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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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Adobe After Effects vs. Final Cut Express for chroma keying

Which is better for chroma keying, Adobe After Effects or Final Cut Express and why?
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How to make a dolly effect?

I was watching vertigo last night which is directed by alfared hitchcock and I saw some scenes in which he used 'dolly effect' I was wondering how do you make that effect?
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Best render settings for broadcast/4k TV

I see a lot of tips for getting h264 renders onto web streaming sites in 4K but not much on TV. Should I just go with Animation/lossless for my “master”? seems crazy for a 22 minute program but HDD is ...
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How to edit video like this?

How they manage to dissolve text only and not themselves?? In some videos text even go over there hands but still texts dissolves and they remains intact.. Example is in this video please go through ...
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How to do this motion graphics?

This is the motion titling of a film. I'd like to know few things. Assuming it's created using Afer Effects: If you give a closer look, you could see ink spreading ...
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After effects Timeline display: frames into milliseconds

I'd like to change frames into milliseconds in the timeline. Right one, it displays seconds, and frames in between. But since, I have to work on a music video, i'd like it to be milliseconds ...
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how to animate dots in sequence

I'm new to After Effects and wondering how that's possible to animate opening for this map so each dot appears individually? I know how to make the opening using the mask but it shows the edges while ...
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How to make interactive video presentation?

I need to make presentation, which will be used as background for stage play. I work with After Effects and Premiere better, than with PowerPoint. And I see more possibilities in them. I can make ...
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Simple Prowl notifications for After Effects render completion

I want to be able to receive push notifications to my iPhone when After Effects completes a render. I used to use Prowl v1.5.2 & Growl v2.1.3 combined with this script (.jsx file)to do this, but ...
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After Effects added an extra move to the animation, how to get rid of it?

As you can see in the Value Graphic, the second part of the line is a broken line, but I didn't make it that way, and I can't fix that. That causes the shape to continue moving forward a little bit ...
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How to trigger an aerender command from a web page

What's the easiest way to trigger an aerender command from a web page? Using Templater, I can create renders based on google spreadsheets, but I can't find a good description of how to trigger a ...
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How to scale a layer in pixelated fashion in After Effects?

How to scale a layer in pixelated fashion? I.e. each pixel of the image will grow to the block of pixels in the final scene without smoothing or blending (see picture below): WORKAROUND To achieve ...
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after effects how to Zoom-in but keep same size (zooming and cropping)

I am using After Effects, i am zooming an image using two keyframes and the scale setting, but as i zoom in, the image gets bigger. I want the image to have the zoom-in but keep its assigned size. ...
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3D composition shows up as 2D in main project view?

Camera [comp 3D] ellipse mask in z-axis layer1 2D layer2 2D layerN 2D The layers are aligned in the Z-axis along the ellipse, forming a 3D text by the layers. When I'm inside the composition, ...
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Fill shape layer with an image (after effects)

How can I fill a shape, with an image in After effects? For example, something like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/Europe_flags.png I found an answer somewhere that I need ...
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After Effect: Create Stroke from Motion Track Path

In After Effect, I tracked a moving object in my Video with the Motion Tracker. There I got Keyframes, which I want to use. Now, I would like to show the path of my object in the Video. I thought to ...
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Making the camera travel through a hole in a letter

I need to know if there is a way for a camera to travel through a hole in a letter or something flashy like a portal in After Effects CC.
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Working with Frame Rates & Slow Motion in Adobe Premiere

I'm a very new beginner to video editing, but I am trying to do the best job I can. I saw this tutorial about "slow-motion basic techniques": I learned the ...
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Can you mask a parent null object in Adobe After effects?

Is it possible to create one mask or track matte mask on a parent null layer that applies to all child layers? Only way I've figured out is to apply a track matte to every layer I want masked which ...
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Motion and shape tracking in After Effects CS5.5

My footage consists of someone with black sunglasses moving his head tilting slowly back and forth. The glass of the sunglasses is visible in the footage. In the beginning the head is tilted back, the ...
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How do make a layer visible only when overlapping other layers in After Effects

How do make a layer visible only when overlapping other layers in After Effects. Below are the layers: I want the shadow from the bow to only be visible when over the verticle lines. Below are the ...
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edit after effects projects with aerender and extend script

I want to edit after effects project (.aep file) with aerender. i used this command aerenderer -project E:/AE/template.aep -comp Example -output E:/AE/video.avi to render .aep file to .avi and ...
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Adobe After effects watch folder render all composition

I am saving an After effects file in a watch folder which is being watched by Adobe media encoder using extendscript , the problem is all the compositions are rendered to a video by adobe media ...
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How to Fix Warp Stabilizer Incorrect Rotation

I am using Warp Stabilizer on some footage and it's almost perfect but there's a random erroneous rotation in the middle. Is there a way I can fix this manually, maybe go into the keyframes or ...
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Create an animation of a slider-crank mechanism system

I'm trying to create an animation of a slider-crank mechanism system in After Effects, but I'm finding it difficult to create a move closer to a real simulation. Would anyone have an idea how I ...
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set scale in pixels in After Effects using Expressions

You can right click on a scale, hit Edit, and then enter scale in Pixels, inches , % of Comp, of source.... I would like to set the scale in pixels. How can set the units using expressions? I tried ...
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Improving speed for aerender.exe (Adobe After effects CC 2017)

I'm working on a project that should render as many videos as possible. Only 3 images in the project change after every render. The output length is 12 seconds and it takes about 90 seconds to render ...
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Control key frame value with slider control

I have an object in After Effects comp and I need its scale to change from keyframe A to keyframe B and I need keyframe A to have value of 95% and keyframe B value of whatever is set via slider ...
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Drawing a line over video that is camera tracked

Complete noob here with After Effects but I feel I am so close of achieving it yet... I am trying to draw a line using the pen tool and get this line to follow along with the camera movements. ...
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3D object from CINEMA4D has glowing edge in After Effect

I have a composition of a video and a 3d object on it, coming from CINEMA 4D. There is a ~1 pixel wide glowing artefact around the edge of the imported 3d object. What can be the reason and how can I ...
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Link audio to opacity effect of an image in After Effects

I have 3 audio files from a podcast. 1 file from Steve, one from john, and the other is from me. I have a composition with the three audio files and also 3 png images of our faces, one for each of ...
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After Effects - Particular Rendering

I'm not really doing video production as living, just for fun. So my knowledge is very limited. In the Trapcode Particular I'm creating a particles with simple 3D emitter: Now, I only want particles ...
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After Effects CC Audio Playback not working

So I've been having this problem with my After Effects CC recently and it's actually cheesing my right off. I need to edit a frame by frame storyboard animatic and I can't edit to the sound because ...
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How to programmatically personalize video? [closed]

this article shows an impressive implementation of how to programmatically personalize video. "Everybody received their ‘own’ version of the video." How would I realize a similar solution? Which ...
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How to make an effect last for only a certain amount of time

I feel like I've done 50 google searches now, and still haven't figured this out. I am new to after effects, and have been unable to make my effects last for a certain amount of the timeline. For ...
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What to do first: effects or montage?

I have to make a five-minute video for a school project. The video includes a few interviews where I want to have their name and job description slide in, and blur the background to prevent ...
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After Effects music equalizer freeze

I have been using After Effects and I own a YouTube channel which is like "Trap nation". One problem though, sometimes after a certain time period, the animation freezes. If you see this video The ...
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Centering in After Effects

I'm fairly new to AE and I'm having some issues centering different shape elements. I've been using the Cmd+double click the Pan Behind tool to center the anchor point on circle and rectangle shapes ...
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AE - is there a way to import images via list and add random position to them?

I use After Effects CS6, I need to add a lot of pictures inside my comp, they need to have random position (if I could set the "range of the randomness" that would be great) is there any way to do ...
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Animating Latitude and Longitude points - how to do it? What tools?

This is my first go at asking a video production related question... I have a programming / data science background. I have about 30,000 spatial co-ordinates (i.e x , y coordinates) These have come ...
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rotoscoping moving limbs

A project I am working on requires me to obscure some body parts, currently I have been using masks in premiere pro to achieve this but its a bit rough. So what I have is a video of someone running, ...
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Effects Control does not show anything

When I made a shape, all of my effects like rotation, scale, etc. would pop up in the Effects Control window. Now they don't and I have to work in that cramped space in the timeline. Why is this? ...
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Animate two layers along identical path

I have made simple animation where a hand drags an item onto a page. I wanted them to take a curved path so I have added a bezier curve to the path as shown below This only effects one of the layers ...
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After Effects rendering wrong colors?

I'm creating a video using After Effects CC 2015 for use it on a website. The background of the page on the site is #607D8B, so the first thing I did was create a solid with that color, and the color ...
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How to automatically pull text out of a video

I am currently experimenting with after effects and premiere to see what sort of strange things they might be capable of and was hoping someone had some insight on an Idea I had. In this situation I ...
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Video overlay - how is this effect created?

I came accross this image - and was wondering how to recreate it in after effects? https://www.truedigital.co.uk/assets/video/us-hero.mp4
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How can I link a mask path to a track null?

Well, I'm trying to make an airplane explosion scene, and I need to make a mask, because the airplane is behind some trees, I made the mask, but how can I link the mask path to the tracking null? Can ...
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Rendered File with After Effects is very Huge

I'm trying to create a video with After Effects CC 2015. I'm really new in video creation and need to render this template project. It is 8 minutes long and 1440x1080 pixels. When I try to render it ...
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Which graphic card to buy [closed]

I have decided to buy a new pc for short videos rendering in after effects. I dont have a big budget, it's around 1000$. This is the thing i thought to buy, but i'm not really sure about graphic card....
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Create a random number each second

In After Effects I am trying my hands at this and would like to add a random number between 45 and 55 in the upper right corner, which should change each second. If I ...