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  1. consolidate and transcode

    Please add "consolidate and transcode" like Premiere Pro in After Effects!!

    2 votes
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  2. BUG: OpenEXR different Color AE/PP

    Hello,
    we render a lot with OpenEXR in After Effetcs. If I am import them into Premiere the Color is different in comparison when I import them in After Effects. My workaround is to import the File in After Effects and make an dynamik Link in Premiere Pro.

    By the way, the compression slider for Exporting OpenEXR is missing in After Effects. In AME there is a compression Slider for OpenEXR.

    Thank you for your Time

    2 votes
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  3. ASCII project files

    Please provide an option to save project files as ASCII files instead of binary. This is particularity needed for source control (such as when checking in After Effects projects into a Git repository) and for traceability (i.e., who/when changed what) but also allows project issues to be easily rectified with a simple text editor (such as performing search-and-replace of media paths or replacing one plug-in with another and do it across projects in a fraction of the time that it would take to do it manually).

    Note that all professional content creation software support ASCII files including Maya.

    3 votes
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  4. convert CMYK ro RGB option for vector files

    option to convert a CMYK vector file to RGB, from within AE.

    5 votes
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  5. Allow file-based versioning/snapshotting of all media relating to a project

    Use-case

    An After Effects project is frozen. As such all media related to that project must remain untouched yet remain in their location on the file system while still allowing the next version to build on the previous version.

    Currently, to support this, I version all media using the prefix _v###. Then, every time I need to freeze a project, I duplicate all the versioned files and increment the version numbers. Sometimes files are renamed, sometimes files are deleted in the process, yet the versions before remain untouched.

    In fact, depending on the structure, the files of the new version…

    2 votes
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  6. Premiere Dissolves no longer create Opacity keyframes in After Effects

    In the past, you could create a video in Premiere Pro and add in typical Cross Dissolves. Then, when you send the clips through to dynamic link, all of the dissolves would be converted into Opacity keyframes.

    This has not worked for a large number of previous versions.

    Was this feature removed? If so, why? Can it be added back? Is this a bug?

    3 votes
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  7. Scripting access to set markers as "selected"

    Please open the API to allow access to programmatically select a given marker.

    I am trying to write a script to access the "Update Markers from Source" context menu item, but because that particular command requires a layer marker to be selected, and it's impossible to select a marker via ExtendScript, my script cannot ever work.

    It's already possible to loop through to select a certain layer. It should be just as easy to select a layer marker on that layer, once the layer is selected.

    4 votes
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  8. import

    Bug: jpeg importer does not import correctly. When importing multiple jpeg files, they show up as the same image, i.e., the file names are correct in the project panel, but when opening them in the footage viewer or placing them in a sequence, they are all either the same image or 1 of 2 different images. if the file type is changed to pngs, all images display correctly.

    2 votes
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  9. Access text properties (kerning, font size, leading, etc) via scripting

    We need more access to text properties via scripting. It will be helpful to change, for example, the font size of a text layer via scripting, that way the textbox stay the same size becouse right now I can only change the scale of the layer and it changes all proportions of the layer (height and with in pixels, size of the textbox).
    If we can access to that properties via scripting we can let all LayerObject attributes the same (textboxes, width, height, scale) and only change font size, leading, kerning, tracking, text stroke width, color, etc).

    Thanks for your…

    7 votes
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  10. essential graphics limits

    being able to limit the number of color options to a specific palette in essential graphics would be great

    3 votes
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  11. Dismiss all files not found

    Either provide a list of all the missing footage or files, or give me a dismiss all button. I don't need to hit OK hundreds of times before I can just look for an expression in an unarchived project.

    10 votes
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  12. Grid effect feather pickwhip

    I cannot pickwhip the feather height and width elements of the grid effect in one layer to another feather element grid effect in another layer. it keeps allocating the grid height and width elements instead

    2 votes
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  13. Increment and Save filename options

    Suddenly the filename increment on Increment And Save has changed; and no option to change it to how it used to be OR simply to how you want it to be. The date thing is super confusing! Unless I'm missing the setting? Would love control over this. Now I have to hit "Save As..." and increment the save myself.

    2 votes
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  14. Keep clip settings on PR>AE 'replace with AE composition'

    Replacing an image sequence @[x]FPS in PR with an AE composition results in AE overriding the clip framerate with the setting in AE>preferences>import>sequence footage.

    This is counter-intuitive, and can lead to a massive loss of time fixing the problem. It is reasonable to expect the clip to have the same frame rate, as the point of Dynamic Linking is surely to allow seamless movement between applications.

    2 votes
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  15. Add a way to replace an image inside a composition but keep the size of the previous one.

    Imagine you animate an image and then realize that the image's resolution is too low for your needs and you need to replace it with a bigger one. If you just replace the file, the size will be too big and you need to work around that fact. It would be really time-saving to be able to do this automatically.

    2 votes
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  16. Bug: Dragging from a Library to a folder in the Project panel doesn't place it in that folder.

    There is a bug where you can't drag any item from the Library panel directly into a folder in the Project panel. After Effects will always place the item in the root folder. You will have to then manually drag the item to the location you want after it has been imported.

    This can get pretty cumbersome in large projects.

    2 votes
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  17. Issues with After Effects on a network. Preview window is slow to respond or doesn't respond when changes are made. Works fine offline.

    Issues with After Effects on a network. We have a SAN, no network issues or disk i/o problems. When using After Effects 2018, there are issues with the preview window and it is very slow to respond when you make changes. Sometimes it never responds and is just blank grey until you flush cache, close AE, etc. Duplicating the project locally works fine as well as working offline.

    2 votes
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  18. source text for essential graphics

    Is it possible to add a source parameter for pictures
    so that you can bring this parameter into premiere to load up
    pictures for animated reveals

    2 votes
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  19. aerender json aware

    It will be great to have aerender JSON aware. at this point in time aerender is only evaluating $.eval(file) while rendering.
    This would help the community a lot by avoiding paying for a lot of plugins. Interestingly the footage(json file) is working great with aftereffects but not with JSON footage

    6 votes
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  20. Bug Report: Motion Templates Not Displaying in Premiere Correctly

    Hey guys,

    I'm experiencing an issue with a .mogrt I'm working on. It's a block of text that appears from off-screen. I've written expressions to show/hide text and background layers based on how many lines of text the user inputs.

    Everything's working great in After Effects but as soon as I pull it across to Premiere, it doesn't display correctly. I feel like this must be something to do with the text box input in Premiere. Is it possible it's inserting a space somewhere? I've checked each blank box but they're definitely empty…

    Can you shed any light on this?

    2 votes
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