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The selected answer already addresses your question with this specific effect, but if you run into other similar situations where you want to see your results while editing, you can either add another Comp Viewer window, or lock the one you're using. At the top-left of the comp preview, there's a small dropdown where you can choose which comp to display, ...


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Don't apply the brush tool to the solid - apply it to your photo instead. There is an option in the tool to choose whether to apply the brush over the image, or to reveal the image. When you're drawing your brush strokes, set it to apply over the image. When you're ready to animate the strokes, set it to reveal the image.


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Just to add to the previous responses: While there's nothing quite like Git for the video world, there are Digital Asset Management/Media Asset Management tools that can more or less do the same thing - version control and permission/user management (they also do a lot more, as they're really built as libraries for your media). For years, I used Apple's ...


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Version control in the sense of Git isn't very practical in the video world. You would need to make a specific version control tool for every audio and video tool out there as all work with their own project formats. But being able to read these formats is just one thing, then you also need the render engine of that tool to show diff's. Though all of these ...


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If you enable it in the preferences After Effects and Premiere automatically make incremental saves of the project files. These incremental saves could be used to revert to previous versions, which is like a very basic implementation of version control (you might want to increase the number of versions from 5 though). FCP has a "restore from previous ...


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This may get down-votes since it's so manual and doesn't have perfect video quality, but I'll offer it anyway. CREATING THE GENERIC TRANSITION Bring 30 clips into a project. Shrink the scale of all of them. Drag them onto the timeline so they're all playing at the same time. Position them in a grid. Export that project in the best possible quality you ...


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You could also pre-comp the second smaller layer, then apply the scale inside the comp. Getting the timing on the keyframes would be harder, as you'd be inside another timeline, but if you position your time cursor at the point where you want to begin the scaling, then double click into the "inner" comp, the second timeline cursor will be in the right place. ...


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What you can do if you don't want to animate your layer unlinked from your mask (in that case use a track matte like you found out already), is to create a quick dummy layer like a solid, cut the mask(s) from your source layer and paste it to the dummy, scale the source layer and paste back the masks, they will keep their global position and scale throughout ...


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After some serious Google time I found a solution. Here is the link, but just in case is gets removed this is what they said to do. You want to use a track matte. Create a mask on a solid layer that lies on top of the layer you want to cut out. Then click on the TrkMatte dropdown menu on your footage layer, select Alpha Matte. Here's the layer order for ...


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The easiest way to do this is to sync the scaling and make a cross dissolve between them as you do the scaling. You want it to fade fairly quickly as you work your way in. One layer would be the many images in whatever arrangement you want, the other would be the overall logo. This is also often the technique used for doing a smooth zoom in on a satellite ...


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I know that cmd clicking on the time stamp in the left corner alternates between frames and seconds Thats exactly whats happening here.You switched to frames so After Effects is showing the frame count instead of a second count. Do a ctrl click on the time stamp and you will get seconds.


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Version control doesn't really have as much of a place in video editing because it is by nature non-destructive. At the core of any NLE, the output is actually something known as an Editing Decision List or EDL. This is extremely analogous to the history in Lightroom as that history is a record of all changes that have been applied in order. NLEs work ...



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