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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 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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How to stack frames of a video together using lighten blending mode?

I want each frame of video to get added on top of the previous frames. I don't want any of them to fade out. I am shooting locked down with a black background. A model moves through the frame with a ...
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Every other frame corrupted when rendering with Adobe Media Encoder

I'm trying to render a video from Adobe Media Encoder, created in After Effects. We first had this problem is a larger file, so I reduced it down to a simple file the results of which can be seen in ...
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How Do I create this liquid like animation?

I just wondered what Plugins are neceassary to create such a liquid looking effect like in this video: https://vimeo.com/136832449 Screenshot:
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After Effects: How do I add a Marker onto a layer?

how do I add a Marker onto a layer in case I have no numpad? Thanks in advance
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Animating stills in After Effects

I did a short corporate composition that used alot of stills. I animated alot of the stills by zooming in and out and panning across. Pretty basic. I have trouble with unexpected movements when I ...
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How to create a light wall in after effects?

I want to create a wall of lights, that will be animated (on/off) by simple graphics in motion, similar to: So far I created the wall of lights using Optical Flare + ...
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How best to stretch an area of video

Using Premiere or After Effects, what is the best (or possible) way of stretching a section of footage. Basically I have some talking head footage that is too central, and want to shift the talking ...
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How to make the smoke become a mask layer?

Im a beginner in video editing industry, so I got one main question and few sub questions based on this video: Main question - The intro title cover by smoke effect, when the smoke effect pass by ...
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Issues importing iStock comps into After Effects

So I'm downloading a placeholder video FLV comp from iStockphoto.com (right click, save-link as under any video preview). When adding the downloaded FLV to AE, it comes up with an import error, saying ...
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Tips for recording pen and paper

I've got a set-up where I'm using an iPad to record myself writing something on a white sheet of paper (with less-than-perfect lighting, of course). I'm recording a video in 1080p, and would like to ...
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Why is after effects turning my Prores audio into white noise

I have some footage that I converted from red to prores444. I am able to view the converted mov in quicktime and the audio sounds fine. However, I when import it to Efter Effects, the audio previews ...
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After effects rendering

I have a small problem with rendering.When i render with default setting my video size is more than 1 GB and i was using only 10 pics, some solids and 1 null object.Can you please tell me what setting ...
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How to quick select PNG image for masking in After Effects?

Is that possible to generate mask from Layer Alpha Channel? I want to quick select this image for masking.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I copy/paste multiple key-frames in After Effects from different layers?

Is there a shortcut key to copy and paste After Effects keyframes? No, I don't want any kind of script to do so. I just want to move selected keyframes (they're multiple, not one, and they are in ...
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Good technique to superimpose face into moving character in AfterEffects?

I'm going to direct a music video for my band (I have experience in film production, direction and some video post-production) and I want to achieve the following effect: Film the singer at a high ...
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how able to change the sequence setting timebase to 100fps in premiere pro

I am trying to change the sequence setting to 100 fps in premiere pro 2020, but I am only able to see up to 60 fps. I want to change it 100 fps because when I am nesting my 100 fps, then it makes it ...
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Moving image to back- and foreground over time

I'm using Adobe After Effects. I have a composition with several layers. One layer consists of an image which is shown for around 20s. At time point 10s I would like to bring the image to the ...
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How can I achieve this lo-fi laggy extreme camera shake effect in After Effects or Premiere?

There was recently a short film released by a music collective 'Jackboys' with a very lo-fi, noir look to it, and when transitioning verses, the video cuts to shots with intentional, extreme camera ...
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Text Anagram Animation in After Effects

I need to create Text Anagram Animation using After Effects, Is there any script, expression or plugin available to do this job. If not how to animate it manually, The animation needs to be like in ...
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Trying to do a “clipping mask” a video to an image in After Effects

I'm trying to do a clipping mask a video to an image in After Effects. Basically, I'm putting this video on top of an iPhone but track matte settings doesn't seem to be working for this. I saw Luma ...
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Encoding Problems in 2019 Premiere, AfterEffects and Media Encoder

I know this question was asked before, and I've read pretty much all of them and I have no solution to this. Until recently, I could render everything just fine but when I am rendering a 2 minute ...
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Seamless loop animation

My experience in AE is not so big, so I need your assistance plz. I faced with a task I still can't solve. I'm trying to make the clouds loop. I wanted if the part of cloud which disappears on the ...
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After Effects is not changing the preview quality!

I have the preview resolution set to quarter, frame skip set to 5 and yet After Effects is previewing at full resolution constantly. I have tried changing the settings through the sidebar and the bar ...
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How to add an image from the video to the beginning of composition? (Just an image, not a clip)

I have a composition which is a union of 2 composition, and I want to add a snapshot from the composition to the beginning of it - is there any shortcut for it? I tried searching for it Google but ...
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After Effects CS6 not recognizing GTX 1050 Ti GPU

I have a laptop with Intel i5 chipset and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. Due to some work related reasons I still use Adobe After Effects CS6. Right now I am facing an issue with Raytracing in AfterEffects ...
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After effects loop part of movie clip

I have one movie clip and it has few events which I want to repeat for few times. I used this and similar other tutorial to achieve this. Ideally I tried following, Select Clip and Pre-compose it (so ...
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After effect preflighting

please i need help. I am trying to render a big project filr which has lots pre composse files in it. And it was taking almost 2 days to hold on pre- flighting before rendering. And then rendering ...
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Does Adobe Media Encoder support network encoding?

I've noticed After Effects has a render engine that works over the network: two computer run the engine at the same time on the same LAN, they have access to the same project and off they go. I had a ...
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Scaling proportionally on After Effects - Shift + click does not work!

For the life of me, I can't tell what I'm doing wrong, but here we are! I am on Mac, newbie on After Effects. I can scale anything (not proportionally) with the click on a corner but, unlike in ...
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After effects: Adding visual callouts of currently playing audio files with a source text script

I'm working on a short film, and I've got AE CS 6 as my editor. I have a friend who is an audio engineer, who will perform the Protools final audio mixing and editing. I've got some sound effects in ...
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Motion Tracking in After Effects looks like it is vibrating

I am newbie to the after effects and I am working on a video. I want to add call outs on a cocktail glass. I am trying motion tracking but not getting the results that I want. I want my base target ...
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How to switch to camera view in After effects?

I'm unable to rotate my camera because I don't know how to switch to camera view.
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Is it possible to add easing to a looping, time remapped precomp in After Effects?

I have a 1 second precomp that is a rotating wheel using LoopOut(). Using Time Remap this animates during my entire main composition which is about 20 seconds. I'd like to include an ease in so that ...
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Can you keep the edges of vector elements smooth past 100% zoom in After Effects?

I often make animations in After Effects that use vector resources made in Illustrator. Often times, I need as much accuracy as I can get, to align anchor points to the center of rotating elements ...
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AE Counter Expression (0.0M views)

I'm trying to work out a counter that simply goes like: 2.5M views At the moment I've got this expression working along with a Slider Control: var num = effect("Slider Control")("Slider") num = ...
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How can i open circumference of circle as straight line in After Effects?

I would like to create an animation to open circumference of a circle as a straight line exactly. I am currently learning After Effects and i have some idea about it but i could not do it. It is ...
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How to duplicate composition and subcompositions?

I have a composition "A" with subcomposition "B". When one duplicates composition "A" to "A2", then both reference to the same subcomposition "B". I need that they reference independent ...
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Text Animations - Range Selector Not Moving - After Effects

I am trying to animate the position of my text to create a text animation (as seen here) and I have followed these exact steps: Created a text layer Clicked "animate" and chose "position" Renamed my ...
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What are some Best Camera Settings for Recording for Chroma Keying and which color of cloth reflects least green color?

I am recording footage for my music video and I am using chroma keying for eliminating the green screen and changing the background of my video. I am using After Effects CC 14 video production/...
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After effects | How do I copy an image source from layer to another programatically?

My comp setup is as follows: - layer 1: image - layer 2: duplicated from layer one I'm looking for an expression or any other method (Could be a plugin recommendation) so when I change the image of ...
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How do I adjust things in 3d in after effects

I have multiple layers I now wish edit them in 3 dimensions. So I check the 3d layer attribute, but I still cant move the elements in that layer. In a youtube video (7:45) i have been following, when ...

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