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I'm pretty sure it hasn't changed since CS3 (in fact It's been the same for as long as I can remember): in Edit > Templates > Render Settings >. Another way of getting to this dialogue is from the Render Settings drop-down in the render queue. At the bottom of the list of templates in the drop-down is Make Template… Choosing that brings up the ...


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It is often called a lower third because it is a bar often appearing in the lower third of the image. Also sometimes a name plate or title plate.


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I can't give an After-Effects specific answer, but maybe this will help.. 1 - If you want to color a specific part of the image, deal with "region based filtering." In DaVinci-speak, that's Power Windows. Masks, Shapes, Roto. However you phrase it. That's how you tell the computer what part of the image you want to effect. Tie the mask to a tracker so ...


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If you are trying to do editing, you are using the wrong program. Adobe After Effects is an effects and compositing program. It is designed to make alterations to clips of video that can then be used together. It is not designed for editing clips together. If you wish to do video editing, you want a piece of software known as a Non Linear Editor (or ...


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If you want to Preview Audio you need to use RAM Preview... Press 0 on the number pad [shortcut key for Ram Preview], then you can hear the audio. Press [0] on the Numberpad.


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Let me start by saying what they did there is actually far, Far, FAR simpler than you think. I'll try to break it down shot by shot what is going on. On the title, there are three main elements. The first element fades in on a time lapse of clouds moving across the mountain. This appears to be the same time lapse they use a few seconds later for the ...


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Simply copy the two animated masks to the 4th footage file and set them to "Intersect" instead of "Add". Then they will only reveal the footage that they are applied to when they intersect with another mask. Then put this footage files layer ontop of the others. Here a screenshot as a reference.


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They call this the rolling shutter effect. Also known as the jello or wobble effect and is caused by the side to side motion of cameras that have the CMOS sensor. The rolling shutter effect can be caused by: fast moving objects, moving or panning the camera quickly, or camera vibrations. Why does this happen? The CMOS sensor on the camera reads ...


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When you shoot from further away you use a "longer" lens, in other words a lens with a longer focal length. This has a few effects, that you'll have to fake to make it look real. First, the perspective tends to get flattened with long lenses. You've probably seen this in the classic cinema trope of a long shot of a crowd walking along a footpath, where ...


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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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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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Its been a long time since I've been in AE, but you could do this a few ways. You could physically layer a clip of the effect(with transparency) over the section you want to 'flash', or select the frame and tweak the saturation until it looks right. Jim has a good point about splitting it into 3 frames. It will look much less harsh, but it will make timing ...


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I'm not an AE user, but if it has the concept of an effect layer, you can add a track above your clip that has one frame of 'brighten' or blowout. Alternatively, split your clip into three -- pre-glow, the hot frame, post-glow.


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After Effects is not designed as an editing platform. Audio preview only works when you do a RAM Preview and pre-render all the frames for the content you are previewing. You never get Audio with the real-time preview. The intent behind RAM Preview is that it lets you check the final quality of the render prior to writing it to disk, but it isn't really ...


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As currently stated, the answer is, you can't. The only thing special about that video is that it is very well planned out and coordinated with lots of lighting making it almost certainly outside your budget to reproduce something similar. The video work itself is all actually fairly basic. Any camera with a decent dynamic range and sharpness could ...


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Assuming the lighting is solid, you should be in good shape. I haven't used the keying features of iMovie, but I can give you a few tips for After Effects. I'll defer to any power users of AE's keying functionality to chime in with more specific advice. First, you'll probably want to start with the Keylight plugin (from The Foundry). It should come bundled ...


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I would probably start from the smallest orbit and work my way out. If you adjust the anchor point for each object that is rotating, a simple rotation keyframe should make it rotate around the center. Once you have the smallest thing rotating, you include that composition in another composition and adjust the anchor point similarly to make it rotate around ...


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You can scale down everything in your composition by pre-comping everything and then shrinking the size of that pre-comp. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "when I adjust the comp size the footage stays the same". If you mean that when you change the composition size, the footage extends beyond the new border of the comp, then pre-comping and scaling ...


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You can do it without the added complexity of precomposing. Look in the File> Scripts> menu, there's a script there called scale Composition.jsx. Run it, type in the new width, height or percentage and hit the button. Done. Scripts are a useful, but rather neglected part of the AE tool set.


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I needed a similar animation recently and I gave up on creating the entire animation from scratch. This is what I did instead - I used a green screen and captured my hand doing the animation on video. For this purpose, it doesn't need to be a production quality green screen setup, I just used a green cloth on a table, a camera on a tripod from above and few ...


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Unless you need it make sure you are using the Classic 3D rendering mode and not the "Ray-Traced 3D" renderer. You can see and change the renderer in the top right corner of your comp view or just go into the composition settings menu through the top menu bar. If you are in need of using the RayTraced 3D renderer click on the options menu and increase the ...


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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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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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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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Try using CC Sphere on a large texture instead. It will wrap the texture into a sphere, which you can then move around in two dimensions. If you need to pass the spheres behind or in front of each other, you could place the layers in 3D space, even though the spheres will still really be flat layers. The other option would be to use some particle ...


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CC Ball is a video effect to make an array of balls that video can be displayed on. It isn't designed for making circles that you can move around like this. What you want is a 3D shape object. Unfortunately, unless you have a 3rd party tool like Blender to make a geometry you can import, there isn't an easy way to make a true sphere in AE. The only ...


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I'm currently following this tutorial and at 12:44 i think i got the same problem as you did in this situation. When I turned on "Accept lights" my text turned white to my ...


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The standard way to deal with this is to use color calibration. Unfortunately, color accuracy on consumer devices tends to be all over the charts. There is no way to guarantee that the color will be similar, even on multiple of the same model of device, or even on the same exact device over time. Thus, the best practice is to setup a color calibrated ...


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Darby Edelen posted an answer on Creative Cow.[enter link description here][1] You won't be able to define any spatial paths any other way, but this should work: d = 5; fd = d * 2; p1 = [200, 500]; p2 = [500, 200]; t = (time - inPoint) % fd; if(t <= d) linear(t, 0, d, p1, p2); else linear(t, d, fd, p2, p1); This starts from p1 at the ...


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I found this post helpful: Preventing a Mask From Animating Create a comp size solid above your text layer. Apply the mask to the solid. Set the Track Matte setting of your text layer to Alpha Matte. The text layer will now adopt the alpha channel of the masked solid. You can freely animate the text and mask independently. I did ...



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