Why can't I apply a new Motion Effect?

This typically happens if you have already applied a Motion Effect to a clip. You cannot apply motion effects on top of motion effects, so you will have to create a Video Mixdown of your clip to apply another Motion Effect. This can be done by dropping your motion effect clip to your timeline, then selecting Video Mixdown from the Clip menu. This will open a dialog box as you see below:

Video Mixdown dialog box

Select the bin you wish to create the Video Mixdown to, the drive you wish to store it on and the resolution you need and click on OK to create the mixdown. Note: Motion Effects can only be applied to a clip in the Pop-Up window - you cannot do motion effects to sequences unless you create a video mixdown.

Product: Avid Xpress/Xpress DV
System(s): All
Versions: All
Issue ID: 8
Keywords: motion effect, apply new motion effect, can't apply two motion effects, issue ID 8