I know how to do plain subtitles with the alpha-over effect. What I would rather have is an alpha that changes at the beginning and end of the subtitle strip, so that the subtitles fade in and fade back out. I hope you understand this description.
I see that the usual method of fading (cross effect) uses the color generator, which is an opaque color and this blocks the background layer of the resulting image.
Is there another method to get what I want?