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Allow nesting individual clips

This might seem like an odd request but at Sketch we would love to be able to create a nested clip with only a single clip selected. This would help us for a couple of reasons:

1: We nest clips recorded on multiple different display sizes as a way of cropping footage down and "resetting" the zoom level to 100% — so we can all share the same presets and video actions to apply on the "outside" of the nested clip.

2: Sometimes we just want to establish a nested clip that we'll add more stuff too later.

Currently we're splitting clips just to turn them into 2 so that we can select them both, nest them, and then get rid of the split afterwards. It would be nice to not have to do this sort of workaround.

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    • CraigSModerator
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    • CraigS
    • 4 mths ago
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  • I always do the same workaround, Joseph 😄

    I agree that we should be able to nest individual clips. Would save a few clicks! 

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      • 3 wk ago
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      Alejandro Hernández Don't forget to vote for this feature request.

      Developers still need a more detailed workflow to evaluate how to implement it.

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    • CraigS I think Joseph explained it very well.

      Nesting clips add another layer of effects you can apply to a clip. Given the nature that it crops and "resets" the zoom, it can be useful for consistently applying effects.

      Most of my use case for nesting individual clips, though, is to use them as placeholders. Basically creating a section that I will later add stuff into it.

      For example, I create a text clip that says "INTRO" and set it to a defined length. I can't turn this clip alone into a nested item unless I split it into two clips. 

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      Overall I don't see why not. There's no harm by enabling people to nest individual clips. The added functionality is worth it :)   

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    • 2 wk ago
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    Alejandro Hernández said:
    Basically creating a section that I will later add stuff into it.

    Developers would want an example of what "stuff" you're adding to a single clip that would require nesting first. They need to know why you must nest the clip to add things since the same stuff can be added to an individual clip. Investigating request FLOW-11656

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    • 2 wk ago
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    Joseph Todaro Alejandro Hernández
    Developers are a bit confused (as am I) about what you'd used an individual nested clip for. 
    Using it as a placeholder is outside the intended use. Using it to crop or scale seems unnecessary given you can already do that to a clip as is.

    They're going to need a detailed use, perhaps a video recording showing how you are using it (splitting the clip to do something you currently can't but want to do).

    Alejandro Hernández said:
    Nesting clips add another layer of effects you can apply to a clip.

     Sorry but this is not clear to the developers as you can add to the clip directly. If you're trying to use it as a "repository" for multiple actions or callouts they need to see exactly what you are doing and why the Nest is necessary. Perhaps you need to create Styles instead (one can save a variety of Styles and add them as needed).

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