Transparency not imported

Piercepage Posts: 12 Just Starting Out*

I recently upgraded From Hitfilm Pro 2017 to Hitfilm Pro 16. In a project I was working on, an imported transparent gif (static) was given a black background that I could easily blend out. But in the newer software, that same gif is given a white background. This is a problem since the gif itself is solid white so blending the white out wont work. Any solutions would be great!