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Is is possible to copy the viewport to clipboard within Adobe After Effects?

Is there a way to copy the recent frame to clipboard to paste it in any other program? I know there is an exporting script from Video Copilot but somehow it doesn't seem to work with my version of ...
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possible to lighten almost black video?

My caravan was recently broken into. The good news is I have a surveillance camera installed and I captured and recorded the breakin. The bad news is the footage is so underexposed that it is almost ...
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How can I stabilize very shaky video in After Effects?

I'm new to After Effects and am trying to stabilize some VERY shaky hyperlapse video of a waterfall. The warp stabilizer with the default options fails. I've been trying to use the Tracking window to ...
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What determines video orientation (landscape or portrait) during playback?

I captured a short video on my Android phone in portrait mode (i.e. to be viewed vertically). When I played it on Windows 7 using WMP (or VLC), it displayed incorrectly in landscape orientation. ...
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How to find dimensions of a shape layer

I was curious how I can find the dimensions of a shape layer. The reason I need to know is because I need to scale a shape layer, but I want it to scale from the left, not from the middle. I know how ...
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How to inserty custom background or second plan footage using dynamic mask in After Effects?

I need to change the sign contents in the clip The problem is that in some parts gets "blocked" by walking in front of it Minions. How would you solve this challenge? Screenshots:
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After Effects: Increment a Variable over time

I have following problem: I am trying to tweak the speed of a Math.sin function. Therefore I need a variable that incerements over time with a combination of a keyframed speed variable. Sounds ...
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Remove unwanted person from background of a shot?

I am working on a project for someone's video series about pain relief during child birth. During the whole scene, every shot takes place from this perspective. There's a couple people walking through ...
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How do I do this Text animation in Sony Vegas (..or AE)?

Sometimes, when I have a look at music videos, I see lyric texts coming up. They are shaped in a rectangle, with different sized words. An example is this, which I made quickly. What is this effect ...
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Object removal in After Effects via Content-Aware?

I have footage from a drone, and there's a rather unsightly floating thing that I'd like to remove. I've heard that one could export this video as frames and use Photoshop's built in "Content-Aware" ...
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Do Premiere, After Effects and Adobe Media Encoder support huffyuv lossless codec?

Can the lossless HuffYUV codec be incorporated into the workflow of a VFX pipeline as an intermediate codec, given ample hard disk space? I read that since Premiere and After Effects are now 64-bit ...
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How to loop an animated mask?

I'm trying to make a loop from an animated mask, but each time I introduce my loop expression: loopOut (type="cycle", numKeyframes = 0), After Effects is telling me that: "Expression is ...
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How should I go about doing this same exact effect for an upcoming project?

A client has tasked me to create a How-to-video for Hotel/Flight booking app. They sent me this video and told me to that they would like the same video. The problem is I have no idea what kind of ...
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Imported sequence from Premiere Pro CS6 missing shots once in AE CS6

I am importing a sequence from Premiere Pro into After Effects (by clicking on Import -> Premiere Pro), but there's a very annoying gap in A.E. where shots haven't been imported. Here's the Premiere ...
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Rendered File with After Effects is very Huge

I'm trying to create a video with After Effects CC 2015. I'm really new in video creation and need to render this template project. It is 8 minutes long and 1440x1080 pixels. When I try to render it ...
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Which graphic card to buy [closed]

I have decided to buy a new pc for short videos rendering in after effects. I dont have a big budget, it's around 1000$. This is the thing i thought to buy, but i'm not really sure about graphic ...
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Adobe Media Encoder CC - No output sound

After I finish my project in Adobe After Effects I export the project to Adobe Media Encoder. I choose the default setting Youtube HD 1080p 29.97. After render all the video I get no sound on the ...
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Evolving lines with mirror effect

I would like to create evolving lines similar to those in this sequence (starting at 0:28): I know how to reveal lines, but I struggle to make the line moving so ...
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I'm trying to match a title effect, and can't work out how it's done? Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Im trying to match the title and information background from a how to video... It's the light beam background from 0:05 - 0:09 and also the animated light background ...
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How to reproduce this rainbow color feedback effect in After Effects?

I'm trying to reproduce this "color feedback" effect that was popular in the 80's (thanks to the Scanimate) : This one is from the song "Earth, Wind and Fire - Let's groove" Basically it work ...
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Transitions in Premiere Pro CC 2015 with After Effects Sequence

I have two clips in Premiere, to which I want to add a black fade transition. So far that works without a problem. But when I replace the clips with After Effects compositions (because I want to add ...
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Creating a stream of the same object between two points in AE?

I'm trying to create a small animated infographic of how the banking system works. I thought I would represent the flow of money between the banks with dollar bills moving along a path. What's the ...
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How to make this auto-filling text and logo animation?

I found this great video on youtube: and I just love this text animation at the beginning. I mean that one which start like black and auto filling itself with white ...
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Is it possible to mask out unsharp areas of footage with After Effects?

Is there any existing filter/effect, that will automatically mask out the unsharp area of my footage? Let's say I have an object in focus and a lot of depth of field. How do I show only my sharp ...
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Closed shapes with Newton 2

I'm trying to simulate water filling up a closed sphere, but I'm having trouble getting Newton to recognize that my box is empty on the inside but has borders. It only sees my box as a solid object ...
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Sci-Fi intro logo animation

I'm trying to make an intro in After Effects (I'm a beginner) and I was wondering if anyone could assist me in reproducing the following logo animation: In order to dive into this topic and ...
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Motion trail for a layer as it moves

I'm trying to recreate the effect of an error window that duplicates itself as it's dragged along, similar to this: I would like the layer to leave a trace/a copy of itself as I move it around (via ...
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How to create a blinking effect in After Effects CC?

What I want to do is simple conceptually, but I am just not having success with actually doing it. I am creating a short video snippet in After Effects, as part of a larger presentation. The video is ...
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Smoothcam filter vs Warp Stabilizer

To smooth out shaky footage I want to know which of the following apps is the best: Final cut Pro X Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe After Effects CS6
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After Effects added an extra move to the animation, how to get rid of it?

As you can see in the Value Graphic, the second part of the line is a broken line, but I didn't make it that way, and I can't fix that. That causes the shape to continue moving forward a little bit ...
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How was this magic smoke animation done?

Hi I was hoping any experienced video producer could tell me how an animation like the one showing at ~0:29-0:50 on the left side of this video is done?: and is it ...
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No Audio in RAM Preview on a 60fps Composition

I encountered a bizarre problem with Adobe After Effects CC 2015: whenever I try to reproduce a RAM preview of my composition, I can't hear audio and this problem occurs only with composition set up ...
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How to trigger an aerender command from a web page

What's the easiest way to trigger an aerender command from a web page? Using Templater, I can create renders based on google spreadsheets, but I can't find a good description of how to trigger a ...
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After Effects: Generate floating effects (smoke, particles, plasma, light, etc)

how can I creat a effect wich can be seen in this video at 0:19 seconds? Is it generated in after effects with native effects or AE can't do this without external ...
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Duplicate layers X times and move 1 frame each time

I do a lightpainting video on After Effects (CS6 here) where I duplicate my layert to create continuous lines based on a moving light. I have a lot of comps to do and many layers to duplicate, then I ...
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Strike through text After Effects CS6

In most Adobe CS6 apps, the character palette has a strikethrough button. In After Effects CS6, this seems to be missing. Is there a way to do strikethrough in After Effects CS6. Most the tutorials ...
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How to scale a layer in pixelated fashion in After Effects?

How to scale a layer in pixelated fashion? I.e. each pixel of the image will grow to the block of pixels in the final scene without smoothing or blending (see picture below): WORKAROUND To ...
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AE - Imported mp4 seems to be missing audio

I'm new to After Effects, but my experience with video editing so far has been that audio and video are treated separately. When I add an mp4 to my composition, I get the video element, but I can't ...
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Add path operation to multiple shape layers

I have multiple shape layers, and I want to add Wiggle Paths to all of them. One way of course is to manually add to each of them. Is there a way to add it to all of them at once? Specially is there a ...
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Color shifts in Quicktime when playing h264 encoded movie from After Effects

If I preview my project in After Effects all colors appear as they should. However, if I render using either the AE renderer (lossless/best) or Media Encoder (YouTube 1080 H264) the colors are all ...
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Change props of subcomp based on parent comp

This question was asked almost a year ago, and no solutions were offered at that time. The original poster described exactly what was needed in a follow-up comment which can't be linked to directly, ...
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Create a random number each second

In After Effects I am trying my hands at this and would like to add a random number between 45 and 55 in the upper right corner, which should change each second. If I ...
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How to enlarge/zoom into a specific area in After Effects

This may be a simple question but I can't find the answer anywhere online. I have a psd image of a desk with different object on it including paperwork. I want to be able to enlarge/zoom into ...
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After Effects renders with no audio

I've been using after effects cs6 to make intros in my youtube template. They always render without sound. I've been exporting them as avi files. I'm currently making one in an mpeg4 format (assuming ...
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Adobe After Effects CC - stabilize lighting

I have a video of an interview. The lighting of the video keeps bouncing light and dark. Would I be able to fix this through After Effects? How would I be able to. Sorry very new to after effects. ...
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Overshoot expression: Consider variable text width

I have a lower third which resizes to the length of text. Now I want to make a overshoot effect. But.. I have no idea where to put the length of the text into the expression. This is expression ...
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After Effects won't consistently stop previewing video when I ask it to

I'm teaching myself After Effects CC while trying to make a music video. I use the spacebar or the 0 on the numeric keypad to preview my work. When I press one of those keys a second time to stop the ...
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Making a simple animated template for frequent slight changes

I've made an example version of a news video in After Effects that we will be altering weekly. The template might be used by less skilled people and I'd like to know what (if there are) ways to make ...
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Create middle lined mask in vector shape

I have a Illustrator vector shape (It has a shape path around it). But I need a mask line in the middle of the shape. The problem with with doing it by drawing a shape line over it is that I can't get ...