16 September 2010 - 19:32#39: Nesting Effects

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The way Media Composer processes effects has some weird side-effects: Sometimes an effect applied to an upper video track also affects the video tracks below — whether you intended that or not.

So this week we’ll take control over that issue by learning how to use nesting to your advantage.

UPDATE: It turns out you don’t need to use the Collapse command after all. Fran├žois-Cyril Geroult wrote me that if you can select the two segments with the red/yellow arrow and then apply the PiP from the Effect Palette using ALT/Option-Doubleclick.

He even made a short video to show me how it’s done (because I was too dumb to follow his instructions, which I think is very telling…)

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