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  1. H.265 footage got pixelated and lost details

    I found some specific H.265 footages imported into AE/PR partially (e.g. the clouds I marked in the red box) got pixelated after few frames, but the first frame (which I think it is the keyframe) is ok, when you zoon in, you can see the obvious pixelated blocks both in viewer and final output. But it will not happen in DaVinci Resolve nor I exported the footage to ProRes them imported into AE/ PR.

    The PSD file is exported from the video, you can zoon in 300% and switch the layer to see what happened.

    This issue happens in both…

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  2. Remove Animation as the default rendering codec

    It is not supported on any modern OS.

    (When I teach my (newbie) students about rendering, I have to do a lot of technical explanation on how and why to set up a more efficient rendering preset.)

    3 votes

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  3. Lock specific effect values, ex. the anchor point and/or position, in the Transform scroll down menu in After Effects.

    It is far too easy to grab hold of the wrong value (the anchor point instead of the position value and the other way around) and completely mess up an animation. Usually it takes quite some time to relize the mistake, Most items given different default anchor points by different size, it may take quite a while before realizing the mistake since it's impossible to keep all these values in your head. The only way to save the day is to reset to default values and start all over again loosing a lot of valueble time, and money! Most people…

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  4. 'Replace with clip>from bin' just like in Premiere when you right click an object

    For efficient workflow and swapping out of files, to swap out a layer on the timeline with a file from the bin. This idea is just like the feature in Premiere, where you right click a clip on timeline, 'replace clip>from bin'

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  5. team render client

    In C4D is a render client that shows how many machines are online and if u start a 3D render, it will assign frames to each machine that is online. After Effects needs something like this. I want to use multiple machines without any stress for rendering the output fast. All I found are third party plugins or stressful workarounds.
    This should be integrated in AE.

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  6. auto translate expressions

    When opening an AE file, check if expressions are written in the language than the aftereffects version. If not, ask the user for an auto-translation.
    It would be a great improvement for team-working when you are not aware of everyone language presets.

    3 votes

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  7. Can't undo after saving

    In AE 17.1.2 every time I save, it clears my edit history - meaning that I can't undo, despite the fact that I didn't close AE. Considering how often I save just in case of a crash, I'm worried that this is going to cause a major issue. And no, saving incrementally isn't an option because it'd make my folders incredibly messy really fast.

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  8. Add a 360 video stitching software

    Currently, the only option to stitch 360 video professionally is with MistikaVR. The company knows that and overcharging A LOT! it's $85 a month to use the software. I am so annoying by the way they are taking advantage of the creative community and would love to see them fall. I think it can be a great business for Adobe to develop a professional way to stitch VR and take the business from Mistika.

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  9. BUG: Expression "Drop-Down" menu the word "Menü" changes to "Men," in german version when saved on a PC and opened on a Mac

    I worked on the german version of After Effects CC20 on a PC, when i saved the project and opened it in the german Version on the Mac in the "Drop-Down"-Menu the word "Menü" has changed to "Men," which brakes the Expressions, so there seems to be a problem with the german letter "ü" when saved on PC and opened on a Mac. Manual FIX: I could fix it by duplicating the "Drop-Down"Menu, the duplicate than automatically inserts the word "Menü" correctly.

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  10. Essential Graphics bugs / oversights with Audio and forward parenting

    I work in a studio where we deal with inmense amount of deliverables per project. Localisation differences or just dynamic videos that can have varying shots per asset where an edit itself stays global.

    The use of Essential Graphics is a key component for us in order to minimize timelines and iterations as uniques are created dynamically instead of being full duplicates.

    The part where our workflow breaks is when we have to deal with takes that inculed voice-overs or dialog that also needs to be swapped.

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    Currently using expressions to "mute" a track and 0dB the other through…

    2 votes

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  11. Please add simple audio recording straight in AE

    Many times we use voice guides which changes constantly, it will be much easier to record straight in AE instead of Audition each time...

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  12. Workflow between illustrator and after effects (ai layer to shape layer in AE)

    Hi, feature request please. It would be great to improve the link between illustrator and after effects.
    - It's actually impossible to get the path with stroke correctly from an illustator's shape layer : the brush is vectorized and we can't trim path it correctly in after effect.
    - we still can't transform an ai text to a text layer in ae...
    - the gradiant aren't available while creating shape layer from ai file
    - it would be great to have the possibility to create bin in illustrator ( as already existing in photoshop) for conversion in AE (i mean…

    4 votes

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  13. Enable/disable Constrain Proportions on Multiple Layers

    Is there a way to select multiple layers and uncheck constrain proportions on all of them at once? That would save a lot of time as opposed to selecting multiple layers, hitting s, then unchecking each individual link button.

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  14. Team Projects not finding media assets in CC Libraries

    Dragging assets into Team Project from CC Libraries - after Quit an error message returns that After Effects is not able to locate all media.

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  15. There should be a keyboard shortcut to jump the playhead to double digit comp marker numbers

    I was recently trying to add 22 markers to my comp in order to have various layers moved to the markers for a complex motion graphics project. I wanted to use a keyboard shortcut to move the playhead quickly from marker to marker. This would also allow me to move layers to start at the markers using the left bracket shortcut. After much research I realized one can only use a keyboard shortcut, the number on the keypad, to go to markers 1-9. To me, it's ridiculous to limit this functionality to 9 markers. Lots of people in the forums…

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  16. Audio from parent

    Hi, I thinks would be great if there was a option in a sub comp where you can turn on and ear the audio from the parent comp. So when you are animating in this subcomp you can sync with the audio from parent.

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  17. zxp extensions database error

    The latest version of AE and Pr messed up with the zxp extensions database error.

    ZXP Installer from AE script is not working anymore, they told me you messed up with database i need to reinstall to be able to update my extension... it seems that zxpinstaller is not working properly anymore... Can you fix this database error plz ?

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  18. Is there a way to share a render file between After Effects and Premiere?

    If we can share After Effects projects with Premiere, is there a way to share the After Effects preview render file of a composition with its linked file in a Premiere project? That would save having to create another preview render file in Premiere.

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  19. [Scripting,bug] Cannot render to external drives

    OS X, any version. Setting the destination for a still file via scripting to a networked or external drive will result in failed render.

    Setting the destination manually works.

    Setting the destination by:

    // options.path acquired earlier by folder.selectDlg.fsName or absoluteURI - doesn't matter which one

     var fld = new Folder(options.path);
    
     if (fld.exists) {
       var new_data = {  "Output File Info" : {
                  "Base Path" : fld.fullName,      // fld.absoluteURI or any other method yields the same result
                  "File Name" : fn + '_[#####]'
                }
             };
        om1.setSettings( new_data );
    }
    

    and then attempting to manually change it by clicking on the…

    2 votes

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  20. ALT+drag copy/duplicate

    I would like to see ALT+Drag to copy/duplicate for layers in the timeline and assets in the project panel. Its a standard function for the rest of the adobe suite and for some reason its missing from AE. There's not even an alternate function, its just missing. I understand holding alt and dragging selected key frames in the timeline does temporal stretch. so I see why it might be harder to implement for key frames without upsetting current functions. But, this seems to be a missing feature that would be widely appreciated for those of us that use the wider…

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