what you mean. Yeah, there isn't a transparent background option in MediaShout 7, unfortunately. There will always be a Black background behind anything you add in. I apologize for that.

I will pass this along to the team as an idea that we can possibly add in the future, however.

God Bless!

-Ryan
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May 27 (7 months ago)
Lisa Green wrote
Thank you Ryan for your reply about the background settings.
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May 28 (7 months ago)
Ben Wagner agent wrote
Hi Lisa!

I'll let him know you said thank you :).

If you need anything else, let us know!

Sincerely, Ben Wagner
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May 31 (7 months ago)
Eric Shanley wrote
bummer