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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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Footage feels “faster” when exporting from After Effects

I'm editing a project with premiere, and using After Effects to edit some of the footage (color corrections, some masking etc'). All raw footage was captured with a Canon 550D, 1280*720 at 50fps. My ...
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How can I do Camera Tracking of turnaround Camera Shot?

Hope you are doing well. I am working on a Slow Motion Video in which Camera is rotating around a person on a dolly. I want to do 3D Camera Tracking of this Shot. I have tried it Using Adobe After ...
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Plugins for Character Rigging

Are there any plugins or scripts that make it easy to create Character Rigging? I just watched a video that shows something I've never seen in AE. Is this something I can incorporate into the ...
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Object removal in After Effects via Content-Aware?

I have footage from a drone, and there's a rather unsightly floating thing that I'd like to remove. I've heard that one could export this video as frames and use Photoshop's built in "Content-Aware" ...
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Are there any recent 64-bit VFW screen capture codecs out there?

I'm currently editing some video screen capture recordings I did under Linux using recordMyDesktop (basically OGG Theora video files). Since there's currently no way to import Theora video into After ...
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After Effects quality drops

I am trying to make a animation. There is a 3D animation which is sharp, I need to put some layers over it with descriptions about some parts that are shown. The original video is extremly sharp, but ...
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Timelapse Countdown Timer in After Effects

I'm sure someone out there must have done this before, but how do I create a countdown timer with hours, minutes and seconds that starts from a specific time and counts down at 71.928x speed? 71.928x ...
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Tracking box to full viewport

Basically, I've recorded a video of gameplay on my DS console using a camcorder, and I want to: Remove the shaky movement caused by me not having a tripod Stretch the screen to cover the entire ...
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Choosing a frame-rate for an animation project

How do you choose a framerate for an animation project? In this case I know the exact context where the video will be displayed (company's head office, on a 51" HD TV) and it needs to look really ...
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.mov file is not playing video in After Effects

I've recorded 7 videos yesterday. All recorded on a Canon 5D Mark III. The files are playing fine from Finder and Quicktime. But when I import them to After Effects, only one of them is not playing ...
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After Effects Reusable Models and Rigs

I just started learning AE and video editing in general. My purpose is to animate 2d characters. I have not found an explanation online possibly because I'm not using the right terms. It seems very ...
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After Effects P/B-frames aka motion vectors for Datamosh replication

I am trying to replicate Datamoshing with After Effects. I'm close but I need to link the displacement map to motion vectors rather than just colors and brightness values. I know AE recognizes motion ...
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Blending Mode Options Missing After Effects

I'm trying to change my blending mode on After Effects CC 2015, but I have no options on certain layers. Only 2 of my layers have options to change the blending mode. How do I change it so all of my ...
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Proper time stretch in After Effects for multiple layers

So when I stretch the two chosen layers, they do stretch together, but the collision point shifts so I need to correct it manually. How can I simultaneously change the length of the layers without ...
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Extend duration of imported static layers in After Effects

I have imported a layered Photoshop file into After Effects as a layered comp with several .psd "footage" layers. I've created and edited the comps within the 20s main comp with animations and ...
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After Effects Not Rendering Transparency (Quicktime Movie)

I have a comp that I made that is a write-on effect. I have selected the alpha channel toggle so in my view, I see the checkered background. When I queue to render, I select lossless + alpha (I've ...
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Simulating a camera flash

Can anyone give me some tips on simulating a camera flash in After Effects. I am trying to make it keyframing the scale and opacity of a white shape layer but I can't get it to look right.
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Why do a lot of animation videos have wiggly lines?

You see this style often in animated videos, e.g. this one: The outer borders/lines of the elements sort of wiggle (for want of a better word) at a high frequency, ...
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Video noise and harsh shadows on green screen caused by feet

We have a recurring shoot where we continue to run into the same two issues. Our set consists of a medical exam table sitting on top of a green screen. The talent sits on the exam table and we record '...
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Make a video look like it was taken from further away

I have a telephone video recording I would like to edit to make it appear it was taken from further away than it was?
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Change output using a .jsx script for After Effects CS6

I've made a script that will loop through a (.txt) interchanging elements of a certain composition. Within the script, I add each changed composition to the render queue and output it. How can I ...
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Reducing the size of content within a composition in After Effects

I'm having playback issues with a video I've rendered in After Effects. I need to adjust the composition and all the content to a smaller size. However, when I adjust the comp size the footage stays ...
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How to import 2D position data into After Effects

If I have a .csv file of x / y coordinates, representing positional data of an object in an animation, what's the easiest way to apply that to a 2D null in After Effects? Eg: Frame,Xpos,Ypos 1,33,...
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Can an expression parse a text file or the expression of another property in After Effects?

I am going to have tons of layers use the same expression, but I need to be able to edit the expression later without having to edit it for every layer. I also can't simply have each layer's property ...
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How was this magic smoke animation done?

Hi I was hoping any experienced video producer could tell me how an animation like the one showing at ~0:29-0:50 on the left side of this video is done?: and is it ...
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How to mask an animated layer in After Effects?

After effects noob here. I'm working on an animation where a ball falls through a hole. I created a Shape layer to use as the mask, but I can't get it to mask the ball layer. I've also tried adding a ...
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Blur whole text and then “unblur” part of it

I have a text in after effects that I wish to first blur the whole thing and then animate it so that a part of the text is clear. If I have the text Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit ...
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How to gradually colourize an object in after effects

I'm rather new to AE but I believe I have the rotoscoping under control. How can I gradually (each frame more) colourize an object in a video. So that at first the whole video is black and white and ...
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Can't add Motion Blur to layer imported from Photoshop

I can't enable Motion Blur on this layer: Any ideas what could be wrong?
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AE - Imported mp4 seems to be missing audio

I'm new to After Effects, but my experience with video editing so far has been that audio and video are treated separately. When I add an mp4 to my composition, I get the video element, but I can't ...
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How are motion graphics like this created?

A few days ago i was browsing a forum, and I came across this person's signature which was underneath their comment. I contacted them a few days ago because I was interested in how this sort of motion ...
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How to remove Tracker points from green screen footage

I have downloaded green screen footage that has tracker points with it. I have easily remove the green screen but I am unable to remove tracker points from it. I have google it, but unable to find ...
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Is ffmpeg the solution to automate video building from multiple files

Need some help automating video & audio stitching and could use some help/direction. Let's say I have the following assets: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Music 1 And I want to build a few variations ...
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After Effects stroke effect doesn't play

In After Effects I am trying to apply the Stroke effects to characters as described in this video: My Screen: Although as you can see even just going at the middle ...
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Puppet tool - how do I make the arms stay attached to the same points on the body?

Trying to make following character's body wiggle a bit, using the puppet tool: The face and arms are on separate layers as they will need to move independently. When the body moves via the puppet ...
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Interpolate Effects in After Effects

I have an image in After Effects that is slowly growing. After 5 seconds, I want the image to quickly grow. When I do this however, using 2 transition effects, the 'joint' at which the 2 transition ...
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How to apply an offset to one axis only in 3D space for linked expression position?

I have a 3D position property linked with another composition. I want the z-axis to have an offset in the linked expression. But how can I apply an offset just to one axis? The current expression of ...
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Relative Animation Presets

Is there any way to create an animation (a bubble for example, that rises up on the y axis and fades in from 0 to 100 opacity), that can be saved as an animation preset, then that can be added to ...
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Line animations

If you watch the above video at 29seconds, there's a line that is drawn around the number 1. Many of these animations are littered throughout this video (again at ~1:02) and I'm wondering how I can ...
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How to stop and start a key frame on a specific time on After Effects?

I am new to After Effects. When I set my first key frame on my image, it would move to that specific co-ordinates. Now I want it to stay there and then move again to the next. What I did was create a ...
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After Effects - Making a compilation

I have been practicing with Adobe After Effects for quite a while. I've created some effects like gunshots, intros and such. I now want to learn how to combine many videos together, and with ...
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How to position spheres that are created with the CC Ball action?

I'm using the CC Ball action to make some spheres to illustrate a chemical reaction. When I make the balls, the circle to move it is thrown to the left, and the actual sphere is to the right. I ...
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Animating shapes vs masks in After Effects

Can anyone tell me how I'm going to get the best performance out of AE - I have a number of circles I need to animate expanding which are essentially stroked lines. Just made some paths with very ...
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How to assign roto to another layer in After Effects

I'm rather new to AE but I have to do some complicated things for school since we came up with such a hard concept. I have rotoscoped a part of the main footage, now how can I apply this roto mask (...
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How to delete a gap in an After Effects timeline

...without having to carefully select everything after the gap, and shift it all up. All articles/videos I see only talk about trimming the timeline at the beginning or end, but I can't find ...
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Adding AO render pass in After Effects

I am compositing a modeled sea scene in AE. Here's what I have: Adding in my AO layer gives nice strong shadows as shown: However it also covers my blue sea (primarily an AE 4color background).... ...
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Grouping multiple objects

I'm using After Effects cc2017 and I am wondering if it is possible to group two or more objects in order to align them to the composition? I have two graphics I wish to center. You can do this in ...
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Upwards particle effect in After Effects

I'm getting started with After Effect and I want to make some simple music videos. How can I achieve the subtle effect of this video video which shows semi-transparent upwards particles in a loop?
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How can I sync audio in Premiere with a comp in After Effects?

I've got a track in Premiere that's composed of a lot of screen shot stills and there's an audio track that narrates across all of them. As the narrator talks, I want to illustrate what she's saying ...
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Is it possible to have paragraph text as an After Effects template (in Premiere Pro)?

I have a text layer in After Effects that I'm using as a text template for a Premiere Pro project. Is it possible to make the editable text multi-line, and if so, how would I go about this?