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Why does footage darken when you move it on timeline?

Jul 31, 2012 12:43 PM

I keep noticing this so I thought I would ask.

 

Windows 7  cs5.5

 

After I drag a clip from my source monitor into my timeline it looks normal.

In the timeline area, I drag the start of the clip to where I want my in point to be. Then do the same with the out point on the clip.

 

Clip looks fine in my program monitor.

 

I then drag the clip on the timeline over to the left behind the clip in the sequence (where I want it to go).

Suddenly the clip is darkened or completely black in the program monitor.

 

 

I also noticed once - I unlinked the video and audio in a clip. Then extended the audio to the left on the timeline.

Basically making the audio 4 seconds longer than the video.  The clip in the program monitor turned Black during playback.

 

Just wondering what causes this and how to avoid?

 

Thanks

 
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:14 PM   in reply to TheCoroner9

    behind the clip in the sequence

     

    That's confusing.  Clips can't go behind each other.  Only over or below.

     
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:34 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    I think the OP means on the same or different track, but at an earlier time on the timeline.

     
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    Jul 31, 2012 4:44 PM   in reply to TheCoroner9

    Can you post a screen shot?

     
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    Jul 31, 2012 5:56 PM   in reply to TheCoroner9

    From looking at the picture it appears you might have lowered the opacity on accident. If you see the yellow line that's on the clip it is lower on the clip that looks dark raise it back up to 100 and it will return to normal.

     
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    Jul 31, 2012 6:00 PM   in reply to TheCoroner9

    Sorry ...dont know what is going on in your issue but something that I notice is  your monitors are both running at 100% ....and I would expect to see them set as "FIT"

     

    What is the source footage and what is the project setting?

     

    BTW - my observation is unlikely to have anything to do with your issue.

     
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    Jul 31, 2012 6:11 PM   in reply to ComputerNovice25

    I agree, that this looks like an accidental Opacity change from 100%.

     

    Unfortunately, it is really tough to see the Opacity "rubberband" on the Clip, in this photograph.

     

    However, if the OP looks at the yellow-orange line, with the Fixed Effect>Opacity selected for display, it should be easy to see any change in the Clip that was moved vs the first one, that was not moved.

     

    One can also look at the Clip info header, with Opacity selected, or in the Effects Control Panel>Opacity, with the Clip Selected.

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:25 PM   in reply to ComputerNovice25

    Nice catch guys.

     
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