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  1. Make Center in View do what it promises

    'Layer/Transform/Center in View' seems to be a function that centers the selected Layer in the current view. But when zoomed in, this is not true.
    It centers the Layer in the middle of the Comp, not the view.

    It would be great if it actually can center a Layer in the view: this makes it more easy to work on details, and position Layers in detail.

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  2. move timeline with control + mouse wheel

    As you can do in Premiere, that would be son handy, please add it

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  3. Color randomly the keyframes of time remap

    Assign color to time-remap key-frames, based on the footage time, so is easier to spot loops and repetitions.
    I found that get confused with the time-remap is one the problems that makes redo work from scratch most often.

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  4. implement live switching to windows for youtube streamers/game streamers etc.

    (video) streamers need television quality switch capability for live streams, we also want to incorporate nice graphics and effects. Most of us already run computers with great graphics capability and often use two pc's to stream live . It would be great to create a piece of software that opperates as a fully functional television studio importing video effects live from plugin's and effects from pre-rendered or on the fly rendered after effects files. The dreamscape we could create for a live stream would be wonderful. notch a corner watermark to my feed while switching to a friend on the…

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  5. Character text window: Replace 'Sample' text preview, with Custom user test text.

    Some fonts need to be seen as they will appear with their designated text. Please provide a way to preview all fonts with custom tailored text.

    if this is a resource hungry demand, then a one at a time font custom text will be fine too,

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  6. Show audio waveform in the layer line, similar to Premiere

    The ability to see audio waveform on a non-expanded layer would be great, similar to how it's shown in Premiere. It would mean the audio is more easily visible allowing you to line up other layers to the audio track and to find points or beats in music quickly. See the attached mock up. Thanks, Lee

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  7. video preview overlapping second monitor

    I have a Windows 10 machine with a 2-monitor setup. Whenever I enable mercury transmit on the second monitor to use it as a client monitor, it creates a preview that's too large for the screen and extends onto the screen I'm working on. (I've attached a file that shows what I mean.)

    I'm working on a Windows 10 Pro machine with 2 Geforce GTX 1080 TIs bridged together. Admittedly, the screens are different resolutions - but that never seemed to affect anything when I used these exact screens with a Mac. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

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  8. After Effects is Thinking... Feedback...

    I've had this happen several time with complex projects... There is a progress bar that comes up when tasks will take some time. However, I've had several instances where it may take 10 or even 20 minutes of the window sitting and unresponsive where it almost seems like a crash. But then the progress bar shows up and I wait for the rendering. I thought the project was crashing and only found out by mistake when I took a phone call and didn't touch anything and when I came back to the monitor the image was rendered on screen. I…

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  9. AE Effects & Presets search bug

    Every time i type anything that starts with the letter "e" into the search bar of the effects & presets tab, it glitches out the whole tab and i can't search for or add any effects. I have to completely close and reopen AE to make it functional again. Please fix this as it's annoying to have to restart AE every time I try to search for an effect that starts with the letter E

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  10. AE Update - Add editable graph editor curve inside all layer properties

    In a given project I probably go back to the graph editor 10-20 times to perfect curves until they look perfect to me. The downfall to this is the fact that I have to click and open up the main graph each time to tweak. This idea came to me when I realized that PR has a small graph editor inside the layer itself to avoid opening up another window. It would be a game changer to have a small editable curve inside all layers. Ive attached a quick mock to share a little bit more of my thinking.

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  11. AE CC 2019 16.0.1 Korean font not working

    Anytime I type in Korean characters it appears at the bottom of the screen in a grey text bar. When I am finished a character it appears in the text box I am typing into but it is making typing extremely difficult.

    This does not happen in ANY other adobe program and did not previously occur in pre-2019 After effects.

    This has been a serious issue and any other place I ask about this has come up with a "That's weird" response from people.

    See screenshot to see what is happening.

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  12. I have a probleme with composition panel

    I installed after effects cc 2019 trial version a day ago, it worked fine. But today, I launched it and open an existing project but nothing appear in composition panel. How can I fix this ?

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  13. Make it possible for some layers to always be visible even when soloing layers

    Often times when working on VFX, you're using LUTs or letterbox overlays, or other guide layers which help you work. You're also frequently soloing different combinations of layers.

    It's very inconvenient, for example, to solo one layer in your composition only to have your LUT turn off, and have to scroll though this 100-layer composition, to find it and solo it. And then of course when you want to turn soloing off, you have to do the same thing in reverse.

    What would be wonderful, is if there was a way of making certain layers exempt from soloing. I can…

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  14. Timeline keyboard shortcuts from Premiere and FCP7

    I'm looking for a function in the Keyboard graphic for-

    FIT SEQUENCE INTO TIMELINE - Shift Z
    ADD MARKER - M
    NEXT MARKER - Shift M
    PREVIOUS MARKER - Option M

    MARK REGION - Command-Option M immediately after adding a new Marker, positioned at the Playhead further along Timeline. Marker splits to Playhead and defines region interest. Unlike Work Area, these are not volatile; these regions can be stored with the master.

    And unless I'm completely missing this...

    J-K-L keys for playback control!!!

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  15. Perspective Corner Pin improvement idea

    When corner pinning extremely tight objects, it can get quite confusing with everything having a white outline. Can you change the actual corner pin shape to a disimilar color to ease eyestrain and improve workflow when tweaking?

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  16. Expression Shortcut

    Expression Shortcut Idea:

    A shortcut to open the expression would be nice.

    Example:
    If I have a position expression on a layer I would normally use the default expression shortcut (Double E). However, it would be nice to have that shortcut (or a new one created). If I select the layer, then push P (to reveal the position) then push Alt + Ctrl+ A (Which will select all properties that are showing). Then, with that property selected, you could then push the double E shortcut to reveal the expression of that property.

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    Thank you for submitting this idea.

    There is already a shortcut available to add an expression to a selected property: Option + Shift + = (macOS) or Alt + Shift + = (Windows)

    The Add Expression command is also available from the Animation menu. The keyboard shortcut can be customized in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.

    Does this do what you are requesting? If not, please clarify what functionality you’d like to see added to After Effects.

  17. Rotate Layers in 1/10 of degrees?

    1 degree of rotation is quite big in some cases. But to tweak rotation in such small steps, we have to enter the values numeric. That's very inconvenient. Why not add a possibility to interactively rotate in steps of 1/10 of a degree.

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  18. Change Labelgroup Selection from Text to "Color" or "Text and Color"

    It would be great to have a selection based on colors or colors and text, but only text lets me always search specific colors. i guess it would be much easier for many people to see the colors directly. I work a lot in big comps with a lot layers and comps, so i have to select a lot. Thanks for listening.

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  19. Bug: Drop Down menu for a plugin does not work

    I could not open the dropdown to select the text separation with Text Exploder 2.0.002 from Mamoworld. I tried it with different AE projects and only restarting AE helped to make it work again. Please see attached screen capture.

    Thanks, Rene

    Configuration: MacOS 10.13.6 | AE CC 2018 (15.1.2)

    Dual Screen setup. EIZO CS2420 connected to a MacBook Pro 2018 15-Inch via USB-C hub and HDMI cable

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  20. Fix Precomps in AE2019

    Precomps don't act as they used to. They're broken. Expressions don't carry as they should. I set up twenty text layers to count up with expressions at different rates and after precomping this build, nothing would count, they just looked stuck.

    Furthermore, assets precomped won't stay together. Screenshot below shows what AE2019 is doing. The precomped piece can move on the left, however the grouped graphic on the right remains and won't follow as it should. This makes zero sense. I think this is a bug.

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    We need more information to be able to investigate this problem. Can you provide us with a project file (.aep) that demonstrates the issue?

    Post a link to your files here, or if you prefer not to post publicly you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com. (If you send to that address: A) Do not send .zip files, they will be blocked; renaming to .thisisazipfile is OK. B) Post a comment here when you have sent the email. I need to manually check that inbox.)

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