Opacity is set in the effects control panel. Select the clip in the time line and set the opacity in the effects control panel.Use key frames if needed.
On an effect--hence blending an effect with the original clip--
Not turning down a clip's opacity, I know how to do that; that's how I'm getting around my issue by duplicating a clip .
I'm not really seeing the need for an effect itself to have an opacity setting. If the effect is too strong, just turn it down. Most of them start in an "off" position anyway.
Try just turning it down in Looks or other color grading plug-ins. Let's say I placed 15 filters on to build the look; turning it down in 1 place with an effect mix is much more convenient than trying to tweak 15 settings around to get 'less of an effect'.
It's easier to just make another layer, duplicate the clip, remove the effect, then mix the opacity on the top layer. A mix effect slider would eliminate these extra steps & messy timeline.
There is a need for it & it increases the program's flexibility.
FCP has it & it's a great feature; but I don't use FC.
That's pretty much what I'm talking about--between off & on, there should be a slider. For every effect, not just some of them.
Even with Fast Color Corrector, it would be handy, any time you are changing more than 1 setting inside a filter & decide later that you'd like to tone it down a bit. You can also get some usable, unique effects by taking something to an extreme and then blending it with the original.
Thanks for the response, though I'm looking for possible ways to accomplish this within 1 clip (not the idea getting shot down).
Looks is a third party tool. There are definitely improvements that can be made there, but you'd have to talk to Red Giant about that, not Adobe.
I specifically mentioned 'other color grading plug-ins', not just Looks, as well as Premiere native filters that would benefit. That's why it should be default in the software, so it's Adobe's strength and not up to 3rd party developers.
Just like other editing software already does, & it's used quite often, and would be used often inside of Premiere.
Already explained, in detail, what I and I'm sure others are doing now & why it would be beneficial.
If anyone has any helpful information on how to accomplish what I explained, thanks.
Otherwise I'll file the old feature request and call it good .
Many "effects" do have "Blend with Original'.
Is that what you are looking for?
Yes, & I'm aware of this .