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  1. Bug: Keyframes disappear in video files with >3hr timecodes

    Bug description: When adding keyframes to a layer using a video file which is over three hours in length, any keyframes added past 2:59:59:29 are not rendered in the Timeline panel, regardless of when the video file is placed in the Composition. Keyframes still function but are not visible or selectable with the cursor.

    Reproduced on both Mac OS and Windows, 15.1.0.

    It appears linked to the maximum composition length After Effects has of three hours? This seems arbitrary now it's a purely 64-bit application, and Premiere can cope with 24-hour timelines with larger timecodes?

    2 votes
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  2. Make expression text remain the same size, regardless of whether or not is is "Active"

    When clicking on the expression text to make it active, the font size changes which shifts the text around. Once this happens, I again have to find the part I was trying to click on in the first place. The more text there is, the worse this problem becomes.

    This also isn't specific to expression text; the same issues occur when renaming layers, as well as just about any other UI element that allows you to edit text.

    2 votes
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  3. Long words disappear

    When typing very long words using a paragraph text, at some point (after a certain amount of characters), the text just disappears completely. Especially when using text to create walls of numbers or something (not using expressions to maintain the control) this gets very annoying. This bug has been filed 2010 already and is still present.

    3 votes
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  4. Shortcut save/load backup/restore

    What is the meaning of "Save as" and "Copy to Clipboard" functions on Keyboard Shortcut dialog if you can't restore the saved setting if you reinstall the app???

    3 votes
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  5. Preview Resolution options above the composition resolution

    Importing vector assets into AE can sometimes lead to arbitrary and sometimes very low resolution precomps that you have to animate within unless you want to go to the effort of resizing things in both precomp and master compositions. This resizing doesnt do anything objectively since its all vectors, it'l all shake out fine in the end.

    But during the production it is a pain to either animate in very low resolution compositions or to go to the effort to resize things.

    The option to just set the preview resolution above the compositions actual resolution, in the same way you…

    2 votes
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  6. In curves the alpha curve is hardly visible

    So as the interface is dark and the alpha curve is dark it can be hardly visible make it purple or give it an outline

    7 votes
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  7. Add Fast Previews/Adaptive Resolution button in Layer panels

    The only way to change the fast preview/adaptive resolution setting is in the composition panel. I'll often work in a Layer panel instead (faster than soloing layers) and then have to switch back to the comp viewer to change Fast Previews to Off and then switch back.

    Most of the toggles/settings are duplicated in both panels, would be nice if Fast Previews was, too.

    2 votes
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  8. Move the Smart Quotes toggle into the Character Panel

    Currently the toggle for Smart Quotes is only accessible in the overflow menu on the Character panel. A checkbox for Smart Quotes should be added to the panel itself -- like Ligatures and Hindi Digits.

    2 votes
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  9. eyedropper is not working on CC2018 on high sierra

    The eyedropper is not working as expected.

    I always set the background of my comps to the color of the interface using the eyedropper but in the new version it changes the color to black, not grey.

    I have manually been setting the color to 232323, but it's too time consuming.

    2 votes
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  10. Edit original in context menu

    It's a minor thing, but I tend to use the context menu quite often. I wish I could have edit original in there in After Effects as well. I use a couple of other Adobe Apps and most of them have Edit Original in the context menu. In After Effects I always have to remember the Keyboard Shortcut cmd+E (which is different in other Apps). So when I toggle between multiple Apps it would be just nice to have Edit Original where I expect it.

    2 votes
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  11. Adding marker removes existing marker properties

    Hitting * or alt/option-* on a frame with an existing marker should just open the edit marker settings dialog. Instead it wipes out all existing properties (comments, color, duration, etc.).

    I use the marker text comments field heavily and would be great to be able to open and modify existing markers without having to take my hands off the keyboard.

    2 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Sub menu for Precomps in timeline panel

    It's basically a treeview..

    By right clicking a layer and selecting treeview comp menu icon, I want to be able to see whats inside of that precomp without actually going inside,

    The treeview of precomp layers could be visible and controllable without the need to actually open that precomp.

    See attachments

    It's big news if it could be done.

    2 votes
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  14. Allow L*a*b* -values in Color Picker

    Hi,

    Photoshop has an excellent color picker that allows user to input Lab*-values and then converts those values to a corresponding RGB-values based on the color profile that's loaded into your working space. Similar functionality would be great addition to After Effects and extremely useful when dealing with brand colors.

    6 votes
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  15. Missing percentage/frame counter in VR Comp Editor when Tracking

    When tracking a 360 shot using the VR Compe Editor and 3D Edit i no longer have the percentage/frame counter telling me progress of the track. The tracker then starts solving the track but never finishes just sticks on the yellow solving bar.

    3 votes
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  16. Global Adaptive Resolution Setting

    Add a global setting or button for Fast Previews/Adaptive Resolution. That way users can turn it off globally for an entire project. Currently there is no way to do this except to go in each composition and set fast previews to 'Off (Final Quality)'.

    Also, this might be a bug, because for some reason, at a certain moment, this has been turned on and now it is turned on every composition or project I open resulting in a very pixelated preview.

    3 votes
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  17. Pin Project Template

    In our studio environment, we have a standard after effects template that gets loaded for every project. It would be nice to be able to pin a few project templates in the startup window along with recent files.

    2 votes
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  18. Rotobezier / X-Spline Handles

    Add tension handles to rotobezier (x-splines) so they are easier to edit without a modifier key.

    Basically, just steal how MochaAEs X-splines work, they are great.

    5 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. CC2018: I called the local Adobe help phone number, but after 8 minutes there wasn't any answer only the music

    Black hole, I interrupted the line!
    Good support!
    On the chat, they asked my phone number to upgrade many times, i don't understand why not once!

    2 votes
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