Sorry, forgot to mention, I'm using Premiere CS3. Thanks
When you mouse click in the monitor to move s clip around, Pr will select the clip you click on. Sometimes if you have layers of video scaled, you dont slect the video clip you want. Thats whats happening to you.
A couple solutions; move the clip woth the corrdinate values in the effect window instead of mouse clicking in the monitor.
Or; if you want to do it by clicking in the monitor, poke the invisable eyball icon on the timeline track you dont want to select so the mouse wont grab it.
Or, if you need to see the other tracks; click the Lock icon to temp lock the track you dont want to grab.
YES !!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
The locking of the other tracks did the trick ! Thank you sooooo much Curt !
The ability to Lock Tracks is wonderful and can save one from a lot of accidents. That is one great feature missing from PrElements, and it would so very useful there. Still, one should get something for the price difference between the two - eh?
Between you and me, I use the coordinates in the Effects Control Panel to Position/Scale my video Clips. If I am doing PiP work, I will create an alignment/size grid in PS and use those to do my Effects Control. HERE are a few simple ones, and when working with a lot of PiP, I will do custom ones. I also use these for work in Titler, and just click Show Video. Just do not forget to either remove them, or turn their visibility OFF, or they WILL be visible in your Exported Video.