I have a session wherein I have 1 video layer, then a solic color layer and then another video. There is a mask on layer three. Besides that, nothing special. I merely wanted to line up a face between two cuts.
when I try to export, either as H.264 or DPX sequence, I am only seeing the same chunk of the timeline, regardless of where I moved the bounds, and only the 3 layer. In Media encoder, I see the preview of what I want, but when I import this into PP, it is the same old thing
First, only the Active Camera view in the Composition Panel will render. Second, I don't know what you mean by "move the bounds" and I'm not sure that you have your composition set up correctly. A screenshot would help that shows the properties of all layers (select them all and press the U key twice). The only thing I can think of is that your project is set to render only the work area or you are looking at the wrong view.