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  • How To Animate A Sequence

    Posted by Joshua Jackson on August 25, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I’m playing around with Premiere Pro (I’m a long-time Vegas Pro user) and I haven’t been able to figure out how to animate a whole sequence.
    I’m working on a video wall, where there is a 6×6 grid of videos.
    Only 5×5 of the videos are visible and 1 column and row are off-screen.
    The animation is to have that video wall slide to where the opposite 1 column and row are off-screen.

    I couldn’t figure out a way to open the sequence in the Effect Control window.
    I tried right-clicking on the sequence, in the Project window, and Make Sequence From Clip.
    I tried selecting all the clips, in the Timeline window, and Nesting them.
    I tried selecting all the clips, in the Timeline window, and Make Subclip.

    In all those attempts, it created a sequence that I could use as a clip, in a new sequence, that I could animate.
    The problem was that, when I moved the position of the clip (the original sequence), the off-screen row and column stayed invisible.
    I will note that I was able to do this, quite easily, in Vegas Pro.
    I just created an extra track above the others and set it as a Compositing Parent (by selecting the other tracks and making them Compositing Children).
    Then, I was able to animate the parent track with Parent Motion.

    I also tried right-clicking the clips, in the Timeline window, and Group.
    Unfortunately, it didn’t seem to do anything other than link them for sliding around the timeline.

    So, how’s a guy supposed to do this in Premiere Pro?
    Thanks for any assistance you can give…

    John Pale replied 5 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Jerry Wise

    August 25, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    well you could build your grid in a larger size sequence..say…8k and then nest it and then import the nest into your 1920×1080 sequence and then your could pan it across.
    kind of a klutzy way of doing it but it works.

  • Joshua Jackson

    August 25, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the tip.
    I just made the sequence big enough to fit the extra row/column.
    It is a crap way of working, though.

  • Jerry Wise

    August 26, 2018 at 12:40 am

    usually i just use After Effects. then you can parent/child the scene and pan/zoom or use the camera.

  • John Pale

    August 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Have you tried using an Adjustment Layer over the entire sequence?
    Put a Transform Effect on the Adjustment Layer to do your move (don’t use the ‘built in’ Motion settings)

    Note, you have to set the frame size of the Adjustment Layer when you create it. Most of the time, you leave it at the default sequence size, but in your case you may need to set it larger, since you have items appearing offscreen.

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