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Enter the position for a guide in After Effects numerically

Is there a way to manually type the precise pixel position for a guide, instead of zooming in and dragging it to the correct position?
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After Effects and Premiere Produce Different colors when Export

I'm done editing a video that i was supposed to upload to Youtube, but the colors look different, after i export the video, than what i see in the preview. I exported my logo from photoshop to After ...
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How to rotate object in After Effects without affecting other values?

I have a motion path of a object already defined within keyframes. Now I would like to adjust the rotation. BUT if the rotation is set, it affects also the X/Y axis of the object, that's why it ...
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How to play preview in realtime in Adobe After Effects?

If I press spacebar, I see in Info box 15fps (realtime). Video in my composition is 25fps, what I want to achieve is that 1sec in preview is 1sec in video. Now everything is slowed down including the ...
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Set Snap to Grid as Default in After Effects CC

How to set 'Snap to Grid' as default for all projects? So far every new project needs grid to be turned on in order to set 'Snap to Grid'. I would like to set grid turned on and 'Snap to grid' option ...
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How to stabilize exposure in After Effects?

I have a footage which was shot by a mobile phone. Phone was put on auto exposure, and mobile was not able to calculate exposure correctly in video. First half of the video is exposed correctly, the ...
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How To add blank part in video for 1 hour

I have a video of 2 mins length.Now I want to add extra 1 hour to the video.I have done this be changing video duration in composition settings.But video is rendering for about 4 gb.Whereas original ...
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After Effects, can I parent specific points on a path to a null object?

Can I select two points on a rectangle and have them follow a null object's movement? I want one side of several shapes to stay put, and the other side to track an eased movement. I believe stib has ...
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rendering video with Adobe After Effects

I bought an effect on videohive (http://videohive.net/item/classic-music-visualizer-/13342497), and create a 1h long video with music and picture in background. Im trying to render this video, but ...
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Effects Control does not show anything

When I made a shape, all of my effects like rotation, scale, etc. would pop up in the Effects Control window. Now they don't and I have to work in that cramped space in the timeline. Why is this? ...
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After effects cc render time issues

I recently made a video 3 minutes long with trapcode particular, 2 light layers and some simple expressions for particular (wiggle and time). Rendering in quicktime h264, 1080p 30fps. I started to ...
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Animate two layers along identical path

I have made simple animation where a hand drags an item onto a page. I wanted them to take a curved path so I have added a bezier curve to the path as shown below This only effects one of the ...
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How do I compress a high res motion graphic .MOV to a H.264 with a low file size?

I'll elaborate, I know how to do this but I have a problem with video which has been exported from After Effects with an Apple Pro Res codec, then compressed in Handbrake to a H.264 MP4 codec. The ...
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accidentally deleted built-in plugin

I decided to start learning AE. I downloaded a plugin from video co-pilot called VC Vibrance. I wanted to install it, so I copied it to the plugin folder. The problem is I quickly figured that it came ...
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saving after effects as mp4 problems

So.. I'm kinda very much a first timer using after effects, a first timer here too, finished a 7 mins long video for an assignment due in two days from now that will decide whether I will pass, but ...
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How to make interactive video presentation?

I need to make presentation, which will be used as background for stage play. I work with After Effects and Premiere better, than with PowerPoint. And I see more possibilities in them. I can make ...
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Cant change stroke Brush Size via Composition, only via top bar. AECS6

I am trying to do this tutorial: When I try to change the Brush Size of the Stroke via the left panel (the guy in the video does it at 2:04 - 2:09) it does not cover ...
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Trapcode Particular water help

I'm using Particular to add water to some footage of a broken fountain. I have another fountain as reference and I'm trying it get it to look as real as possible. Here's how it is at the moment, with ...
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Is it possible to export a Video with transparent Background? (No Image Sequences!)

Is it possible to export a video file from After Effects with transparency? I don't want to export to an image sequence.
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Where can I find design specs for 6mm to 22mm display signage?

I am fine with HD displays, but I would like to know where I can find how to design for LED driven displays where the LEDs are 6mm apart or 22mm apart. What resolution would I be looking for?
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How can I generate a full waveform from my audio file in After Effects?

There is an effect in After Effects which generates audio waves and spectrums from audio tracks. What I get is the form for a given second. How can I get the full waveform on a single frame ?
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How to multi track export audio from After Effects to Audition

I have a fairly complex AE project with multiple audio files playing at different times. I'd like to make the final audio edit using Audition. What's the best way to get all of my audio tracks from ...
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How Do I create this liquid like animation?

I just wondered what Plugins are neceassary to create such a liquid looking effect like in this video: https://vimeo.com/136832449 Screenshot:
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How to automatically pull text out of a video

I am currently experimenting with after effects and premiere to see what sort of strange things they might be capable of and was hoping someone had some insight on an Idea I had. In this situation I ...
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Parenting a null causes unexpected results

I've built an arrow that is controlled by two nulls - one at the start point and one at the end point. Using some trigonometry in some expressions, it works. When I move the nulls, the arrow resizes ...
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After Effects: How to create a sliding waveform

I was wondering how does one create a sliding waveform in After Effects? I know how to do a static one (since there is a simple effect for it) but I have no idea how to do a progressing one that ...
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Is ffmpeg the solution to automate video building from multiple files

Need some help automating video & audio stitching and could use some help/direction. Let's say I have the following assets: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Music 1 And I want to build a few variations ...
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How to Overlay Text in Premiere Pro or After Effects?

I am a newbie to both Premiere Pro and After Effects. We are making exercise instructional videos and want to overlay text instructions - very much like this video: . ...
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How to get 'outer' composition's current time?

Suppose I've got 2 sequences, one named OUTER and one named INNER. Composition INNER is inside composition OUTER. INNER is shorter than OUTER and is placed in the middle of it's timeline. Inside INNER ...
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Video overlay - how is this effect created?

I came accross this image - and was wondering how to recreate it in after effects? https://www.truedigital.co.uk/assets/video/us-hero.mp4
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Find/replace duplicate comps?

I'm working on a giant project file that was obviously created by importing lots of other projects into one big one. Many of the comps use many of the same precomps ... from projects that were copies ...
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After Effects distance between two points

I have written an expression to get the distance between two points, but it does not work and I haven't a clue why. It's pretty simple: function findDistance(xa, xb, ya, yb) { return Math.sqrt( ...
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Is it possible to relight filmed footage with NUKE or After Effects?

I have a Video of a face that I filmed with soft lighting and almost no shadows. The camera is a static portrait shot. Now I want a spot light to move slowly around the head. Is something like this ...
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scaling a stroke mask in after effects?

I have an imported illustrator image that I'm trying to create a stroke mask over so I can animate it's reveal (like someone writing it). Unfortunately, when I try to use the pen tool on the layer it ...
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Adobe Encoder fps and duration doesn't match

I have After Effects project file 25 fps, 29 seconds duration long. After exporting i get 725 png files - looks normal so far. But then i merge it to mp4 using Adobe Encoder, I get total 24 seconds ...
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After Effects: Images on whole pixel still blurry edges

I am jsut working on a new After Effects Project. I have a bunch of images I am working with and I just wondered, why the edges of images are so blurry. First I thought it might have something to do ...
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What do the colors in the timeline render bar in After Effects signfify

I have searched the web and PDF manual for clarification on what the colors signify on the render bar over the timeline in after effects but for some reason I cant find a resource covering them all. ...
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How can I link a mask path to a track null?

Well, I'm trying to make an airplane explosion scene, and I need to make a mask, because the airplane is behind some trees, I made the mask, but how can I link the mask path to the tracking null? ...
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Make only a specific region of a video blurry

I have a lower third that I want to use in adobe premiere. It's slightly transparent and I put an adjustment layer on top to add a bit of blur. When I add some footage to the after effects ...
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Animations templates and resources

I would like to create a small video including the animation for the text layers and icons ... something like this video : I know that we can do this using Adobe ...
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Best softwares for heavy pan/zoom editing?

I use to do a lot of pan/zoom editing with Sony Vegas Pro. Now that I read that Sony plans to discontinue Vegas (they said it will remain supported but there will never be a new version again), I am ...
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Making a layer adhere to a path's dimensions

Is there a way in After Effects (with expressions or otherwise) to take the dimensions of a path and dynamically apply them to another layer? Additionally, would this work if the layer I want to apply ...
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Copying All Settings Of One Composition in AE

I want to copy the whole settings of the composition to the other, all keyframes, transition points, 3d layer etc. In Adobe After Effects
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After Effects: Shortcut for showing all transforming properties of a layer

just wondering if there is a shortcut in after effects to reveal all transforming properties (scale, position, opacity, etc.) of a selected layer at once?
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After Effects: How do I add a Marker onto a layer?

how do I add a Marker onto a layer in case I have no numpad? Thanks in advance
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Why is my Time Ruler in After Effects displaying seconds like this?

I know that Cmd clicking on the time stamp in the left corner alternates between frames and seconds, but why are my seconds displayed like this? every other screen of the app I've seen with other ...
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Shape dimensions in AE

It's possible to change the dimensions of a Shape in AE under Transform > Scale. But what if I want pixel values? Is it possible to change the exact pixel dimensions of a Shape w/o resorting to ...
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Change the coordinate system in After Effects

I'm recreating a Sketch composition in AE. To ease the process I would like to change the position of 0,0 from the center of the comp to bottom left. That would make it possible for me to translate ...
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“The Photoshop Library operation failed ” when AE CS4 file was opened in AE CC 2015

I used to use AE CS6 to do my work, today I tried to open my project in Afrer Effects CC 2015 , it showed "The Photoshop Library operation failed " then I clicked "OK" for several times,it kept ...
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why does after effects export without audio?

I have made a simple 4 second long video in After Effects and exported it only to find that it had no audio. I tried changing the file type to .MOV and re-rendered it but now the file had audio but ...