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How do you zoom in (animated) on a portion of your canvas?

I'm using After Effects to create a Motion graphic and I would like to make the animation zoom in on a specific point, do something and then zoom out again. To clarify what I exactly try to achieve: ...
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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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Keying + Tracking onto Tablet/Smartphone with Green Screen Display in Adobe Premiere or After Effects

I shot a commercial and in the commercial we have people holding an ipad or iphone and the screen of the devices were green like the pics below. Now I have to overlay some UI/UX from apps and web ...
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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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Frame stacking effect in After Effects

If I have a locked-off camera filming an athlete moving through the frame, how could I stack the frames so that every new frame of movement was layered on top of the next? Assuming the background ...
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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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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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Masking messes up in after effects after rendering

I've been masking all day today and everything has worked perfectly up until now. I did my usual mask and then rendered it but upon render everything screwed up. I have tried it multiple times and ...
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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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is it possible to composite two video with different zoom speed

I wanted to composite the video with two different zoom speed. One video is matted video and one is background with zoom shot. So if it is possible ..can anyone help me how to do this.
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After Effects CC slant effect crops artwork

I'm a newbie to AE so there's probably a simple answer to this. So I've imported some art from illustrator and dropped in on the stage. I then Create shapes from vector layer. Then I apply the effect ...
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How do I create this slide/bouncy effect in After Effects?

The news channel in my country is using a nice bouncy/slide effect. Now I'm trying to recreate that in After Effects. I tried many effects and expressions, Googled a lot and watched many tutorials. ...
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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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After Effects stroke effect doesn't play

In After Effects I am trying to apply the Stroke effects to characters as described in this video: My Screen: Although as you can see even just going at the middle ...
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Trim the part of composition in After Effects along with its key frames

I want to trim a composition b/w the two Composition marker (1) and Composition marker (2): You see there are many layers with different key frames and I want to trim everything which lies in the ...
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after effects - circular trim path

I have an animated circle shape layer with trim paths applied to it and the end percent animated from 0% to 100%. But half way through the animation, the circle path seems to close itself. How can i ...
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AfterEffects Gradient Along Path

I'm trying to animate a worm-like shape from a coiled position to a more loose position in After Effects. I figured out how to make the vector line in After Effects and get it to do what I want, but ...
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How to fix fragmentation when rotating a shape in AE?

Working on a caption animation and after rotating my arrow it left a strange fragment, almost like a stroke that got left behind. I'm looking at the white line on the top arrow: I've tried finding ...
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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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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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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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No audio during footage preview

I'm using AfterEffects CS6 on Windows 7. During footage preview/playback, I never get any audio. I have the Mute Audio option in the Preview panel turned off (audio is not muted). I checked the Edit ...
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Speeding up workflow for creating subtitles

I'm creating a series of videos that have subtitles that appear one word at a time. My workflow gets me through about 1 minute of subtitles every 45 minutes, and I feel like there could be a faster ...
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How do I animate an image based on relative position in after effects?

When I add text to an after effects project there's an "animate" triangle I can click which lets me animate the position of the text from 0.0, 0.0. This is great because if I duplicate that layer and ...
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Working with Premiere and After Effects

I am doing a video project now where one of my goals is to learn proper video editing. I will make some effects in After Effects, but will doing the cut in Premiere. I know these softwares will be a ...
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How can I seamlessly loop with turbulent displace filter in AE?

Please have a look at my website solstice.co.il on a chrome browser. On the left you see a looping movie of the tree wobbling around. This was made by tweening the evolution filter of the turbulent ...
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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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Can you render Adobe Premiere or After Effects projects on Linux using a render manager?

I'm looking for a way to render Premiere or Edius projects on linux via command line. As you may know, there are a lot of render managers like Deadline, Render Pal or Smedge in order to build a ...
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How to view my project elements while working in a composition?

Is there a way to see other project elements when working in a composition to be able to align and synchronized the elements of the animation one with the others? When I open up a composition to ...
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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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How to get a higher FPS without changing speed video through Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro CC2014 letting the software create the missing images

I have a video that has been recorded at 7 FPS. I noticed that in the Windows properties of the video file, it is tagged as 25 FPS, and I see that the recorder has inserted each second fake frames ...
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Merging two Comps, Adobe After Effects

I want to merge two comps in after effects so, when I play contents from both layers shows. At the current time the upper composition dont allow the lower composition to display its contents.
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How to mimic color profile in After Effects?

Let's get this out in the open...yes, I am editing a picture with After Effects, it's just easier for me. Anyway, I kind of did something stupid... I took a photo with my band friends a year ago and ...
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AE: Hide object after random time

So, I've a bunch of objects inside a composition and my ideia is the following: I want to create an expression in one of them that will change the opacity of that object to 0 after a random time. ...
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How to stabilize video with points? After Effects CS6

I have problem with one of my shots. I don't know how to "stabilize" video with four points. Link here In this GIF I tracked four points. How can I make them fixed? I'm using After Effects CS6
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Audium spectrum as particel emitter - After Effects

I'm playing around with audio reaction in After Effects and I'm trying to create an audio spectrum, that acts as a particle emitter. So the bars not only jump up when that frequency is present, but ...
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Cannot Grab Graph Editor Handles Intermittently in After Effects

On my desktop version of After Effects (not Laptop) I can only sometimes grab handles and béziers—clicking and dragging sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Usually I keep trying until something ...
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I keep on getting a brownish-green hue around me

I always get a brownish-green hue around me when I edit out the green screen in after effects. Is the problem the lighting, green screen editing, etc. Can someone please help.
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Old layer shows up when playing the timeline without video

A while ago I made a short test animation. It was a red circle on a white background. Every time I create a new project or composition, there is always a picture of that red circle. The only time it ...
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Changing acceleration of animation path

I'm sorry if this question has been asked before but the search showed up nill for me. It could be I'm wording this wrong to be honest but I appreciate and help. Essentially I have a shape that I ...
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How to create a seamless loop in AE without a dissolve or crossfade?

I am a beginner AE user and a much more proficient Ps user. Can I somehow duplicate the comp and lower opacity of the top one and move the bottom one on the timeline to manually line up frames so ...
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How do I recreate this Annotation effect In After Effects?

I found this annotation effect that I really like. and would like to recreate in After Effects. Does anyone know how to do it? https://vimeo.com/42220418 Thanks
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Software to capture high quality screen-casts

I want to record video tutorials but I can't get the program to capture my screen with high quality, and not just that, when I try to edit it in After Effects scaling and positioning the fonts and ...
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Puppet tool - how do I make the arms stay attached to the same points on the body?

Trying to make following character's body wiggle a bit, using the puppet tool: The face and arms are on separate layers as they will need to move independently. When the body moves via the puppet ...
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Adobe After Effects MP4 Export Issue

I'm trying to export a composition from Adobe After Effects. My Comp is 1280x720, and ideally I'd export with an mp4 container, and h264 video codec. Problem is, After Effects is giving me a PAR ...
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Move mask inside precomposition in After Effects?

I have a movie in after effects. I created a color key, applied a simple choker and then added a mask. When I move the mask point, it is offset by the simple choker value - so I thought I would ...
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Video Rendering at 2x Speed [duplicate]

The video rendered at a normal speed before seen here (it just is missing audio in the first half): https://youtu.be/pMf5JLBIPQk Now that I got the audio working in the first half (AE - Composition ...
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Stroke animation on multiple paths

I am trying to animate a stroke effect in After Effects on a large number of paths imported from Illustrator (in my case a vector graphic world map). When I convert the illustrator file to shapes, the ...
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Ghost position keyframes in After Effects [duplicate]

I have an animation in After Effects where I am animating a slider to move up and down at certain points. The slider should be mainly stationary, but moves occasionally in line with other actions on ...
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In affter effect cs 6, I don't know why i cannot use mask with effects

I try to edit a video clip, like a steady cam and slow motion, using a mask and Time Warp in after effect. But, whenever i select any effect in Effect menu of a menu bar, the mask is not working. ...