Whatever changes I make shows up on both sides. What am I doing wrong?
Can you describe more of your process so we know a little more information?
Comparison view is very simple.
The frame for image on the left of the Program monitor is chosen by the user with the controls right under that image in the program monitor. You can type a sequence time, use the slider, or the forward/back controls.
The frame for the right image is chosen by the user by the placement of the CTI or playhead on the sequence/timeline.
They must be from different clips. And only the right image should be selected on the timeline, not any mulitple clip selection.
Then when you hit "apply match" Premiere will analyze the image and do what it can with the Color Wheels to get close to the image on the left side.
Does this help? I'm wondering if you're using two spots on the same clip actually, or have mulitple clips selected.
I was confused about the purpose of this feature. I thought that I could view the same frame and see the changes. e.g. a frame of a tree and if I add some saturation, I'll see the changes on the right compared to the original frame on the left.
Premiere doesn't work this way?
To do that, you can toggle on/off effects in the Effects Control panel.
The Comparison view is specifically for working to match frame to frame through a project, as you work to match the blacks, whites, contrast, saturation, and color from one clip to the next.
I understand. Thanks so much!