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Most Final Cut Pro editors know the power of nesting multiple clips into a single sequence, but they often overlook the benefits of nesting a single clip into itself.

By making a nest of a single clip, you wrap up any changes that you've made to that clip, and the nested clip behaves like a brand new, unmodified piece of media.  For example, imagine you have a shot whose horizon is a little crooked. If you increase the scale of the clip and rotate it, you will be able to use it.

The issue is that now, the clip's attribute values will be different than most other clips.  If you were to paste attributes from one clip to a set of other clips including the clip that has been enlarged and rotated, it would effect the enlarged and straightened clip differently. It would not be easy to figure out the exact attribute values to make all of these clips look the same. If you nested the clip after making the changes, the nest would act like a clip, and would have reset attribute values. It will act like a sequence/nest, so you will want to remember to use the return key to load it into the Viewer, because double clicking will open the sequence.

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Another time when this resetting of attribute values is useful, is when you are positioning a graphic. After the graphic has been positioned, and nested. it will have the same Basic Motion attributes as a video clip.

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