Transitions & Effects Distorting Lower Layers

I have applied the “S_Transition” plugin to a keyed out (using bcc primatte plugin) multicam clip in my timeline with the parallaxstripstransition settings selected. It looks really cool but is also distorting the background layer below. Any suggestion on how to get it to impact only the layer the sapphire effect is being applied to so the background remains untouched? This is also happening whenever I add a variety of the effects and transitions to my premiere pro timelines. If I apply them to a title it distorts the background layers. Same thing if I apply them to a clip with no alpha that transition into a clip with an alpha. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


  • Sapphire Plug-ins 2020.5 for AE
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Quadro M4000
  • Premiere Pro 14.3.2

Parralax Strips works a little differently than other transitions, and is always going to distort a background layer. Try another transition, like S_DissolveBlur and you will see it work as you expect it.