Premiere Pro reference frame for After Effects
Just thought of an idea while I was making huge amounts of text frames in after effects using Red Giant text generator.
It would be handy if we could send a single frame with one click from Premiere Pro timeline to After Effects (would be in the snapshot option box I think - opens in the AE footage window) so I can reference PP in AE. While Im making text frames I need to check premiere for spelling and formatting. This could also be useful as an option to send the frame to the active timeline, or just import it into a Premiere Frames folder in the AE bin. This would save exporting and importing the snapshot manually - and in the case of sending it to the AE footage window, just save the snapshot to the cache.
An alternative to this would be having a Premiere Pro reference window IN After Effects - for when PP is open it send the current reference frame to AE. Then you can grab snapshots from that in AE.
Paul Roper commented
I'd also like a snapshot feature in PPro EXACTLY like AE's one (shift-F5 to F8 takes a snapshot, then pressing F5 to F8 shows that snapshot). It's perfect for comparing shots, especially when doing stuff like colour grading.
Or am I mistaken, and PPro already has something like this? I know I can click the camera icon and export a still frame, but that's not what I'm talking about.