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comment Layer dimensions in after effects
This answer still has an error. The scale is always relative to the layer, whether it's a solid, adjustment layer or external layer. If you make a 10 X 10 pixels solid or adjustment layer in a 100 X 100 pixels comp the scale will still say 100%, not 10%.
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comment Layer dimensions in after effects
Yes, if you just want to know the dimensions this is simpler. Doing it with an expression means you can use that value dynamically to drive other things. So it depends on what you want to do.
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comment How to render own view instead of Active camera in after effects
Please put the image in your question instead of linking to another site. Many people are justifiably wary of downloading and opening random files on the internet.
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comment Premiere Pro CS6 Won't Install on Windows 10
How much space do you have on the hard drive? It looks like the warnings might be telling you that there isn't enough space.
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comment Premiere Pro CS6 Won't Install on Windows 10
Are the checkboxes greyed out? What happens if you click or hover over the warning "!" icons?
Apr
28
comment 8bit vs 10bit vs 12bit
I use 12 bit footage in production, it's huge, but it has the advantage that the video has waaay more latitude for grading: you can pull down over-exposed shots and bring up details in shadows without it all turning to mush, like 8-bit footage does if you push it too hard. However if you aren't going to process the video any more you don't need the extra latitude, especially if the extra info didn't exist in the first place. Sure, 10 or 12 bits will mean less quantisation error but quantisation error is trivial compared to the losses you get in a lossy codec.
Apr
27
comment Video codec for progressive enhancement
Quick! get a patent!
Apr
27
comment Video codec for progressive enhancement
Wouldn't the problem be that the player would have to download each stream entirely before it could play? Though I guess you could download GOPs so that you download GOP1-low, GOP1-mid, GOP1-hi, then GOP2-low, GOP2-mid etc., only downloading what you can in the time available.
Apr
27
comment 8bit vs 10bit vs 12bit
And it depends on what you mean by better: if you're talking about storage size then 10 bit is 25% worse than 8 bit, and 12 bit is 50% worse. If storage and drive speed is not an issue then obviously throwing more data at it will make the encoding better, but the difference in quality might not match the increase in size.
Apr
27
comment How can I make videos like Minute physics
You could use Animate (aka Flash) to do that, or draw the strokes in Illustrator and animate in After Effects. One thing you will need is a pressure-sensitive graphics tablet, like a Wacom.
Apr
27
comment Layer dimensions in after effects
When I first read this I thought you were saying that you could change the value in the scale numerical box to pixels, and I was all: "what?! I never knew that!". But then I tried it and realised what you meant. A good suggestion though.
Apr
27
comment rate stretch tool on premier
Do you know what codec the clips are?
Apr
27
comment rate stretch tool on premier
The framerate of the composition won't make the clips "green and damaged", and changing the frame rate will affect all the other non-stretched clips. I really don't see how that would be a solution to this problem.
Apr
26
comment Choosing a Video Camera
And since the OP mentioned DSLRs it's worth noting that DSLRs generally shoot compressed 4:2:0, though there are some 3rd party hacks around which can improve this.
Apr
26
comment Puppet Tool Distort in 3D (Z Axis)
That's a job for a 3D animation package, like blender: blender.org (or any of the other 3D packages out there)
Apr
26
comment Blending Mode Options Missing After Effects
That looks very strange. Lights and Cameras don't have blending modes, but precomps and normal layers (even nulls and guide layers) should. Have you tried restarting AE?
Apr
26
comment After Effects: controlling slider in ExtendScript
Sounds like you need to know about Redefinery's RD_Gimme_Props script. It's a script that allows you to find the correct path for any composition element: bit.ly/1XTIzh0 There's a whole bunch of tools there for extendscript developers.
Apr
16
comment What software is used to add animated characters to live TV?
My guess is that this was done as a pre-recorded spot, with trump animated and added in post.
Apr
15
comment how to animate dots in sequence
You could create an animated gradient as the picture layer in the technique above to control when the dots popped on.
Apr
13
comment Automated rendering in after effects
@HansMeiser After Effects scripts ≠ expressions. Expressions can't replace footage items, change the project or be run from the command line, but Extendscript can.