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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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Automatic motion blur in video editor?

Is there an alternative to the automatic motion blur in After Effects for Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas or Final Cut? I use it mainly to sync text/image animations with sound cues, however After Effects ...
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Premultiplication issue with two jpeg sequences

I have two (rgb) jpeg sequences one with the alpha information (black and white) the other one with the green screen footage. I keyed them with Keylight and they look perfect in AE before exporting. ...
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Is there a way to directly save DNG Sequences to 16bit exr Sequences in Photoshop or After Effects?

I want to prepare my Magic Lantern Raw files for Nuke. I use Photoshop to convert DNG to a 16bit tiff and then re-encode them to a 16bit exr sequence. I wish I could directly save as exr. I know i ...
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How to mask footage video with text?

I want to make a footage video "shine" through a text, so that the letters serve as a mask and only what's inside from the footage will shine through. Also, 3D Camera movement should be possible ...
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How to Sync a Layer's Position, to a Layer in Another (Time Remapped) Comp

So we are making a 2D animation. We have character assets in PSD. We have a "Character" Comp which contains the following: "Eyes" Comp, "Mouth" Comp and "Body" Comp. "Body" has the 2-second walk-...
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How to automate the rendering of all possible combinations of a composition in Adobe After Effects?

I have a composition used to display current scores for a match on a tournament. It shows the two teams banners on both sides and their current scores underneath them. The scene also has various ...
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Looking for a specific transition for Adobe Premiere

Is it possible (and if yes, how) to create a transition using either Adobe Premiere or After Effects (and maybe import to Premiere then?) which zooms out of the first video displaying multiple videos ...
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After Effects - Simple Lighting Effects

I'm currently putting together a simple lyric video like in the link below, but am missing this one piece I can't seem to fix together. On the left side you'll notice the ball of light moving up and ...
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How to create simple animation with transparent background?

I'd like to create basically a HUD (head up display) using simple animations. The following are three different videos: animated checkmark animated circle animated underline Each video just draws ...
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How do I create a lower third for a music video in After Effects?

How can I create a song information lower third title like those displayed on mtv videos? I want to present the singer,album etc with a nice background and animation. Are there presets of it ...
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How should I go about making 80's style graphics?

I want to make a title screen thing that looks like this: See how it's all anti-aliased and bloomy, and the font is sort of computery? Also, I want to make it slightly waver here and there. I can ...
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Where are the opacity map presets for CC Particle World in CS5 and CS6?

In versions of After Effects prior to CS5, there are opacity map presets such as Fade In, Fade Out, Constant, etc. I can see Opacity Map under Particle in the CS6 CC Particle World, but how do I get ...
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Video editing objects from black and white to colour

For school we came up with a cool concept, the video starts in black and white and when a person in the video touches an object it turns to colour. Could you guys help us out here? Do you have any ...
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What techniques are used to create this 1-minute motion graphic?

Here's a 1 minute After Effects (?) production about The Noun Project (an iconic website): https://vimeo.com/48846655 I really like the style of it and would like to learn how to create something ...
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Repeating Flashing Text in After Effects

I'm using After Effects CS6, and I'm deliberately trying to recreate the look of a cheap camcorder. I want that stereotypical red "REC" text and big red dot in a corner of the screen, and I want it to ...
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Video to Lens Flare on After Effects

I am editing this after effects template. Two flares are there in the package as two separate videos. How do I use them in the video? When I add like this, it shows only the flare without background ...
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help to animate an lower thirds that's positioned by expressions

I'm new to using expressions in after effects and I've also hardly touched Java before. However using some online tutorials and common sense, I managed to create a lower thirds title graphic ...
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Side by side videos in shapes

I have a basic After Effects question, but I don't know the right words for it to find what I need. I have a composition that consists of three side-by-side videos. But, for now, it's just three ...
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Position the anchor point in the exact center of the smaller circle

What is the best way to position the anchor point in the exact center of the smaller circle of this PNG figure? My methods were all manual and in this way I did not have good results.
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Creating a cube animating their faces

As a beginner, I'm not sure how to create rectangles that form a cube so I can get something like shown below: I created angled rectangles in another application and tried to create an idea to show, ...
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Why is the audio delayed both in preview and render in after effects

I have a problem with after effects, the video is alright but whenever I render or preview it the audio is delayed. The problem is not during the render it occurs during preview and its only one video ...
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Why is YouTube and VLC making a slight but noticeable mess of my video background?

Retitling and reediting, after a few tips from Mulvya. I've got a div on my blog, with background color set to #83d3c9. Yesterday I tried creating a video on AE where the background was set to ...
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how to fix a stuttering camera pan movement?

I recently faced a problem I never had before. I made a video sequence using After Effects and 3D layers. Nothing has been filmed, it is completely virtual. It seems that some of my pans have a ...
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How to create and add video overlays like this?

I saw this overlay and want to reproduce it, but wonder how to do this: It was slightly animated / synchronized with the video. How do I reproduce this on my own videos? Which software is ideally ...
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Which are the best settings for crisp graphic output using After Effects?

I'm new to AfterEffects but a long time adobe user. I'm trying to do a simple animation using hi-res, lossless PNG's which I have tried exporting at their actual size and @2x up to @4x which I then ...
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I'm totally new to AE. What are some things typically done to clean up video and make it look nice?

I shot some wedding footage for a friend when her video guy was unable to make it at the last minute. I use LR and PS all the time but I have no experience with video at all beyond some basic time ...
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Why does After Effects cut some last seconds of video in Timeline?

I have a video asset that is 1:57 long. When I import it to AE, in Project window it suddenly shows that video is only 1:49;15f long! Why does it happen and how can I get my extra 8 seconds back? ...
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After Effects CS6 Problem

I try to render with After Effects CS6. I have a weird problem. Here render result: Sometimes, it's show some old frames as you see in video. Here normal video (...
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Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects Hard Drive Scratch Disk and Cache set up in temporary situation.

I've exhausted all options before asking for opinions in trying to figure this out, and I'm running out of time by doing all possible combinations and running benchmarks, or setting up projects to see ...
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Width and Height troubles

I am new to AE, and hope this question makes sense for you and is easy to answer. On my website I have some images in portrait format with 2085 × 2560 px. Now I will add a mp4 video file, which will ...
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Imitate letters in text falling down as if under gravity AE

I have a tricky (seems to me) task: I need to make 3 layers of text lose their shape and fall down to the bottom of the screen like a heavy mass of letters, so that in the end all the letters lay ...
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Parenting a null causes unexpected results

I've built an arrow that is controlled by two nulls - one at the start point and one at the end point. Using some trigonometry in some expressions, it works. When I move the nulls, the arrow resizes ...
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Trying to reproduce a slow shutter speed effect using a gopro

Is there a way in post to simulate the effect of a slow shutterspeed shot that leaves trails behind bright things in the shot that are moving. I was thinking if I recorded something at a high frame ...
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Working in a linearized Color Space in After Effects causes hard gradients

I am just playing arround with the new trapcode suite in after effects working ina linearized color space for a better control over color and effects. Somehow I get really bad rendering on parts of ...
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Is is possible to copy the viewport to clipboard within Adobe After Effects?

Is there a way to copy the recent frame to clipboard to paste it in any other program? I know there is an exporting script from Video Copilot but somehow it doesn't seem to work with my version of ...
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How can I stabilize very shaky video in After Effects?

I'm new to After Effects and am trying to stabilize some VERY shaky hyperlapse video of a waterfall. The warp stabilizer with the default options fails. I've been trying to use the Tracking window to ...
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Remove unwanted person from background of a shot?

I am working on a project for someone's video series about pain relief during child birth. During the whole scene, every shot takes place from this perspective. There's a couple people walking through ...
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Do Premiere, After Effects and Adobe Media Encoder support huffyuv lossless codec?

Can the lossless HuffYUV codec be incorporated into the workflow of a VFX pipeline as an intermediate codec, given ample hard disk space? I read that since Premiere and After Effects are now 64-bit ...
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Is it possible to mask out unsharp areas of footage with After Effects?

Is there any existing filter/effect, that will automatically mask out the unsharp area of my footage? Let's say I have an object in focus and a lot of depth of field. How do I show only my sharp ...
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How to make this auto-filling text and logo animation?

I found this great video on youtube: and I just love this text animation at the beginning. I mean that one which start like black and auto filling itself with white ...
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Why won't After Effects import an uncompressed avi file?

I just recorded a demo from cod4 with 2000FPS. I used Vdub to make an uncompressed video from the Screenshots. After saving as an avi, the file looks good. (Apart from the lack while playing in ...
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How should I go about doing this same exact effect for an upcoming project?

A client has tasked me to create a How-to-video for Hotel/Flight booking app. They sent me this video and told me to that they would like the same video. The problem is I have no idea what kind of ...
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Color shifts in Quicktime when playing h264 encoded movie from After Effects

If I preview my project in After Effects all colors appear as they should. However, if I render using either the AE renderer (lossless/best) or Media Encoder (YouTube 1080 H264) the colors are all ...
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Change props of subcomp based on parent comp

This question was asked almost a year ago, and no solutions were offered at that time. The original poster described exactly what was needed in a follow-up comment which can't be linked to directly, ...
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scaling a stroke mask in after effects?

I have an imported illustrator image that I'm trying to create a stroke mask over so I can animate it's reveal (like someone writing it). Unfortunately, when I try to use the pen tool on the layer it ...
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How to upscale the dv 4:3 to dv 16:9 and maintain its quality while scaling

I m working with two different footages dv 4:3 and dv 16:9. I wanted to make the project in 16:9 and upscale the 4:3 footages in 16:9 .. Is there any plugin or method that can be done without loosing ...
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How do I create this slide/bouncy effect in After Effects?

The news channel in my country is using a nice bouncy/slide effect. Now I'm trying to recreate that in After Effects. I tried many effects and expressions, Googled a lot and watched many tutorials. ...
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After Effects - output formats

Why do I only have these formats in my output? Where's Windows Media Format?
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Copying All Settings Of One Composition in AE

I want to copy the whole settings of the composition to the other, all keyframes, transition points, 3d layer etc. In Adobe After Effects
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How to view my project elements while working in a composition?

Is there a way to see other project elements when working in a composition to be able to align and synchronized the elements of the animation one with the others? When I open up a composition to ...