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How to make adjustment layer affect only for one track? Please

Community Beginner ,
May 22, 2013 May 22, 2013

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Hello. I'm using Premiere for many years but I got stuck with this.

I have a bunch of tracks with the video parts (music video) and I need to correct (color) some of these tracks with the Adjusment layer.

But the adjusment layer affecting for all the tracks below!(

Need your PRO help please.

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Feb 14, 2018 Feb 14, 2018

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I'm not making any excuses for Adobe here, I think it is poor that you can't dedicate adjument layers to individual video layers and I'm in the same spot as you. Seeing as you can slice up the adjustment layer, I think I'm going to wait until I'm done my multicam selection then just cut out the adjustments when the camera switches

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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Hey guys, I FOUND A SOLUTION!!!

It´s quite simple.

1) Create a NEW SEQUENCE, and put the video to wich you want to apply the EFFECT or EFFECTS

2) Don´t edit this video, live it as is inside that sequence

3) Insert the NEW SEQUENCE in a track in your production and EDIT it as any video track

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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Ahh, yes, that is "nesting".

Neil

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Engaged ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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The function you are talking about is actually in Premiere, just not in the way you might think.  IF you look at photoshop, the layers are vertically aligned in a single STACK.  The STACK is how they get to the next step in the processing. One stack is equivalent to one TRACK in PREMIERE.   But TRACKS are HORIZONTAL and stretch according to TIME in Premiere (and in the photoshop video editor).  You can NEST stacks in photoshop by placing layers in "GROUPS" that are like a folder of layers.  You can have groups within groups, etc.  You can apply effects at the layer, and at the group level.  The group level applies to the entire groups output.  The outer STACK only does this with the TOP LAYER if it's an adjustment layer, or you can group the entirety first, then apply effects to that total output.

In Premiere:

Tracks are transport wrappers that split the frame information, then apply any effects at keyframe markers.  An adjustment layer is a CLIP.  Don't argue.  Clips and frames go onto tracks for transport.  An adjustment layer goes onto a track with a special instruction set to the FRAMESERVER and an alpha channel video that grabs the video immediately below.  The alpha channel is a transparent video, like a blank film sheet for an overhead projector.  The effects that go onto it are translucent, as the pixels that show through are affected by any effect on the film, but continue to show through.

Just a thought:

You could apply the effect to the clip itself, within the track and copy\paste it to any other clips necessary.  (NOT MY RECOMMENDATION, just a thought)

For your given situation:

To get your desired setting (an adjustment layer on a single track), remember that an adjustment layer is a clip like any other clip or image you place onto a track.  The track is the train that takes it to the processing chips.  Open a new sequence, put your video clips you want the layer to affect onto one track, then put the adjustment layer on the top track above them.  Replace the clips in the track in your original sequence with the new sequence you just created; it will act and function like a single clip.

Faster route:

Highlight and rightclick the section you want to apply an adjustment to.  Now select NEST, which will open a new sequence with the selected clips.  Now you can apply the adjustment layer to the track above them.

I like this the way it is.  If you're looking for a more "my deadline is 10 minutes ago" software, pay $30 once for a cheap piece of software that'll leave your video a bit broken if you have VFR issues.  IF you're like me, the only part you're still looking for is the ability to render effects in the background.  I'll be asking about that in the feature forum.

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Engaged ,
Oct 23, 2018 Oct 23, 2018

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To shorten my previous...

use control/cmd shift to select the clips, at select them another way, all from same track is best.

right click one of them, nest.  Now apply the fix in a nested sequence.  Won’t affect other tracks.  Yes it’s a one time fix.  I nest footage from different cameras tho way all the time.  It’s a quick way to fix color or add other effects to a single track.  Then I use the multi cam setup to switch.  Another way is to apply a color fix to all of them in prelude and teen code them all through ame or prelude, using a lut

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 20, 2018

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Adobe crew, it has been created in 2013. Now is almost 2019 and nothing changed. Please add an ability to make the adjusment layer affect for only one track. It's simple and we need it. Nesting isn't a solution because I should see all the tracks and edits while working with adjustment layers, Please add this functionality.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 20, 2018

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This isn't the place for ideas/suggestions as this is designed as primarily a user to user tool for questions and answers.

To ask for or up-vote an idea, use the UserVoice system. All posts/votes there go directly to the engineers system and also to the upper managers who decide budgets and features.

Neil

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New Here ,
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 17, 2019

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The nesting seems to be the best option, however, I tend to avoid nesting because of the limitations. The best option would probably being able to pair of lock layers together. Like an option to pin to a layer. AE has a similar option with the null layer option.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 07, 2021 Mar 07, 2021

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Any tracks that are above the track that the adjustment layer is on will not be affected. So, you just need to rearrange the vertical order of your video tracks.

 

To do this, make a few empty video tracks, then use the track select tool and copy/paste the tracks in the proper vertical order. You want the track with  the adjustment layer to be above only the tracks with the clips that you want to be affected by it. For all the clips that you don't want affected, make sure that their tracks are above the adjustment layer track.

 

Thanks,

Alterius

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New Here ,
Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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The easiestway I found was to Nest the Adjustment Layer and the clip itself.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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And here we are 8 years later and still no option to either make an adjustement layer only affect the track beneath it, or be able to add effects directly to a track like the "audio track mixer" just for video.

I made a feature request which has  received zero engagement, if anyone want to support it I would be grateful!

https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/43652106-adding-effects-dir...

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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I upvoted your suggestion, there are times this would be useful.

 

There is currently a quick & easy process to handle the part of your multi-cam suggestion. Simply apply the Lumetri correction to the Source tab of any clip of X camera. It will immediately be applied to ALL segments of that clip in any sequence in that project.

 

Neil

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 05, 2021 Aug 05, 2021

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Thank you, and thank you for your suggestion.

It is still troublesome if you have 3 different cameras recording a lot of clips during a long day on set, since I often change the grade multiple times and have to re-apply them to all clips.

What I do now is either:

1. First sync all cameras to timecode/sound, nest all clips from each camera accordingly and apply grade to the nested sequences, then nest again to create a multicam sequence where I change between the different cameras with the number keys.

2. Have the main camera on track 1 with adjustement layer on track 2, and other cameras on track 3 and 4. Then select every clip from each camera and paste grade accordingly. If I need to redo the grade I can select all clips and right click ---> Remove attributes, then paste the new grade on all the clips again.

Would be a lot easier to just apply a grade on track 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

 

Another example of where it would be useful is if I want to use the transform effect to move a bunch of clips allow graphic to be visible on the side.

As it is now I would have to nest all the clips that are to be moved, then use transform on the nested sequence, because if I apply it to an adjustement layer all the graphic underneath will also be moved with the clips above. This limits the ability to redo the edit in context, instead of being able to simply add an adjustement layer and make it only affect the track beneath.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 05, 2021 Aug 05, 2021

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Good layout of the workflow. Yea, a track-level effects/grading option would be useful.

 

My interviews are probably simpler than yours ... so it's rather quick to dump a Lumetri preset on a selection of clips.

 

Neil

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New Here ,
Sep 03, 2021 Sep 03, 2021

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How is it still not in Premiere.. 😪

"Photoshop like" adjustment layers that affect only the track beneath it are so much needed...

 

Please upvote the request : https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/43652106-adding-effects-dir...

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