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  1. Stop adding new features till the program works at an appropriate speed.

    I'm tracking footage as I write this. the entire file is just a single 4k video with two trackers. my cache is on an ssd, and I run a 1070 and 6700k intel chip. not the best, I know...
    bit it worked fine on 6k anamorphic video in 2016 when I made it. so now I get to say:
    what the hell adobe. how did you mess this up so much, the moment you went subscription?

    it's simple. after effects has become like 3DS max: buggy, cobbled together, filled with half-functional plugins, all with messy code and badly integrated, with…

    94 votes

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  2. Extended Viewer as an option to be enabled for 2D rather than only 3D

    The new extended viewer is a great addition to the program, nice being able to see outside of the viewer frame! It would be amazing if this was an option for a 2D workflow, there's definite benefits for being able to have vision of what's outside the frame

    A workaround for those who like this as well, you can create a simple 3D layer and hide it. It will allow you to still use the draft 3D mode to have the extended view enabled for your 2D layers. Not sure what impact it would have on performance though having 3D…

    18 votes

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  3. After effects crashes when importing PSD files with latest update (version 22.2)

    When importing PSD files the "importing selected items" popup gets lasts for a long time then After Effects crashes . Was working perfectly fine a few days ago.

    8 votes

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  4. Fix broken Prores import in AE 2022

    Hello,

    I have a strange issue since I updated to Macos Monterey (12.1) and the latest version of Adobe CC 2022. I use a Macbook Pro 14.

    When I import Prores files (tested with 444 and 444XQ), they show a strange color cast, shift towards green-cyan. They also show artifacts, banding,... When I apply the same LUT to a DNXHR file (444 12bit), the image is clean. I have the same result in Premiere.

    When I import both Prores and DNXHR files in Resolve and apply the same LUT, both are clean.

    There's seems to be an issue with Prores…

    5 votes

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  5. After Effects crashes when importing a photoshop composition when you have an AEGP file in the plug ins folder.

    An AEGP file is necessary to have in the AE plug ins folder to use State Sets with 3DS Max. Unfortunately, having the AEGP folder makes After Effects crash when importing a Photoshop file as a composition.

    3 votes

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  6. Curves on Masks

    HI, I currently create a new layer for every curve(s) I apply. I thought I may be able to apply curves to masks so I could have multiple curves (colours) in one layer. Unfortunately I cannot do this and I am guessing it is about the 'paths'. Is there or could there be a way to turn masked sections into layers - although this may increase file size. I become limited to only changing one colour (applied curve(s)) a layer so if i have 5 masks they are all the one colour where I want say 5 masks of different…

    2 votes

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  7. Improve "inline" styling of text via Expressions

    It would be great to not only be able to use the "getStyleAt()" method, but also implement something like "setStyleAt()" in order to style portions of the text separately.

    It would also help to be able to chain different styles together. Right now, it's impossible to do proper text styling with different style types programmatically. It would be incredibly helpful, especially for Templates / MOGRTs.

    36 votes

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  8. "Collect Files..." not working at all on 22.4.0

    I'm trying to package my project so I can move the whole thing to a new folder location. In the last version I was using, AE was crashing every time I would try to "Collect Files...". I updated to 22.4.0 hoping it would fix the issue, but now when I try to "Collect Files..." nothing happens at all. Also I have given AE full disk access in my system preferences. (I am running AE on a Apple M1 Mac Book Pro, macOS Monterey 12.3.1)

    2 votes

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  9. Remove Parenthesis () around the "Footage" folder when using Collect Files feature

    These parenthesis are HARMFUL to production servers like the one at the agency I work at, and are generally unnecessary for the auto-generated folder when using the "collect files" feature in After Effects. Just "Footage" would be TOTALLY fine, but the parenthesis cause a lot of problems for machines and teams that can easily get tripped up with special characters. Please remove them from that dependency!!

    2 votes

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  10. Paste raster images directly into After Effects from clipboard.

    Paste images from clipboard directly into a new layer in AE, which would automatically save an image file in some specified directory and create the link. I constantly get references from clients, screenshots, colors, style frames, plates for vfx, etc. that I need to pull in to AE quickly, and it's annoying to have to save a file from PS, then do an import, navigate to the file, etc..

    3 votes

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  11. Please make AE-created MOGRT files compatible with Premiere RUSH

    It could be so great if the MOGRT files could be interpreted by the Rush App ! Desktop then Mobile app can have access to the templates 😍

    2 votes

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  12. Default Output folder and Output Module per Project

    Most of the time, I am working on multiple projects per day, switching several time. Each time I have to set the Output Folder and the Output Module for each.
    Why not store those in the Project Settings? (accessible from the Render Queue for user convenience :-)

    4 votes

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  13. Rounded Rectangle Mask Options

    When you create a rounded rectangle mask, under the Mask Path there are no roundness properties/options to change the roundness setting after making the mask. There needs to be a setting/property to change the roundness of the rounded rectangle mask under Mask 1 in the timeline panel.

    2 votes

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  14. Add Keyframe Objects in the Scripting API

    Compositions, Layers and Properties are all objects with attributes and methods, but keyframes are not. In fact keyframes do not really exist as anything. To get a keyframe, you have to use Property methods such as “keyAtTime()”, or know the index of the key you are trying to access.
    Manipulating big amount of keyframes can be very difficult because of this.

    It would be very helpful if Keyframes were objects and had their own attributes. Assigning ID to keyframes can be super useful as well.

    2 votes

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  15. Transition generator directly from After Effects to Premiere Pro

    All the time when I want to add my custom transition in premiere I have to create new AAE comp and all the time make the same things. This app need to easy transitions making system where you'll declarate "dummy in" and "dummy end" of clip, and import it into Premiere pro, as transition with all comp solids, adjustment layers, nulls and effects.

    I've tried to do my custom transitions using newest option to replace video components from premiere pro, but it's stupid declarate. There isn't "dummy video" but you have to set video path and replace this path from…

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  16. Add a method to set the project panel as active.

    'app.project.activeItem' is very limited since it can either be an active viewer or an active item on the project panel. There's a workaround for open comps with 'app.activeViewer.setActive()' to make sure you are on the viewer but there's no workaround for the opposite. There is no command to make sure you are operating with the selected project panel items.

    if I want to 'executeCommand()' on the project panel selected items, but the panel is not active. I'm basically defeated.

    1 vote

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  17. Include FolderItem.duplicate()

    compItem.duplicate() is a thing but can't duplicate folders at all. Seems like it should be a thing.

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  18. Include item.index to ExtendScript

    Yes, 'item.id' is cool, but it's not serial, and sometimes you need to iterate through items based on their indexes, trusting the indexes are in numerical order. When I need to get an item's id I need to use its name to loop through the entire project manager until I get a match. It just is so much for something so simple and it feels like item.index should be a thing, just like 'layer.index' is! Please!

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  19. Venice X-OCN delayering results in clamped highlights and does not allow linearised workflow

    The internal X-OCN debayer results a) in clamped Highlights even in 32bpc and is b) slightly less sharp.

    I compared AE to the Reference DeBayer from Sony (Same as SCRATCH & Resolve in Sony Mode).
    Presumably AE debaters in Standard and not in High Quality Mode. Sadly there are no settings possible beyond Colorspace in AE.

    And: AE shows a black image and is laggy when enabling linearised workflow and crashed when you try to simulate a Display Workspace in Color Managed workflows.

    The DeBayering pipeline seems to be broken / low quality and should not be used in an…

    1 vote

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  20. Add "Legacy" option when exporting Avid DNxHD Quicktimes

    Since AE 22.3, Avid DNxHD Quicktimes appear to be broken in all software but the latest version of Avid Media Composer.

    This was a deliberate change to the codec:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro-discussions/announcement-changes-to-quicktime-dnxhd-support-in-premiere-pro-22-3/m-p/12905939#M408114

    Unless the problem can be fixed, then I recommend a "Legacy" option be added to the export settings, to allow this essential codec to continue to work in the 90% of real world cases on productions.

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