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Media Composer® 6: Part 2—Effects Essentials by Greg Staten

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Nesting Effects

As you’ve learned previously, effects can be placed on any clip in the Timeline. But if an effect is already applied to that clip, the new effect replaces the existing effect. This is fine when you are experimenting to see which type of effect works best. But what if, for example, you want to both resize a clip and desaturate it?

Avid Media Composer allows you to apply multiple effects to a single clip via a process known as nesting. At the most basic level, a nest contains multiple effects on a single video segment. Nests, however, can be much more complex, with multiple layers all nested within a single clip.

In this lesson we’ll look at simpler forms of nests, and in the next lesson we’ll look at multilayer nests as part of ...

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