After Effects Dynamic Link Breaks
Since the 2021 update, every time I go to After Effects and back to Premiere, every single dynamic link for every composition pertaining to my project breaks. This isn't just exiting and restarting the program (which should no doubt be fine anyways) but by simply hitting save on After effects and switching the window back to premiere.
This bug is absurd as the compositions need to be re-linked every time and is massively infuriating.
Hunter Croft commented
This has been happening on and off since about 2020. It will happen for several months, then will phase out (I think as I move on to new projects). I've never been able to figure out what causes it. It's happened across multiple computers. All MacBook Pros.
Evan Lloyd commented
Dynamic Linking has become so buggy since AE and Premiere 22 that I've had to change my entire workflow because of it. I have too many dynamic link issues to name.
Gregory A. Taylor commented
this is an issue that needs to be resolved
Georgi Vasilev commented
Needs this fixed too. I have Premiere Pro 2022 with AE 2022 comps linked inside and everytime I hit save in AE, the link inside Premiere breaks and I have to re-link to see my change. It was working well few months ago I recall with the same project files.
Philipp Müller commented
Dynamic Link (just a simple text animation with motion blur) is constantly crashing my premiere pro project. Constantly. Freezing, losing connection, crashing.
And once again something adobe declares as THE big feature for premiere and after effects - completely unusable to a degree that I can't work on my job without troubleshooting.
No AAF support under M1, Dynamic Link still crashing in 2022, custom workspaces that cause major crashes - are you kidding me?
Adobe please stop updating your faulty software with unrequested features and start fixing the tools we, as customers and professionals, rely on day by day.
Gerard Black commented
This still an issue, every change in AE need to be saved, then in PP i need to relink the offline media to see any changes. ON Mac Studio with latest PP and AE. I've tried adding AE MC and PP tofull disk access and that hasn't worked.
Kiryn, the Adobe ecosystem behaves strangely. For example, the dynamic link between Pr and Photoshop does not work in full for me. I can send a picture from Pr, work in Photoshop, and changes do not occur in real time.
My advice to you is to send a copy of your frame from Pr to AE, work with it, and then output it through AE. And already ready to throw the media into your project in Pr. This is as a workaround, as long as the problem with the dynamic link persists. Try
kiryn poole commented
Baffy19, I've changed my security system settings to allow AE and PR Pro full disk access, still happens.
Kiryn Poole, f you use a Mac system, look for your answer on the Premiere forum. There is an answer on your topic. This is due to the security settings that blocks links. I have no problems with dynamic Pr/AE communication.
kiryn poole commented
Still getting this in 2022, I'm pretty tired of these f***ing programs never working properly.
I've changed my security system settings to allow AE and PR Pro full disk access, still happens.
Mary Nail commented
Having the same problem. This has been happening me since last fall, but not on every project. I think I finally figured out the common link every time it happens: it's only on after effects projects where I have imported another comp or file from another after effects project. I needed a comp I used in a different project, so I imported it into a new ae project and used that new project to dynamic link into premiere. Now every time I saw in ae it breaks. Every other time this has happened it's also been when I'm importing a comp from another project. Not sure what to do to fix this, but I feel pretty certain that's the origin of the problem, at least for me
Snehal Noorani commented
yes, I'm constantly having to relink. Big Sur, Pr & Ae 2021
jamie andrei commented
Having the same issue here. We have AFX files dynamic linked into Premiere Pro, every time there is a change made / save to the AFX file the Premiere Pro file goes off line in the 2022 versions. Sounds like dynamic linking basically doesn't really work for anyone here. Bloody shame. Great concept.
Just looking around now for any recent news or a fix.
Solutions for all users of Apple systems at this link. There's your answer.
Daniel Braun commented
This is still broken. Save an AF file that is dynamically linked, switch back to Premiere. Link its broken - have to relink. Any help? What's the status of this bug fix?
Lisa G commented
This has been killing me! I found a fix that seems to temporarily work for me... I right click the linked sequence in the project panel, then click 'edit original'. Seems to clear the bug, at least for a little while. But I agree, it's insane how unreliable dynamic linking is (and has been for years) given how essential this workflow is to people's jobs.
Eugene NOWEE commented
Yes.. I get this too... its driving me nuts, very annoying
Ken Glynn commented
Hi all, I was wrestling with the same issue. I use dynamic linking and always save numbered iterations of all project files in all apps for recovery sake. As suggested above, this was the easiest solution for me: get out of the habit of using 'save as' to save iterations, and use the 'file > save a copy' option instead. BOOM! No more need to relink my .aep's every time. I hope this works as well for you!
Michele Baggio commented
I personally solved it as David Rosenthal suggested. Uninstalled all previous versions and I was able to relink all After Effects compositions (22.2.0 - Build 120) in Premiere (22.2.0 - Build 128).
I hope it helps
Guntram Pollock commented
I have implemented a button for a dirty hotfix (to refresh the links).
You cannot relink! (canChangeMediaPath() returns false for ae-links or mogrts)
So I delete the links, and re-import them and insert them again into their positions in the sequences.