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  1. 15.1 (Windows) is unable to properly import Quicktime MOVs

    AE is unable to import Quicktimes Properly on version 15.1 for Windows.

    Upon importing the asset, sometimes the error "Source file has no importable streams" appear. Sometimes the MOV does import, but only has the audio stream available.

    Downgrading to 15.0 fixes this issue.

    8 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    Are you still experiencing this problem in After Effects 15.1.2 (July 2018 release) or After Effects 16.0 (October 2018 release)?

    Many issues with importing QuickTime .mov files were fixed in these releases.

    If you continue to experience problems, please post or link to a sample file that is not working as you expect.

    Note that After Effects 15.1 was the removed support for legacy QuickTime formats and codecs. After Effects 15.1 and later remain capable of importing and exporting QuickTime .mov files with common codecs, like Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD/HR, and others. The main difference now is that After Effects supports these codecs natively instead of relying on external QuickTime components.

    More detail and a list of supported codecs is here:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/quicktime7-support-dropped.html

    If a codec you want to use is not on that list, please post a new request here with the specific…

  2. why remove quicktime 7 suppert?

    It's just unbelievable how many problems it does. I have hundreds of film projects of different effects that need to be converted. simple Wav files also need to be converted to them. Please bring them back!

    5 votes
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  3. Opacity not working in Master Properties

    I have a pre-comp that has 2 layers in it. One graphic, the other text. I use OPACITY from both layers as a means to control in the MAIN layer as a Master Property. However, when I attempt to change the OPACITY from the MASTER PROPERTY it does not work, respectively

    4 votes
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  4. shortcut to create/duplicate layers/shapes/adjustments/efects UNDER the previous one

    too often you need to create layers under not above the current( like textures of fractal, shades etc. would be cool to revisit current shortcuts for creating all those different pieces and unite them to a one solution and to have an alt key for creating them under

    3 votes
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  5. Auto-Save no longer works

    Operating System: macOS High Sierra 10.13.4
    After Effects Version: 15.1.1

    Hello. My auto-save functionality is no longer working. I've tried a number of things:

    • Resetting program preferences
    • Uninstalling/reinstalling After Effects
    • Zapping P-Ram
    • Changing location of auto-save folder in preferences to different drives
    • Changing interval period for auto-saves anywhere from 5 mins to an hour
    • Repairing drive permissions

    None of the above has remedied the issue.

    Is this a known issue? If so, is there a recommended course of action?

    Thanks!

    3 votes
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  6. hue/saturation to be expressionable

    so many times I'd needed to link hue to angle controller, but have to use other effects as workaround

    3 votes
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  7. Control of frame increments (especially for image sequences)

    Please add some more in-depth controls for rendering image sequences. These are the options I would love to see in the output module (I know some of them exist already):
    1. start frame (timeline)
    2. end frame (timeline)
    3. increment (timeline)
    4. start frame (output file)
    5. increment (output file)
    6. skip existing frames
    This would give you so much more flexibility than currently. Maya does this very well.

    3 votes
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  8. FASTER ROTOBRUSH & PENCILS.

    You could accelerate by GPU the rotobrush tool. And all the pencils in general.

    3 votes
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  9. Update native particles Particle Playground

    Particle Playground to GPU and 32bps

    7 votes
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  10. workspace resizing

    Add a "fit to screen" or something similar to the window menu or adopt the Premiere Pro way of handling workspaces.
    I need to be able to do the same thing as a double click on the top bar on mac, as when i switch between home and office setup with my mac pro i often have the software 90% of screen to one side or another.

    As I write this, i CANNOT use the software because the top third of the app is off screen so i don't have access to any of the tools, layers selection etc. Workaround…

    7 votes
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  11. Can't double click on comps to open them.

    Bug. I can't open some comps from the project. The only way I can get them to open is by placing the comp into another and then double clicking on the original from there. At least I can do that, but its an annoying bug. I have a Mac running the latest edition of AE 2018.

    3 votes
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  12. Composition window to be scaled by any % amount

    Right now it is limited to 800% in 4K composition.

    4 votes
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  13. Enable any effect to address an individual RGBA channel

    Some effects, like Levels and Curves, allow one to isolate the effect to a single RGBA channel. Make this option available to all effects.

    14 votes
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  14. toggle mask and shape path visibility

    button does not seem to stay on

    3 votes
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  15. Preference to reverse the horizontal option-scrollwheel scrolling direction.

    I finally adjusted my mindset to Apple's preferred vertical scrolling, but by switching the vertical scroll direction it also swapped the horizontal option-scroll, but frankly that makes no sense. A preference to switch it back within AE would be great!

    4 votes
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  16. Bringing back the scrollbar in the Character list.

    Just give us back our scrollbar in the Character list! AE had it, they dropped it in the previous version because the developers didn't have the time to implement it. Adobe promised to get it back in there in the latest version. Guess what? They didn't.
    So please, put it back in there!

    4 votes
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  17. Please support display acceleration in after effects for nvidia GT550M

    i have nvidia GT550M in theory my graphic card should support this function without any problem

    3 votes
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  18. Displacement Map radial option and to go GPU!

    Displacement map lacks of radial distortion option

    3 votes
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  19. effects to be cloned and connected through entirely in the project

    so that if you change any of them - others will follow. Not like when linking them - that they have a mother effect

    3 votes
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  20. Show Keyframe connection

    This interface tweak is as usefull as it is simple. Even before implementing a label colors for keyframes I think this one will be a massive improvement for clarifying the timeline when you have a lot of keyframe.

    An image :
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/52829097e4b043b800eeef8c/t/55f77bafe4b084d89b9c3424/1442282417145/Keyframe-Connections-1?format=1000w

    Suggested by :
    http://www.sandervandijk.tv/after-effects-features/keyframes#connection

    8 votes
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