Stacking in Adobe products is prototypically the top being the final thing you "see". If you have two clips, one atop the other, you will normally see the top clip & nothing from the bottom clip ... unless the top-most clip is given some transparency by say bringing its opacity setting down.
Think of it as the bottom layer "feeds" up to the next higher layer and so on. What comes out at the top is what you will see as the final product.
Much of my work has been short interviews cut with b-roll & stills. The basic interview sits on V1, and I use V2 and only occasionally V3 for the b-roll & stills that I'll cut to for variety, information, or simply interest retention during the running of essentially the audio from V1. This works nice, as I can expand or trim the b-stuff as it seems right while playing back. Then if I want to put in a transition, as part of polishing, I can either trim out the V1 section and move the V2 clip "down" before adding transitions or do a razor on V1 on both ends and add it to the end of the clips. Typically I cut out the section.
The lesson is ... putting anything on a higher track replaces the viewable video of anything under it. Unless you reduce the upper tracks opacity.
Why do you have two layers of Black Video above your clips?
In one grab they are in ON Layers...in the other they are in OFF Layers.
" If you have two clips, one atop the other, you will normally see the top clip & nothing from the bottom clip ... unless the top-most clip is given some transparency by say bringing its opacity setting down."
Well that's exactly what I want. As I explained akwardly probably, I zoom in the upper layer clip V4 to reach the granary window and get into it and when I arrive to the wall I fade out to make it transparent and see the clip of the raft which is under it on V3. Why does the transparency doesn't work?
Hi, I have 2 different footage all along the video one with an aspect ratio of 4:3 (old analog files) the other more recent of 16:9. I've decided to generalize my video to 16:9 and adjusted the 4:3 full screen with the same height as the recent video. To make it look homogeneous I have put a black bar on the top and lower part of the screen. It is totally without effect on the rest of the video. I just forgot to switch on the bars in the second picture. This is not relevant with my problem.
Among other things that may be the cause of my problem I was wondering if the time remapping of the upper layer clip done before the keying of the opacity effect, was not the problem? I have not checked that up to now.
Sorry Guys I found the reason; my fade duration was too short! I had put 2" for the fade and it seems not enough due to the time remapping of the upper layer clip! Sorry for the trouble.