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  1. Link Media

    create a link media, like in premiere,

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  2. camera tracker

    create a color code for good to bad points.

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  3. MOGRT Relinking Bug

    When MOGRTs go offline, have to relink them one by one.

    Windows 10.0.19042
    Premiere 15.4.1

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  4. Generate a report of clip timecodes used in a comp

    The 'Collect files...' report only lists the files used in a comp. It does not contain the timecodes or frame ranges used. This is necessary for generating reports of, for example: stock footage used in a comp. Or for reporting which sections of the dailies have been used in a comp.

    2 votes

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  5. Stop adding new features till the program works at an appropriate speed.

    I'm tracking footage as I write this. the entire file is just a single 4k video with two trackers. my cache is on an ssd, and I run a 1070 and 6700k intel chip. not the best, I know...
    bit it worked fine on 6k anamorphic video in 2016 when I made it. so now I get to say:
    what the hell adobe. how did you mess this up so much, the moment you went subscription?

    it's simple. after effects has become like 3DS max: buggy, cobbled together, filled with half-functional plugins, all with messy code and badly integrated, with…

    2 votes

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  6. Open in Essential Graphics from Comp window

    I love that you can right click on a Comp in the project window and "Open this Comp in Essential Graphics" Most of the work we do happens in the Comp window, would be nice to have that option also available from there so you don't have to find your comp in the project window or in the crazy complicated Primary drop down menu in the Essential Graphics window.

    1 vote

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  7. AE MOGRT - Add a script callback when changing a parameter

    To improve MOGRT flexibility, it could be nice to have the possibility to run a script when an input parameter changes.
    For exemple when user changes an input media (with media remplacement stuff..) the script could change the duration of a composition from the input media duration...

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  8. Add Null inside object ( for example shape

    I have a suggestion for creating a Null inside an object as well as having it in composition. For instance, if I am animating the position of an object and need to move that object around I would need to create a separate null to reposition object. Why not add null functionality inside the shape layer (as an example) so that the layer can have its position moved or rotation adjusted without having to attach it to a null becuase the position or rotation already has keyframes

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  9. Arri raw

    When I import ARRI RAW MXFs from Alexa Mini that were shot with a different pixel aspect ratio than square (2:1 Anamorphic in our case) the footage is interpreted with a wrong resolution. Instead of 4448x3096 (which is the native resolution it was shot in) the footage has 4448x1548. I guess that it desqueezes the footage, puts it out in native resolution but only uses the longer side for that transform, meaning I lose resolution. In my case I got that a few hours too late and now have to redo a lot of work. Could you check that out?

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  10. MOGRT Destination - Feature Request

    EGP > Export Motion Graphics Template... > Destination > Local Drive > Browse

    Problem:

    AE doesn't save the last used Destination for MOGRT export.
    When saving MOGRT to "Local Drive" and selecting a Destination, it currently defaults to the last "saved" location. This effectively negates saving of custom folders on MOGRT Export, because the last "save" location is overwritten when you save the project file.

    Solution:

    AE Project File "save" locations are often different from MOGRT export destinations, they should not share and overwrite each other's memory of save locations. MOGRT Export should remember the last used MOGRT Export Destination.

    1 vote

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  11. XYZ coordinates for vertex points

    In Adobe Illustrator I can pick a vector point and find it's X and Y location on screen therefore making sure that points line up exactly.

    I would like to see this in After Effects.

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  12. illustrator import 10% size bug

    After exporting a multiple-art board illustrator file to individual illustrator files, the new files import to after effects at 10% of the correct size.

    It is the exact same issue as described in detail here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-discussions/illustrator-files-importing-at-10-size/td-p/11464768

    There would appear to be a problem with exporting from large-sized canvas to individual artboards, which can't be corrected from within illustrator. Currently the only fix would appear to be copying and pasting the contents of the illustrator document to a new file.

    2 votes

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  13. [BUG] DNx Codecs No Longer Supported?

    ISSUE: As of v18.4, DNx Codecs no longer work properly in AE (as well as Media Encoder and possibly others). For example, a known good (works in other programs, as well as older versions of AE) DNxHR HQ video with Alpha will appear completely black.

    REPRODUCTION: Import a DNx video file, for example DNxHR HQ with alpha channel into After Effects.

    WORKAROUND: Rolling back to v18.2.1 works as a workaround, but is not viable long-term or with remote teams.

    SYSTEM INFO: This issue has occurred on various Windows-based machines of various capabilities. Some of the editors on my team who…

    4 votes

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  14. Please fix the Rotobrush 2.0 tool for Mac m1 silicon users.

    Please fix the Rotobrush 2.0 tool for Mac m1 silicon users.

    4 votes

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  15. More intelligent pasting of instances of Effects

    If I copy an effect and paste it to a layer which already has an instance of that effect, instead of resulting in two instances of the effect, my values are pasted into the pre-existing instance.

    I get that this can sometimes be a time-saver but I think there are more times when it’s annoying and I think it’s counter-intuitive for newer users.

    The behaviour could be that values are pasted if I selected specific properties within the effect when I clicked Copy. That would follow my intention and other behaviours within AE.

    Or

    The behaviour could be that values…

    5 votes

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  16. Ability to paste Position keyframe data to shape groups

    If I have a 2D layer I see it’s Transform>Position as two values. I don’t know that there is a hidden Z value. I don’t understand why I cannot copy keyframes from this property and paste them to a shape layer’s Group>Transform>Position property. After Effects should intelligently paste the X and Y Position values to my shape group.

    2 votes

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  17. Bug in Team Project using Essential Graphics and Footage Replacement

    Footage linked in essential graphics no longer available for swapping when reopening a teams project.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1: Create a teams project
    2: Create a comp 1
    3: import an image
    4: Add image to comp 1
    5: Add image to Essential graphics
    6: Add comp 1 to new comp 2

    At this point the image from comp 1 can still be swapped in comp 2 timeline

    7: close and reopen project

    At this point the image is no longer visible in timeline for swapping in comp 2

    This is in both the latest versions of AE Mac and…

    2 votes

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  18. Import multiple folders

    When I want to import several folders from a directory I have to either import them one at a time which wastes a lot of time, or import the entire parent directory which may contain dozens of unneeded folders and files. Can we simply be allowed to import multiple folders the same way we can with multiple files?

    3 votes

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  19. Media Replacement + Plug-Ins

    AE is like a Build-a-Bear. You start with the default, and then you dress it up. Plug-ins are essential to After Effects. As essential as pants on a Build-a-Bear.

    Media Replacement is a great new feature, especially for MOGRTs. But you can't export a Media Replacement MOGRT that uses plug-ins anywhere in the After Effects project. I understand performance may be bad, but a warning that the MOGRT will be slow is preferable to never being able to combine MR and plug-ins. This is a hindrance for professional pipelines considering adopting a MOGRT workflow for motion graphics.

    Please reconsider enabling…

    2 votes

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  20. Add the possibility of continuous rasterization of file imported from Ch into Ae. Now it's pixelated when using 3D camera.

    The imported CH-file becomes pixelated when using 3D camera in AE and it would be great if AE had a similar rasterize option for Ch-files as it has for IE-files.

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