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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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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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It's a lot of matte painting. While the video is still running, they animate a semi-transparent shape (probably made in Illustrator or something similar) and animate the shape in over it. As soon as the painting finishes, they switch to a frozen shot of the last frame and seem to transition to the painted version of that frame. It's hard to tell exactly ...


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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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Save the project in XML file format, do as you already did, open it in a text editor, find-replace the name. Open the modified file in AE and re-save it in its normal binary format (aep). Size shouldn't be an issue since renaming a file doesn't change it size. It seems like you have edited the aep file? Hope this helps! More on the topic here: ...


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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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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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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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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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Add a Slider to your Null Object. Alt-click on the stopwatch next to the one of the volume controls that you want to control. This will open the Expressions box for the volume control, and a pick-whip icon will appear. Drag from the pick-whip to the Slider in your Null. Some code will appear in the Expressions box, something like: temp = ...


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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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An SSD is a replacement for a hard drive, not a replacement for RAM. RAM previews are rendered into your computer's system RAM, not to internal storage (and then you can save the RAM preview to disk if you wish). Having said that, I recently replaced a 7200rpm internal hard drive in my macbook pro, and added some more RAM. It makes a huge difference to ...


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Not sure on the AVI but kept searching and found http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=18827 What OS are you using? Vista 64 bit has codec issues, so if it is indeed a Vista 64 bit you need to export as a series of images (which is best anyway) and compile it in after effects. I'm on Windows 7 so don't know why it was an issue ...


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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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The easiest way is to use Track Mattes. This will let you use one layer to automatically 'mask' another layer without the need for manual masking. Take your square adjustment layer and make any effect changes you want, then create a new adjustment layer (make sure its comp size to fit fully over the video). Place this new layer (background adjustment ...


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Based on the link you added in your comment, I would say you could use After Effects, and Premiere for this very easily...there may be easier/cheaper solutions but essentially what you are going for is pretty easy to make Graphic designing aside you could probably learn and do this in a day or two, if you have any sort of background in photoshop or ...


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I think you should use the "Bad TV" plugin to achieve this effect. It has a setting to glitch images, and make them look as though the encoding has broken: http://aescripts.com/bad-tv/ An example: ...


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Use ClipWrap to convert the MTS file into a Quicktime Movie file (e.g. ProRes 422 codec). There's a free version and a paid version - both will do what you need: http://www.divergentmedia.com/clipwrap Handbrake will also do this, I believe: http://allmybrain.com/2010/01/05/handbrake-can-convert-mts-files-for-mac/


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You could add some randomization to applying a redish orange color to the scene, but really, without 3d depth information it isn't going to work all that well. Lighting falls differently based on distance from the source and angle of incidence and you can't compute that information easily or accurately from a flat frame.


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Sadly this isn't really answerable in an exact way. There is simply too many variables at play. How much motion is in your source and final videos as well as how computationally and memory dependent your effects that you are applying will all impact the overall performance. Your best bet for getting an idea of the performance increase is to look at what ...


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Paint on a solid layer (in the layer panel). Select the path of the paint object by putting a keyframe on the paint effect's brush in the timeline and copying that keyframe. Now add a mask by right-clicking on the layer and choosing a 'new mask'. Put a keyframe in the mask on the timeline. Select that keyframe and paste. Now you can turn off the eyeball ...


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If you use the brush on a layer, it actually applies the "paint" effect to the layer. If you paint on a layer with the brush and expand the properties for effects>paint>brush 1> you'll see that there is a start and end setting that can be animated, allowing you to animate the stroke.


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From what I'm reading, it looks like it may just be [R,G,B] where each value is a floating point number between 0 and 1. I'm looking in the Adobe After Effects Scripting Guide. Every method I can find that accepts a color value simply uses an array like that. Update: While certain scripting methods take a 3 parameter RGB value, other expressions require ...


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It's two very basic tools in After Effects. The first is simply either a perspective correction or a 3d transform depending on which way you want to do it coupled with an x/y movement across the frame. There are also a few different ways you can approach the blur such as using a layer as the basis of the amount of blur and using a mask or using a filter ...


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24 FPS should be plenty smooth, anything about 15fps should appear fairly smooth to the human eye. There are two possibilities I can think of, first, you may be encoding to a fairly low compression format that produces large files, if so, your computer may be having trouble displaying the frames in time. This can result in lag or frame skips which make the ...


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While it's fairly easy for it to figure out the camera position from the shot, it is not nearly as easy for it to identify subjects cleanly. In order to do what you are talking about, the subject would have to be identified and extracted from the background without any extra bits coming along. Computer vision algorithms simply aren't that advanced yet and ...



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