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  • Issue with Nested Sequence and Adjustment Layer in Premiere

    Posted by Kai Hattermann on July 6, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I’m currently working on a sequence with a width of 1000 pixels. Within this sequence, I have a nested sequence that is 2000 pixels wide. I need to frequently shift this nested sequence left and right. Ideally, I want to use an adjustment layer in the main sequence (the one with the 1000-pixel width) to control the position of the nested sequence (using the Transform effect and adjusting the position).

    However, when I move the nested sequence left or right using the adjustment layer, it gets cropped, even though the adjustment layer itself has a width of 2000 pixels.

    Is there a workaround for this? Adjusting the position directly on the nested clip is not an option, as I need the flexibility to change the position quickly.

    I uploaded 3 images to explain.
    1. Man sitting in the middle

    2. Man should be at the left side.

    3. This is how it looks when i try to move the image with the adjustment layer. I painted the adjustment layer red for better view – i moved the layer with the Transform Effect. The layer gets cropped (and the Adjustment Layer as well ), even if it is 2000 pixels and should be longer. (If I move the adjustment layer with the Motion Effect i see that the adjustment layer is larger, but of course like this i can not move the layer beyond).

    Thank you for your help!

    BTW: It also does not work if the file i want to move is not in a nested sequence.

    Tod Hopkins replied 6 days, 11 hours ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
  • 2 Replies
  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    July 6, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    Key Kai,

    What happens if you nest the 2000 pixel nested layer within (scaled) a 1000 pixel nested layer, and then move that around?


  • Tod Hopkins

    July 6, 2024 at 4:13 pm

    Yup. Precedence and order. Adjustment layers act on the layers below NOT the individual clips. The nested sequence is not 2000 pixels wide from the point of view of the adjustment layer above because it’s moving the layer, not the clip. If you want to change the framing of the nested sequence you have to apply the effect to the nest.

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