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Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems. It is used in post-production process of film and television production.

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what is the Best Version of after effects to use on my workstation?

i need alittle help please..! I have hpz600 workstation with these spec. Processor: xeon x5650 x2 Memory(RAM): 6*8gb = 48GB total ram Graphic card: Nvidia quadro k620 2gb Vram Windows 10 what version ...
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How to create shred photo in Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects?

I need to create an effect that would tear the photo into small pieces. These pieces should then fly in all directions. How can I do this as effectively as possible in Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe ...
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How do I make long videos using After Effects?

My laptop is Lenovo y700 with 4 gb of Nvidia GTX 960m (not the best but it does the job) and 8 GB RAM. Anyways, I am working on a podcast that ranges from 20-30 mins in length. When we upload it to ...
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How to zoom into a video inside of a mask?

So I am trying to make a small clip wherein I have a solid black layer masked on top of a video to give it a film bar. Now at one point I want to zoom into the video without zooming into the solid ...
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After Effects - Green Screen - Subject Was Filmed Using Different Lens Than Background Image

My subject was filmed in front of a green screen using a different lens than was used for the fake background image. When she moves away from the camera, she looks like a giant against the background ...
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After Effects Video gets “corrupted” when I remove the background

I'm working on a project that requires a transparent background. I've done this before, so I know how it works.. But this time, when I remove the background as to make the video have a transparent ...
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After Effects - Green Screen - Non keyed, overlapping areas make final result look bad

I'm working on a fitness video that was filmed in front of a full body green screen. Most of the subject's body is in front of the green but some of her body overlaps the gym mat. When I key out the ...
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Ways to force-stop or limit extent of After Effects tracking when you can't escape from it?

I've been using tracking in After Effects a lot lately; tracking masks, tracking objects or the camera etc., and whenever I click that play ▶ button, there doesn't seem to be anything I can do to stop ...
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Motion tracking in After Effects 2020 (as well as in 2019) becomes very slow after some time

When I perform motion tracking by 2 points in AE 2020 it starts with good acceptable speed (10-15 fps) and then after about 1000-2000 frames it sometimes become very slow, about 1 fps. The video has ...
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Premiere: Creating title text from clip's creation date

So I have lots of short clips of footage documenting a specific event and the time thereafter. I want to automatically generate a title text that displays a text like XX seconds, XX hours since where ...
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After Effects - Path with cut out

I am trying to animate a logo to create a loader. As part of this animation I want to convert the logo symbol to a 3d object and spin it. I have created a shape layer and pasted a path from ...
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AE - Tracking in Comp different when played backwards?

I've come across a rather strange phenomenon in After-Effects. Here's what I have: I tracked some shaky footage and applied the tracked motion to a null. Then, a camera follows that null, thus ...
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most efficient pipeline for rendering large documents in after effects

I've been making a lot of videos using multi-page A4 size PDFs in AE. What's the most efficient way to do this? The renders take a while. Things I've tried: 1) Split PDF to 1 file per page 2) Convert ...
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After Effects doesn’t handle premultiplied images correctly

I’ve been told by various people in the industry that AFX doesn’t handle premultiplied images correctly and I’ve been able to verify this myself in my own pipeline. I’m just not sure if we are all ...
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How to correctly export a still for use on the web from after effects with the right colour space

Please can someone outline the right steps to export a still (for a thumbnail image, so that the colours don't look washed out when exporting from After Effects. All the answers I can find deal in ...
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Converting AE animations to SVG with bodymovin

I have been trying to export an After Effects animation of an aurora borealis (made with Flux) as an SVG for a website, but every time I export it looks a bit low res and takes up to much space to be ...
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Make a solid push another solid

Here's the situation: I'm not new to After Effects. I've been using it for a while and I could say I'm an intermediate user. My knowledge is limited to everything but expressions. So, I have a white ...
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How can I distinguish a freeze frame from the moving parts of the video?

Im wondering whats a good way for distinguishing (marking) a freeze frame from the moving parts of the video so it will not look like a problem that stopped the video player app? I prefer keeping the ...
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After Effects melting film strip in the old projector

I want to make the effect of a melting film strip in the old projector. Please tell me how this can be done with After Effects? I have all the necessary footages, but after blending it does not look ...
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Audio normalization across multiple clips and for Youtube, in After Effects

I am trying to normalize audio between the clips in my timeline, and at the same time I want to make sure that the overall volume matches Youtube's guidelines. I wonder if I can read the peak ...
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Changing duration of multiple After Effects layers at once

Can I set duration of multiple After Effects (freezed frame) layers to a fixes value (e.g. 4 seconds each) at once?
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How do I dynamically reposition part of a sentence based on the width of a word in the middle of the sentence that will change?

I am looking to build an animation where in the middle of a sentence, a word gets deleted by character, then a new word is retyped on-screen and the back half of the sentence repositions as each ...
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How do I get rid of this time black box at the top of my composition in after effects?

there is a black box at the top of my comp just above where it says cover-19 it does not seem to be a layer and I have not been able to figure out how
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Where are the After Effects workspaces saved?

Is there a way to import custom workspaces from another computer?
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Programs that help you export multi-language videos?

I'm looking for a program that can do multi-language export of video. Let me give an example: I create video with text and I would like to easily add 4 different languages inside each text. The ...
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After Effects What does this Icon mean

Thanks in Advance, Can someone help with explaining what this Icon mean couldn't find any reference, cheers
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Fill a shape layer with a pattern (repeating image) in After Effects

In a Shape Layer I have managed to build myself the following shape, which is basically a circle and a rectangle: I wish to fill that shape with folk-attern.png (repeating) so that it covers the ...
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How to get light swish/trail effect in aftereffects?

Ok Im trying to emulate light path effects in aftereffects like this at this point (the weapon swing): https://youtu.be/6gX-dCaLCo0?t=66 I saw this tutorial, however it only works on windows: https://...
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Is there any way to make text transparent when it is in a shape and make non-transparent when it is outside the shape?

I am a beginner in After Effects. I came to know the TrkMat - Alpha Inverted Matte "Text" option to make the text transparent within a shape like the below image. But when I move the text outside of ...
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How to create outward spiral motion in Adobe After Effects?

I want to create an outward spiral motion in Adobe AE. So how to do it? I found an expression script for it here but it creates an inward spiral motion and I want outward spiral. And I am not able to ...
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Adobe Media Encoder rendering issue

I am quite new to the video editing world. I am trying to follow some of tutorial online on how to render a sequence of timelapse photos with Adobe After Effects and export using Media Encoder Queue. ...
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How do I remove automatic feathering of shape in Adobe After Effects?

Every time I create a new shape layer in Adobe After Effects it has automatically applied some type of feathering to the shape(see image below). How do I remove this? I would like the edges to be ...
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How can I remove the puppet tools and keep the end position in After Effects?

I am using After Effects for some animation, and there I am using the puppet tool to deform the image. I want to keep the end deformed position, but remove the puppet tool from it. Is it possible in ...
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What is the name of this effect in After Effects?

how to create an intro animation just like this: ? What is the name of the effect (time around 00:00:02 until 00:00:05)? I am trying to search it over Youtube but doesn'...
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After Effects 2020 not importing the required file

I'm trying to import ai file named something 1_03.ai but everytime it shows stubborn behaviour, instead it imports something 1_01.ai I tried something 1_02.ai, but again it imported 1_01. Then I ...
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Stroke layer style creates strokes on Illustrator layer inside composition

I came across a weird problem. I guess it's easiest to just share a screenshot: As you can see, I applied the stroke layer style to a composition. That composition contains some shape layers and ...
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After Effects help echo effect

I have applied the echo effect to some text in after effects and notice the text always retracts back to the original. Is there a way to pause the extended echo text for some time before it retracts ...
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Annapurna Logo Effects Recreation

I'm looking to see how to recreate the effects used on the Annapurna Logo. I think it's awesome. Here's a reference: In this they have scan lines and a glowing ...
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How to range-check luma in After Effects?

Where do I find the luma range clip indicator that I have in Final Cut?
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Resize target layer in perspective tracking

I created a perspective corner pin tracker in After Effects. I selected a target, and applied it. Unfortunately, the target is not of the same aspect ratio as the virtual rectangle that I tracked....
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Workflow / Tool to count cuts in footage material

is there a tool or workflow available or how could one solve this problem: counting the cuts within video footage e.g. as a result 'this 8 min piece from "Titanic" has 35 cuts" Thx in advance!
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AE: Limit Characters in random range selector animation

I'm animating a roulette table; above the roulette is an animated text with random numbers untill the winning numbers apears on the roulette table; but the random numbers are from 0-99; i've made it ...
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I want to know how to replicate this certain Effect

Source: (skip to: 11:40) What I basically want to replicate is the overlay on 096's face I am more interested in getting the black squares animated correctly. for ...
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How do i make the different values of two properties change at the same amount in After Effects?

I want to make the value of the Point of Interest of a camera change at the same amount i change the Position, but when i simply pick whip parent the Point of Interest to the position, the former ...
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Sony Vegas VS After Effects for graphic / Keyframe editing

I want to animate "drawings" on people's faces like " X "'s and other lines and I am aware, as far as I know, that in sony vegas that is done via individual frames. Is there another way? Does AE do ...
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After Effects - images get corrupted / ruined picture

As shown in the picture, the image got corrupted: flipped vertically, and damaged... Sometimes I get just a black picture, sometimes other image distortions.
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After Effects render&preview doesn't match timeline

I have a problem with rendering my video. Some layers are invisible until the next layer startpoint, despite the fact that their own startpoint is earlier, and some layers are left in the bacground of ...
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Video blurry after Rendering in After Effects CS6

In After Effects I edited a 1080p video. The preview of the final composition looks fine, however the rendered output is very blurry (looks like 480p instead of 1080p). Original video properties: ...
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Vox-style dynamic charts in Final Cut Pro X

I am wondering how I could replicate dynamic charts like those made by Vox in Final Cut Pro X. For instance, like this dynamic graph found here ("The big lesson from South Korea's coronavirus ...
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Removing Video artefacts (coloured blocks) Premier ,After Effects or other software

I've have some 8mm tapes going back to 1990 which I'm getting into my PC via a Sony Digital 8 camera that can digitize the analog tapes and shunt the data over using Firewire. Most of the tapes are ...

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