tomh
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Video in After Effects composition panel is pixelated during scrubbing
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It's because you're using Adaptive Resolution, where AE will attempt to let you scrub through quickly, by reducing the resolution it shows in the viewer. Higher powered computers will be able to show ...

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Object moving to a position I didn't specify
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It's because of Spatial Interpolation. You need the spatial interpolation to be set to linear, and by default it is set to Auto Bezier. Right click on the keyframe at 3'00, and select Keyframe ...

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How to import 2D position data into After Effects
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Found the answer here. Copying any positional keyframes out of After Effects generates a text file like this: Adobe After Effects 8.0 Keyframe Data Units Per Second 25 Source Width 100 ...

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Outline/stroke around transparent-background PNG in After Effects
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Try using Layer--> Auto-trace to tracing around the alpha. It will generate a mask which you can then expand. Or you could use a Layer Style to get a similar effect with a drop shadow or glow ...

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Timelapse on after effects
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Here's the math(s): 90 images to make a 10 second video at a frame rate of 25 frames per second (fps) (in the UK) = 25 fps * 10 seconds = 250 frames 250 frames / 90 images = 2.778 frames per image ...

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wrapping circular black frame for video - What is this effect called?
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it's a vignette. Here's a tutorial on how to do it. If you add a black solid layer to a comp, then feather the edges, and invert the mask, you'll get the basic effect. Beyond that, some people used ...

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What's the benefit of using an external audio recorder compared to an internal one?
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Can't speak for the Nikon, but the Canon 5D and 7D both have terrible on-board audio, with no way to easily monitor the audio levels. The Zoom will have a better mic pre-amp, and will let you monitor ...

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How do I get the best reproduction when playing a digital video on a PAL CRT monitor?
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Yes - if the monitor is Standard Definition PAL, then you should make sure the source video is 25fps 720x576 with interlaced fields at 50i, lower field first. S-video should give a better image than ...

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How to realistically add planet in the sky using 3d camera tracker and avoid overlapping with objects in the foreground?
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If the blades are rotating, and the camera is moving, you need to create a good foreground layer with anything the planet is supposed to be obscured by. So from the image it looks like it will be ...

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Questions about Customs/Insurance/Transport for your equipment?
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I can only write from the experience of travelling from the UK to many other countries with kit a few years ago (pre-covid era): In the UK, if you provide an equipment list to the airport customs desk ...

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Why does moving objects in some videos flicker or distort horizontally
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This is called interlacing. It's a video artefact left over from the days when video signals for television (and domestic systems) sent every other horizontal line, then filled in the missing gaps, ...

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Had to move a clip partially out of frame, how to deal with the new empty space?
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You could try using the Repetile effect in After Effects. This extends and repeats a layer based on certain rules - in this case I'd try unfolding or flipping it, so you see a mirror of what was on ...

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Best and easiest way to delete a layer by a specific time in the After Effects timeline
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Make a key frame (or more than one at different points) on the Opacity control. You can get to it by selecting the layer and pressing T. Or open up all the triangles to find it. Set the opacity to ...

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Does Adobe media encoder work if you have the cracked version of Adobe After Effects?
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Tell your friend that good software costs money. And is made by developers who need to put food on the table.

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Scrolling the panel in After Effects
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Also - try holding the space bar down.. It temporarily turns your cursor into a hand grabber. Very "handy" (sorry)

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Grouping multiple objects
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Yes- you can connect objects together using something called parenting. There’s a tutorial here https://www.surfacedstudio.com/tutorials/adobe-effects-basics-tutorial-parenting You could also pre-...

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Creating a stream of the same object between two points in AE?
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One possibility is to move a single object along a path (an asterisk in the example shown), using some position keyframes. Then place an adjustment layer above the object, with an Echo effect on it....

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1080/25p bitrate 15.7Mbps vs 10.4Mbps
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The higher bitrate will store more detail in your video. Most video cameras use file compression to throw away parts of the image that they think the viewer won't notice, in order to reduce the size ...

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Thousands of frames per second?
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The Casio EX-F1 can shoot upto 1200fps, but the resolution reduces as the frame rate gets higher. They go on eBay for about £600. http://www.casio.com/products/archive/Digital_Cameras/High-Speed/EX-...

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Any nice tool for replacing all black frames in a video with another frame
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You could do this in After Effects. There are lots of examples online where people use Expressions to examine the average brightness of each frame, then act upon it. For example, you could add a ...

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3D composition shows up as 2D in main project view?
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You need to click the Collapse Transformations (sun icon) on your [Comp 3D] layer. Otherwise your main comp will treat your other comp as a flat layer in a 3D space, if that makes sense?

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Composition shows mask instead of content
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Check whether you have Collapse Transformations enabled in your comp1. It's a litte sun icon:

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Fill shape layer with an image (after effects)
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If what you want to have as an end result is a flag texture inside a non-standard shape, can I suggest instead that you import the flag texture, and use a matte to change its shape? If you've already ...

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See layers beneath the solid I'm editing in After Effects
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Don't apply the brush tool to the solid - apply it to your photo instead. There is an option in the tool to choose whether to apply the brush over the image, or to reveal the image. When you're ...

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AE Counter Switch (Mins > Hs)
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Make three text layers with a slider on each. Call the layers value 1, value 2, and value 3. In the source text of each of the text layers put this expression, to display the slider value and round ...

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Replacing source clips in a multicam sequence in Premiere
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Save your project as a new version before you do this. If the new higher quality files have the same file names as the old ones, you can re-link the media, so that the edit points to the new files ...

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How to archive a Premiere Pro project that uses After Effects compositions
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Working with video inevitably involves large file sizes. Buy two large external spinning disks for backup, and a large fast SSD for active projects. I work on fast SSDs when I'm actively working on a ...

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Why does my video look overexposed in Adobe premiere 2022?
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Check there are no effects on the clip (click the clip in the sequence, and then click on the Effects Controls tab in the left window), and no source effects on the source clip (from the Effect ...

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Can I achieve effective keying if I use green lights to illuminate a white wall?
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I think if you light the wall green, you will get lots of bounced light back onto your subject which will play havoc with your key. Amazon does very cheap greenscreens now, which work pretty well so ...

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When I play two or more audio tracks at the same time, is there a formula to reduce volume so it does not clip?
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Video editing software usually measures amplitude not loudness on its metering, so 0dbFS (decibels to Full Scale) is the largest amplitude it can play back without clipping, averaged over a few ...

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