6 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2013 8:51 AM by Jim_Simon

    Encoding Error caused by Adjustment Layers?

    Graham_Kay Level 1

      Adjustment extremely are really useful, aren't they?  However today I have come across a problem.

       

      If I add a dissolve (or maybe any transition) between two adjustment layers on the same track, which is necessary if the effect is not keyframable (eg RGB Curves), when I come to render the timeline out, I get an encoding error.

       

      I arrived a this conclusion by a process of trial and error.  The only way around I could see was to ditch the offending ALs and drop the effects onto the underlying clips.  Same result, but not ideal!

       

      Anyone else?  And is there a solution?

        • 1. Re: Encoding Error caused by Adjustment Layers?
          joe bloe premiere Level 5

          It sounds like you are trying to get Adjustment Layers

          to do something that they were not designed for.

           

          You have obviously found the best workaround,

          but you might want to file a Feature Request anyway.

          http://www.adobe.com/go/wish

          • 2. Re: Encoding Error caused by Adjustment Layers?
            Shadreck Rukweza Level 2

            In addition to that I adjustment layers would have been useful in that case so that you can onitor your scenes using one track. Fo instance I have also tried to apply the same transition on the adjustment layer track with different effects and the video track but they transition differently, I think this needs a fix. For instance you dissolve from a day to a night scene...

            • 3. Re: Encoding Error caused by Adjustment Layers?
              Jim_Simon Level 8

              There does seem to be a bug when using transitions between adjustment layers.  I solve it by adding a 'blank' Crop effect to the layers.

              • 4. Re: Encoding Error caused by Adjustment Layers?
                Graham_Kay Level 1

                Maybe, i don't know: it seems like a straightforward bug or oversight to me.  You'd have thought they might have expected people to want to use adjustment layers in this way.  It's quite common if, for example you have two clips with some kind of transition to want to be able to match the transition in the adjustment layers on top of the clips.

                 

                Something else - off topic - that seems a bit clunky is that you have to "create" an adjustment layer, which then appears in the project pane, then drag it into the timeline, then add the effects, etc. 

                 

                But those effects aren't then associated with the adjustment layer in the project pane; it is still empty and you can drag it on top of another clip and start adding effects again.  This works fine, of course, but:

                (a) It's a confusing metaphor, as they say

                (b) It would be handy to be able to keep adjustment layers, complete with effects, to use again (I know you can copy and paste them in the timeline, or alt-drag, but still...)

                • 5. Re: Encoding Error caused by Adjustment Layers?
                  Shadreck Rukweza Level 2

                  Well I am not sure whether this could be just the adjustment layers only or the transitions as well. If I apply a colour effect on my lower thirds and apply a transition on the lower third it appears the colour effect will not be applied until the transition is complete, same applies when I transition out. So this means that the viewers will see two colours of the lower third.

                  • 6. Re: Encoding Error caused by Adjustment Layers?
                    Jim_Simon Level 8

                    You'd have thought they might have expected people to want to use adjustment layers in this way.  It's quite common if, for example you have two clips with some kind of transition to want to be able to match the transition in the adjustment layers on top of the clips.

                     

                    Totally agree.

                     

                     

                    It would be handy to be able to keep adjustment layers, complete with effects, to use again

                     

                    I disagree on this one.  I use the AL throughout a sequence, and each instance doesn't always get the same effects.  Copying the layer is much more efficient than having a dozen different layers in the bin.