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July 23, 2009 at 12:49 PM #47773
hey guys, new here, hows it going?
i got a question about after effects
for some reason everytime i color correct on after effects and then export it, i get this weird pixelated look,someone told me i should export the file as a qucktime movie, i did and the problem presisted, it looks a little better but it still loses quality. is there something im doing wrong while exporting? settings maybe?
July 23, 2009 at 2:59 PM #196596chuckengelsParticipant
What is your source format and size and what is your export format and size?
July 23, 2009 at 6:48 PM #196597
July 23, 2009 at 9:06 PM #196598chuckengelsParticipant
What is the size/resolution of the clip?
If you are going to work in Premiere and AE you need to get used to using AVI unless you are working with HDV. Depending on your QuickTime settings the clip could look really bad after having effects added and being exported twice. AVI won’t have that problem.
July 23, 2009 at 9:11 PM #196599
when i work with AVI files they usually look awful after i export them from AE thou, do you know what could be the problem? and i usually dont change the resolution
July 23, 2009 at 9:16 PM #196600
July 23, 2009 at 11:22 PM #196601AnonymousInactive
If you are working with Premiere Pro CS4 and After Effects CS4, you can use the Adobe Dynamic Link. It will send the video to AF without rendering. Then you color correct. When you see the video in PP, it will have all the changes that you made in After Effects. I did it once, and it worked perfectly, but i forgot how to use that…. Maybe one of the Premiere guys can tell u…
July 24, 2009 at 3:55 AM #196602
If you have a clip on your Premiere Pro Timeline do this:
1: Right-Click on the clip and choose Replace with After Effects Comp. (This will open after Effects, import your clip into a new after Effects comp, and replace the occurrence of the clip on your timeline with the AE comp.)
2: In After Effects perform your color correction or other effects work and save the File. The changes will be refleced in the after Effects comp on your Premiere Pro timeline. If you want to edit the placed comp on your timeline just right click on the clip and choose Edit Original.
If the clips are not on your Timeline:
1: Choose File>Adobe Dynamic Link>New After Effects Comp.
2: Import your clips into your New After Effects comp and do whatever you want to them. Save your AE file.
3: Back in Premiere you will have the After Effects comp in your project panel. Just drag it to your timeline and use it like any other clip. Beaware the quality will not be perfect until you renter the AE file.
If your goal is color correction though I question why you are doing it in AE with curves. The Three-Way color corrector in Premiere Pro will probably give you better results.
>>If you are going to work in Premiere and AE you need to get used to
using AVI unless you are working with HDV. Depending on your QuickTime
settings the clip could look really bad after having effects added and
being exported twice. AVI won’t have that problem.<<
That isnt’ correct. Like AVI, Quicktime is merely a wrapper. The codec you use will affect the quality of the video file regardless of which of those two formats you use. In fact when using the Mac version of Premiere Pro Quicktime Mov is the default video format and I have been using Quicktime files with After Effects for years both as am importable and exportable format.
July 24, 2009 at 3:56 AM #196603
Also, one other note.
Adobe Dynamic Link has been around since the CS3 versions of the Adobe Video applications.
July 24, 2009 at 9:10 AM #196604
thank you so much guys!
July 24, 2009 at 1:38 PM #196605
oh wait so i have to click on add to render queue first? before saving?
July 24, 2009 at 5:34 PM #196606
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