just in case anyone besides john is following along . . .:
i have wire-framed the inset pic (v2), positioned it on the main pic (v1) and razor bladed out the unwanted parts of each.
for some reason, as i played it, either:
A) the canvas played the v1 track, or
B) the viewer played the small inset v2 track, albeit against a big black "main screen" (meaning: where v1 should have been)
but never the two at the same time, on the canvas, or on the viewer.
both clips start at 00:00:00.00
when i paused the v1 in the canvas, then the inset v2 (the pic IN the pic) appeared, albeit paused, in its desired location on the canvas, correctly sitting on the paused v1 image.
on a whim, i decided to save it as a quicktime.mov, just as a shot in the dark,
and, somehow when i now play the .mov file in quicktime, it works just like i wanted it to.
not sure why the finished product wont play all the elements as desired, while still in fce4
i am wondering if it has to do with the interlocking puzzle piece shapes in the time-line???
i am not really sure what to call them, but they are almost the left-most things in the timeline window just to the left of the "padlock" icon, (and just right of the green "film-frame" icon)
these interlocking "puzzle piece" buttons "v1,v1" and "v2,v2"; identify themselves as "source", and "destination" (when i hover my mouse-pad pointer over them)
i didn't really do anything them when i moved the media into the timeline,
i just left v1 and v1 connected, when i put the v1 media in the time line,
and I left v1 connected to v1, as i put the 'inset track' into the v2 part of the timeline.
should i have disconnected v1 from v1? (so they were slightly separated?
should i have moved the "source button" up to the v2 line?
if so . . . should i have connected it to the "destination button"? or left it slightly separated?
does any of this make any difference?