Thinking about it, moving the layers around really didn't do much as the adjustment layer is still affecting images as well as the video clips as it is above them. May need another plan on that area. Perhaps put all image layers at the top and adjustment layer below them?
What exact version of After Effects?
What operating system?
CS6 and Windows 7
It sounds to me like you are trying to use after effects as an editing program. Your workflow is way too complicated. Especially if you are using warp stabilizer. Warp stabilizer is a system resource hog. If you need to use it on a clip then you should only have that clip in your composition. Once it is stabilized you should render a production quality DI (Digital intermediate) then use that as your source for other effects.
If you need to make compss with footage and other elements try to keep the After Effects comp to short sequences, then edit them in Premiere.
Adjustment layers affect every layer below them. You can use adjustment layers for color correction but you should split them for every shot in your comp that needs to change.
I hope these suggestions help you with your workflow. Having four or five shots in the same comp with warp stabilizer applied to each is a very poor and inefficient workflow.
Is your CS6 updated to version 11.0.4?
Hi Rick and thanks for the reply.
I realise that the way I have been working is pretty poor and have recently attempted to start using PP as my main source of editing with AE being used for just effects. But won't that still have the problem?
Either way, this project was produced approx 9 months ago in AE. Since then, I have not only reduced the need to stabilize but learned so much more about color correction that this particular video of mine needs to be updated on my web site as it is really quite drab and dreary. So I was just attempting to put a blanket color correction over all the video clips by means of an adjustment layer. It works while AE is open, but then when closing it to re-open I get these messages appear.
ps If I do manage to get it sorted, would it be best to do the stabilizing in PP or in AE?