So, I've been trying to create a countdown video using 0.9.2. On layer Video 3 I plan to have a background video, then have an imported project on Video 2 that has an empty .png (1920x1080) with the dynamic text effect displaying the timecode. I want the timecode to display in the mm:ss format, so I thought I could use the crop effect to trim off the frames, hours, and minute segnments of the timecode, then just scale and pan it to where I want.
The problem comes when I try to use the crop effect (by Dan Dennedy). I made a desktop video of the issue, which you can watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y0Hx3R8B7U&feature=youtu.be  (the specific details of the issue are in the details below the video).
Is this the way the effect is supposed to work, or am I doing something wrong? I tried the crop effect on a plain video file, and - to the way I understand a crop effect should work - it doesn't even do that right (video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaK41B7Txow&feature=youtu.be ).
Is this a bug? Is there another way to crop videos/imported projects and have their position remain stationary?
Thanks in advance.
(running Kdenlive on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit)