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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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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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How to upscale the dv 4:3 to dv 16:9 and maintain its quality while scaling

I m working with two different footages dv 4:3 and dv 16:9. I wanted to make the project in 16:9 and upscale the 4:3 footages in 16:9 .. Is there any plugin or method that can be done without loosing ...
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After Effects - output formats

Why do I only have these formats in my output? Where's Windows Media Format?
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How to sync motion and music in After Effects

There's a video of a man, drawing something. There's a violin symphony music. I want to sync the video, I mean the movements of hand with the symphony. For example, I want the hand to move fast, ...
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Combining high res photo with low res video in a static shot

Suppose I have a 1080p video of a static shot with minimal motion and little change in lighting, and a higher res (~ 18 megapixels) still photograph of the same setup. How would I go best about using ...
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Black title changes colour when exporting MXF ???

Been asked by client to export in MXF format. Never done that before (worked within PP with MXF, just never exported to that). At the end of the ad I've made a very simple after effects title/call to ...
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One Frame Flash

In Scott Pilgrim VS The World there is this three frame sequence: The second frame seems to be actually lit much more, not just made brighter by an After Effects adjustment layer. How was this ...
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After Effects render on AWS EC2

I want to render my After Effects projects on an EC2 Windows AMI for better performance, but they only allow Windows Server editions which are no supported by Adobe. Will it work if I install After ...
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After Effects - Recreate a “distortion” or a special Radial Blur effect / Slowly pitch sound down

I would like to re-create an effect from the game Dishonored. The FX happens when I teleport or when I slow down time, the screen gets some radial blur and a strange kind of distortion at the edges. ...
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Invalid DICT array size (83::2) in After Effects

What does the error "After Effects error: invalid DICT array size (83::2)" mean? Is this a serious problem? How can I fix it?
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Simulate parenting, (or un-parent) in after effects

I have a flat layer in AE that is parented to another flat object in 3D space (both are .ai files). The trouble is when I export to Cinema 4D Lite, the motion of the parented object is not the same ...
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Import .flac to after effects cs6

How can i import a simple .flac audio file to After Effects ? I didn't find one single plugin/presets and answer at adobe site.
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Superimposing 2d photoshop cartoon into video footage

I am using after effects and I want to place a drawing of a character behind a person in the video footage to make it look like the character is standing in the distance behind the person in the film. ...
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How to achieve the short particle bursts in this gif?

I've tried to create the short bursts similar to this gif but I can't seem to get the exact effect. I'm using particle world in after effects. Another problem I'm running into is the texture has some ...
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How do you get the highest quality type in After Effects?

I'm a complete beginner to After Effects and Premier Pro. When I typed directly into After Effects and then did a "Best Settings" render my text looks a bit pixelated. Is this the best quality AE can ...
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How did they make the nice moving shots in this video?

https://prismic.io/ - has a very nice explainer video and I was wondering how they made the nice "tilted" sliding effect on the screencast video? Also... how are they making the video being focused on ...
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Automate turning on and off Twixtor effect in After Effects

While using Twixtor in After Effects, you can automate the speed of the clip by manipulating the "Speed %" under "Output Control". Now, since there's no good way to do time-remapping natively in After ...
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Why does After Effects not enable me to work with 60FPS?

For a short student film, I'd like to be able to work with shots that are 60FPS. For some reason I dont see this option:
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How to export footage and burn a 16:9 PAL DVD for playback on television

I have searched everywhere and consulted many people yet no one seems to know how to solve this problem. I have created a large project in After Effects in 16:9 format: 1280x720 Square Pixels ...
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Auto-Orient, Wrong Rotation on Last Keyframe in After Effects

I have an issue with the Transform | Auto-orient option. I does work in general but at the very last keyframe the object's rotation changes apruptly. How can I avoid that? I am using After ...
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Bad yet good framerate after exporting through Media Encoder

Lately, I've been getting a weird issue with my Media Encoder exports. I usually import 2 files through After Affects CC: an "intro" one and the main movie, both at lossless quality, and export the ...
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How long should the maximum length of an exr sequence be? [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a maximum length for an exr image sequence or an image sequence in general. In After Effects I'm having trouble to load long exr image sequences The Image sequence is ...
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How to render MP4 using After Effects Script with Adobe Media Encoder

I can add my composition to Adobe Media Encoder Queue using below command app.executeCommand(3800); Now how i can render it from Adobe Media Encoder using render command like this aerender ...
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Centered motion tracking with Mocha AE/Pro and After Effects?

I haven't been able to figure out yet how I get stabilized footage from mocha Pro to After Effects. I start a new project, import my footage and am able within mocha Pro to get a nice motion tracking ...
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Set variables on imported comp?

Using After Effects CS6, I'd like to import one project (ProjA) into another project (ProjB). Let's say that ProjA has some text that I want to customize from ProjB. I'd like to be able to import ...
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AE Error : Imager Buffers exceed internal limits. Decrease the memory requirements for the rendering of this frame. (12804)

I'm kinda new to AE and having a weird issue while trying to render a 1920x1080 Composition. After rendering about 10seconds, i get the following error: I've checked all of my objects and i have ...
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What is a description along the bottom of a video generally called?

Sorry about the terrible title question. I'll edit it if I get an answer to be more useful to others, or you're welcome to do so. I'm trying to find tutorials and even inspiration for stuff like the ...
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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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Video blurry after dragging it to composition

I am having an issue with a video that I am adding effects to. The video is clear when I import it, but when I drag it on to a composition, it gets blurry.
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How to change the pace of imported mov video clip in after effects

Sorry for noob question or a possible duplicate. We got a .mov inside a AE project. What we are trying to do is change the tempo of this so duration isn't 4 sec for example, but instead cause our ...
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How to move a layer only in one direction?

Is it possible to just move a layer along one axis, eg x? I need to move many layers individually in a 3D space, but only along one axis. It would be much quicker if I could lock all axis but one, ...
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Intersecting animated masks

As a quick demonstration, here's an illustration; So I have two shapes (2 and 3), which intersect (4). I want to animate the position (possibly also scale) of these two shapes, while having footage ...
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Can't add Motion Blur to layer imported from Photoshop

I can't enable Motion Blur on this layer: Any ideas what could be wrong?
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Is there a way to link the animation of two layers?

I am building a kinetic type-style video and am struggling to get some of the animations to sync correctly. In this particular example I am trying to have a text box (imported .ai file) rotate with ...
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Adobe After Effects vs. Final Cut Express for chroma keying

Which is better for chroma keying, Adobe After Effects or Final Cut Express and why?
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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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Simple Prowl notifications for After Effects render completion

I want to be able to receive push notifications to my iPhone when After Effects completes a render. I used to use Prowl v1.5.2 & Growl v2.1.3 combined with this script (.jsx file)to do this, but ...
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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 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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Waving flag in After Effects from vector

Could anyone provide some insight on how to go about animating a vector flag (such as the one pictured below) to wave in the wind. Simultaneously, how could also animate what's "printed" on the flag ...
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3D composition shows up as 2D in main project view?

Camera [comp 3D] ellipse mask in z-axis layer1 2D layer2 2D layerN 2D The layers are aligned in the Z-axis along the ellipse, forming a 3D text by the layers. When I'm inside the ...
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Fill shape layer with an image (after effects)

How can I fill a shape, with an image in After effects? For example, something like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/Europe_flags.png I found an answer somewhere that I need ...
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Making the camera travel through a hole in a letter

I need to know if there is a way for a camera to travel through a hole in a letter or something flashy like a portal in After Effects CC.
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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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Working with Frame Rates & Slow Motion in Adobe Premiere

I'm a very new beginner to video editing, but I am trying to do the best job I can. I saw this tutorial about "slow-motion basic techniques": I learned the ...
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Can you mask a parent null object in Adobe After effects?

Is it possible to create one mask or track matte mask on a parent null layer that applies to all child layers? Only way I've figured out is to apply a track matte to every layer I want masked which ...
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Cleaning tracked keyframes in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects and played with Mocha for After Effects a bit (which is v.easy to pick up) and was wondering: If I have a bunch of dense set of keyframes as a result of tracking, is there an ...
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Motion and shape tracking in After Effects CS5.5

My footage consists of someone with black sunglasses moving his head tilting slowly back and forth. The glass of the sunglasses is visible in the footage. In the beginning the head is tilted back, the ...