Nested Sequence in Main Project Timeline Won’t Open Anymore in Own Timeline (Tab)
I don’t know whether it is an advised workflow, (as I am for the most part self taught in FCP), but I am working on a project where I am using nested sequences, (for the different scenes), and then arranging them along with cutaways, etc., within the main projects timeline (sequence).
When I need to edit a scene within the main timeline, I double click it on the timeline, and it opens up in tab, in its own timeline. I can then make my changes and then close that tab and go back to the main project timeline.
All of a sudden, one of the nested sequences no longer opens up in tab on the timeline when I double click it, but only opens in the viewer/slug window. I tried using Preference Manager to delete FCP preferences, and still no joy. I can no longer edit this particular nested sequence. The other nested sequences, (scenes), so far still open in tab in their own timelines, as usual, and can be further edited.
You might say, well go to the projects bin, and find the nested sequence, and open it from there.
Well, the nested sequence is seemingly present in my projects bin, but, when I double click it, when it opens on the timeline in tab, even though it has the same name, it is not the same up to date sequence that is on my timeline. (I hope this makes sense…)
This was not a surprise to me, as I had learned previously while editing, to access the nested sequence with the latest changes, or to make changes to the nested sequence that would be present in the main projects timeline, I couldn’t click the sequence name in the bin. I would have to double click the nested sequence on the main projects timeline, (not the bin), and then when that opened up in tab in its own timeline, it was up to date, and the subsequent changes I would make would be reflected in the main project timeline too. (Wheew. I really hope this makes sense…)
But again, suddenly this particular nested sequence, when double clicked from the main projects timeline, will only open in the viewer window, so I can’t edit it.
The version of the nested sequence that opens when I double click it from the project bin is so much older, and if I have to start using that, so much work will have been lost, that I can’t bear the thought. I also can’t bear the thought of this occurring again with other nested sequences. I am actually pretty distraught.
Does anyone please have any advice on to how I can get this nested sequence to once again open in its own timeline?
It is 6:47 pm eastern time, and I have to run out for about 90 minutes, and will be right back.
Thanks in advance for any all help and suggestions.