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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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Banding in Premiere preview [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gradient banding I have a video imported in Adobe Premier from After effect (16 bits). Before rendered in the timeline the image looks nice but when rendered I have a ...
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How to preserve new audio when importing Premiere projects into After Effects?

I am working on a project in Adobe Premiere consisting of many small clips. For some of the clips I replaced the audio by unlinking the original videoclip from the original audioclip, cutting the ...
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After Effects: How to animate letters to random position

Is it possible to animate letters to random position in After Effects? Yes I can do it manualy letter by letter but I want to achieve effect like on animation below for any input text.
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RGB + alpha not working

I'm having this problem where when I try rendering my animation I keep having background color and I tried googling and youtube tutorials on how to make it transparent but whenever I render my ...
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Separate all layers every “X” interval of time in After Effects

I dropped +100 images in After Effects, I would like to make a simple slideshow, and for this I have to separate/slice each layer sequentially every 5 seconds (that is the duration I want for each ...
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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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Screenshot - what is this on my layer?

I followed a similar process of precomposing a number of layers but the last time it gave me something I hadn't seen yet and I'm trying to understand what happened. In the image you see a green bar ...
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After Effects: Make beam effect go over end/beginning

The beam effect is a plugin in AE in which I can basically decide a "beginning" or "ending"-coordinate and AE will draw a line between these two coordinates, the line can be customized but that ...
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After Effects Circular Image Repeater

Hi I'm trying to create something like this with motion in after effects but I'm unable to find a way to do so. (basically what exists with the shape layer but for images) Any ideas?
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Duplicating keyframes in After Effects

I've made a basic animation where an element quickly changes position multiple times, e.g: Top left corner Middle Top left corner Bottom right corner I'm trying to duplicate these keyframes a couple ...
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Simulating 1080p pan shot by cropping stationary 4K fisheye footage?

I want to achieve a panning shot, but I can't move my camera. The camera is stationary for reasons outside of the scope of this question. Can I throw on a fisheye lense, film in 4K, and then process ...
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Can you give a tip how to create a video with such effect?

I really like these effects and I would like to reproduce it. I would like to point that I don't know how this effect is called. Whether it is made within a camera or in post production? Here is 2 ...
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Seamless transitions

In this GoPro HERO3 ad, they use what looks like almost seamless transitions. To me it looks too smooth to be just some hard transitions. Can anyone tell me how to mimic this effect? I use After ...
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How to achieve the “magic swipe” effect in this video?

How to achieve the "magic swipe" effect in this video (at 0:16)? https://www.facebook.com/diplycrafty/videos/1867777256617888/ Is it necessary to use After Effects? Can other open source software do ...
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How to import SVG file into After Effects

I am trying to import an SVG animated file to an After Effects project. It is not importing right now, so are there any solutions or any alternate ways to do that?
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Illustrator “Release to Layers” but keep names?

Does anyone know of an Illustrator script that does a "Release to Layers", but renames the layers based on their group names? I'm sure I had one ages ago, but I can't find it now... It's very useful ...
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Remove an image through subtraction?

Firstly, I'm no video professional, I'm an audio professional. Video theory is a dark area for me. So I will use an audio-type analogy in this question. In audio editing, it is possible to subtract ...
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How To add blank part in video for 1 hour

I have a video of 2 mins length.Now I want to add extra 1 hour to the video.I have done this be changing video duration in composition settings.But video is rendering for about 4 gb.Whereas original ...
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Composition shows mask instead of content

I have the following project layout: [null] [comp1] mask/matte texture When I'm inside the comp1 I see the content correctly. But in my main project view, I just see the mask(!) (black/white) ...
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Blending Two Shots for Continuity

I have been watching Zach King videos on YouTube (the Vine magic guy) and I'm curious how to edit two shots together so that body movements stay the same, yet an element is brought into the shot. I'm ...
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How to create a video like this?

How do I create a video like this? If I want to create such videos, I want to know Type of instruments to be used(including camera, etc.) Light settings After effects Software suggestions if any
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How can I make the particular trail longer in After Effects CS4?

How can I make the particular trail longer? Why when I animate the particular do I only have a trail when I parent it to an Object or Emitter?
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Which Text falling and flipping animation preset or plugin is used in after effects

If you open this video on vimeo. Then fast forward to 00:56 on the timeline you can see a text animation where the blocks of text appear like there are being flipped and falling. I want to know what ...
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Audio and Frames Not in Sync in RAM Preview

Asked this question before... having same problem. When I go to the RAM preview of After Effects, the audio of the video will play on sync for a while, then will get screwy. Sometimes the audio will ...
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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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Create a spherical hologram

I am clueless how to create a spherical hologram in After Effects without CC Cylinder effect … Do I need to animate it in a 3D software and then import that model with the animation in After Effects ...
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Video Exporting takes too long in Adobe Media Encoder

I'm using After Effects to create videos and export it via Adobe Media Encoder, but even a 2 min video takes a very long time to export. I do use Motion Bro plugin, to get some effects, but that's ...
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Play is sometimes very slow and other times it's very fast in After effects. Why?

I've just installed after effects and I would like to learn it. When I click the play button, it seems like it starts to render so the frame rate is very low ( one frame per many seconds) and the ...
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How can I make an exact 60FPS GIF?

I'm trying to create a 60FPS GIF. However if I use Photoshop the frame time is not correctly even when choosing 0 delay between each frame. I was trying to make an emote. The project is from After ...
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Open Source Software to open .aep file?

I've an envato subscription and have access to .aep files but don't have adobe after effects. I want to do a company video using the .aep but don't want to have to purchase AE for the edit. Are ...
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Old VCR Scanline Spash Screen effect (Bladerunner Ladd Company logo)

So I was wondering whether anyone has any idea whatsoever how to achieve this particular effect? I'm knowledgable primarily in Photoshop and Illustrator but there must be an easier way to achieve this ...
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Is it possible to modify a single precomp instance via scripting?

The Setup - PreComp1 -- PreCompLayer1 --- simpleRectangleLayer - Main Timeline -- layer1 --- [PreComp1] -- layer2 --- [PreComp1] Question Using only scripting is it possible to modify the inside ...
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How to recreate this motion?

Recently saw this motion graphics on Instagram which reveals a Malayalam letter. I assume it is created using After Effects. How could I create something similar like this?
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I want to find video effect

I need a video effect to show a big count of video on my youtube channel. I want to show a grid of small 64 videos (or more). The camera will start with one video in the center and will be moving ...
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Fast blur is marked as Legacy in CC 2018. What's the best (and/or fastest) equivalent to use now?

Fast blur is marked as Legacy in CC 2018. What's the best (and/or fastest) equivalent to use now?
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Adobe After Effects how can you create a distorted line moving along a video / picture? Example given in desc

Saw this on youtube and i would really appreciate if if anyone could explain to me how to do it- The youtube video is below and the distorted libne is in the intro: ...
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Adobe After Effects: Scaling circle changes its movement?

Hi I have a circle that moves from A to B. During this path I want to change its size. However, when I do this, the ball suddenly goes up and is not following the path anymore. Heres a gif: How can I ...
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Correct workflow in Adobe Premiere for work with interlaced content

I have in input a DNxHD 120 in mov container 25fps interlaced upper field, I have to do various kind of edits, cuts, replace some pieces with after effects compositions and at the end of all the job ...
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how to create photos flying in to voids video effect

Lets say I have a shaped collage of photos like in below video. What I want to achieve is a small video where initially it is empty and photos fly in and fill the ...
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Automate After Effects assets rendering via script and external data

I am often rendering quite large sets of assets (lower thirds, titles, etc) from AFX and it's really annoying to eg create lower third and then duplicate it and change texts. Especially when I later ...
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Should I separate files in After Effects for different part of a Premiere Pro project?

I am new to these two software and I want to do a little video for the promotion of the next show of a musical troupe. They want to recruit new people. I have done an effect for the intro in after ...
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Best render options for custom size movie in after effects

I have a composition of 1500 x 643. I need this format for a moviebanner in a website. My assets are in 4K, very good quality. I can render it as an AVI, best quality. Then it's almost 4 GB for 30 ...
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How can I take a part of a video and chroma key only the parts that I select?

I'm not sure if this should be for photo or video, but let's say I see a part of a video that I would like to add a green background to, like chroma key, but the background isn't a solid color. Could ...
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Text titles like in tv shows, After Effects or another software?

I was wondering how is possible prepare some professional grade titles and graphics for broadcasts media (like the ones that you see in actual tv shows). For example when a person is presented with ...
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Reduce render file size in After Effects CC 2017

I'm using Adobe After Effects CC 2017 and I want to reduce the render file size. However, I Googled all day and I cannot find any for CC 2017. All of them says that change the format to H.264 but we ...
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Setting format to H.264 in After Effects

I'm currently attempting to render a video for Youtube in Afters Effects CC 2017. However, I can not find the format option for H.264 in the output module settings. How can I find or activate this?
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How do I resize the canvas of a image layer in After Effects?

I'm using After Effects CC 2017. I've imported a PNG image with transparency, then I added a simple CC Light Wipe effect: The problem is that the range of the lights produced by this effect are ...
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Opacity and feather doesn't work at mask

currently I have the problem that I cant change the opacity of a mask. It's just on (1-100%) or off (0%). I noticed that the feathering doesn't work too. Here is a example picture. There are two ...
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How To Add Outro Animation

I'm new to after effects and currently I am using preset effects. How do I add a second animation(outro effect) after the first animation is completed? example: timeline: 1 sec- a picture appears ...
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Adobe After Effects labels: Project vs Layer/Timeline

How do I label my Composition clips in the Layer/Timeline panel, based on how they are categorized/binned in the Project panel? I have a composition created by Adobe Premiere of about 100 items I've ...

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