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  1. Remember output folder for every project

    My life would be days longer if After effects was able to render to the same folder the project rendered to last time instead of switching to the last place chosen regardless of wether it was a different project file (which makes no sense to me)

    Having to work quickly on multiple projects in the same timeframe leaves me with scatterer render files that swell the hard drive and take an age to sort through down the line.

    55 votes

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  2. RAM Preview not real time on MacBook Pro M1 Max

    I'm currently having to use After Effects 2021 instead of 2022 because 2022 will not RAM preview in real time. I'm running a brand spankin' new 16" MacBook Pro M1 Max with 64GB Unified Memory & 4TB of space. The system is screaming fast so this AE issue is evidently a bug. Please fix as soon as possible Adobe because AE 2022 looks amazing and I'm dying to dive in.

    41 votes

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    Hi all,

    Thank you all for your feedback on these playback performance issues. As you may have seen, the latest update to After Effects 2022 ( 22.3 ) brings native support for Apple silicon to the release version. While we are not considering this playback performance issue fixed yet, but we do need some clarity around the exact conditions that can cause the playback performance to degrade, given that it appears to have originally been reported against After Effects running under Rosetta. With that in mind, please do the following:

    If you have been running into slow previews while using After Effects 22.2.1 or earlier on Apple silicon under Rosetta, please update to 22.3 and see if the playback issues persist when you run After Effects natively. Let us know with a comment whether you continue to see any playback issues when running After Effects natively or under Rosetta.

    If…

  3. AE CC 2019 keeps crashing

    I didn't experience any immediate problems after updating to the new version, and I was actually excited about it. However, today the problems started. I was masking a layer, when all of a sudden AE crashed and I got this error on my screen "<140735526355840> <BEE_MiscTasks> <5> Set Artisan Task: Classic 3D". Tried googling but couldn't really find a solution for this specific problem. Running AE on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch, Mid-2015) with OS High Sierra 10.13.6. Now, when I try to open the project the app keeps freezing.

    32 votes

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  4. After Effects brush bug

    After Effect's pen pressure for the brush isn't compatible with the latest Wacom tablet drivers. I've seen this topic a lot in the Adobe forums, but it seems that Adobe has not yet addressed this issue.

    In the attached picture I've selected Brush 19. When Size is set to Pen Pressure (as in the photo), I can only draw those very thin and almost invisible lines on the left. When the Size is set to Off, I can only draw those two thicker lines in the middle. This seems to be a common issue in AE with no fix yet,…

    14 votes

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  5. Give us a proper bug reporting tool.

    If I am posting a bug report, I am not giving Adobe an "idea." Everything about this reporting page indicates that anything posted here will be completely ignored. Honestly, it's insulting that a subscriber giving Adobe almost $60 a month should be treated this disrespectfully. Put in a proper bug reporting mechanism that prioritizes bug reports and offers some kind of feedback to indicate whether the bug has been addressed or deemed invalid.

    12 votes

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    What additional features would you like to see in a bug reporting tool?

    The UserVoice platform is a new tool (as of 2018) that Adobe DVA product teams are using to track user feedback, and allow public voting and commenting on suggestions. Prior to this, reports were not visible to the public, so no voting or discussion could occur on a given report.

    Submissions to this site are reviewed by the Adobe DVA product teams. Not every submission will receive a response, but we are reading the submission and using the feedback in our planning process for future updates to After Effects, Premiere Pro, and our sibling applications. We’ve closed many submissions to this site as completed after a new update has been released, when the submission was addressed by the update. Other submissions are closed as not actionable, or declined, if the request does not align with our development…

  6. Still can't use 4K monitors with AE

    We are up to v16of this program and I am still unable to use my 4K monitors to the fullest (or close to it) because I get random black vertical lines on my timeline when scrubbing or previewing, and also RAM preview does not work. It just won't preview in real time.

    I have to set my monitors to the Windows recommended scaling of 200%, which makes everything bigger, but I would like to set it to 150%-175% to have more real state. I think this is something that should get attention as i'm pretty sure many people have this…

    11 votes

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  7. H264 import as well as export not supported??? (AE15.1.1)

    Hey
    At the post facility where I work we upgraded to After Effects 15.1.1 on monday, reassured that h264 (.mp4) was still possible via AME + that QT7 codecs were still supported for IMPORT (as per release notes https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/quicktime7-support-dropped.html)

    Unfortunately, AE just hangs indefinitely when importing QT H264... which is going to be a logistical nightmare for old projects that need to be reopened containing QT H264 files....

    FYI, running Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 (over 14 workstations)
    No change whether footage on networkdrive, local drive.

    Any suggestions?? urgently, if poss...

    Thanks

    11 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    H.264, along with many other codecs, inside a QuickTime file remain supported for import in After Effects 15.1 and Premiere Pro 12.1.

    Can you please send us a link to a file that demonstrates the problem? We will inspect it to evaluate the problem. If you prefer not to post it publicly, you can send it to aebugs@adobe.com.

    Most of the problems we have encountered with QuickTime files using supported codecs are that they use little-used QuickTime 7 functionality that is not natively supported by After Effects or Premiere Pro. That, or the file itself is malformed in some way. In previous versions of After Effects and Premiere Pro, the 32-bit QuickTime process could be used to process these files; now that it is gone, any such files that relied on QuickTime 7 functionality will fail to import.

    We can look at…

  8. A keyboard shortcut to add a keyframe to which ever property you have selected.

    If I have any property selected in the timeline I would love the ability to use a keyboard shortcut to add a keyframe, I realise you can do this on a small few of the properties, Scale, Position, etc... BUT it would be great to have the ability to do this on which ever property you have selected. If you can already do this, my apologies, but I don't think you can. Please generous Adobe staff can you work your magic. :-)

    11 votes

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    Thank you for filing this feature request.

    To create a keyframe for selected properties, you can choose the Animation > Add Keyframe command. (The name of this command will change if you only have one property selected, ex. Add Opacity Keyframe.)

    This command does not have a keyboard shortcut defined by default. However, you can assign a keyboard shortcut for it: choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. More information about assigning keyboard shortcuts can be found here:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/keyboard-shortcuts-reference.html#VisualKeyboardShortcutEditor

    Given this information, do you still have a request for us? That is, do you want a shortcut defined by default? If so, which shortcut? (One that is already not in use by After Effects.)

  9. After effects 2021 hangs on composition opening

    AE 2021 hangs when I load compositions in the project.
    If I move to a different composition or go inside a nested composition it doesn't matter - the program will hang - only force quitting will help.
    Makes this version unusable.
    I have older versions of AE and it works fine.
    I use macOS Catalina
    happens randomly on new projects as well as old ones.

    10 votes

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  10. Audio playback is choppy - Bug

    Audio playback is choppy and sometimes slows to a crawl in After effects. This happens even without any video in the comp on my win7 PC.
    My configuration is 2x8 core Xeon E5-2630
    32GB RAM
    SSD cache disc
    Audio works fine in all other applications so I assume this is an AE bug.

    10 votes

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    Thank you for filing this report.

    We need more information before we can investigate this problem.

    Is the audio choppy only while After Effects is rendering previews, or after the composition is cached in RAM and playing back?

    While After Effects is rendering a preview, audio playback may be choppy or slowed down, as playback at this point may not be real-time.

    Once the preview is rendered and cached (the rendered frames are represented by green marks in the Timeline panel), playback should be real-time and audio playback should be smooth.

    You can determine whether or not playback is real-time in the Info panel.

    If the problem is only that audio is not smooth while previews are being rendered, you can disable audio during rendering in a couple of different ways:
    - In the Preview panel, enable the Cache Before Playback option. This causes After Effects to not attempt playback…

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  12. After effects crashes when importing PSD files with latest update (version 22.2)

    When importing PSD files the "importing selected items" popup gets lasts for a long time then After Effects crashes . Was working perfectly fine a few days ago.

    8 votes

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  13. Audio and video playback bugs

    I'm Japanese. I use Google Translate.

    When playing back only the audio on the After Effects timeline, the beginning of the audio is cut off and it can not be played back properly.
    How, if you play video and audio simultaneously, you can play audio normally.

    This happens even if the composition has only an audio layer.

    You can confirm that After effects are playing in real time from the information panel.

    The environment of PC is as follows.

    Windows Main PC
    CPU: Core i7-8700K
    Memory: 32GB
    GPU: RTX 2080
    After Effects: CC2019

    Windows Sub PC
    CPU: Core i7-7700K
    Memory:…

    8 votes

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  14. Fix audio playback using period (.) key

    When using the period (.) key on the numpad to play audio only, it doesn't play the audio from the start but cuts off the first second or so. This has been a bug for a while now and I'm surprised it's still in there and noone reported it before.

    8 votes

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    Thank you for filing this bug report.

    We need more information in order to investigate this problem.

    - What version of After Effects are you using? From the About After Effects screen, ex. After Effects 16.0
    - What OS and version are you using? ex., Windows 10 or macOS 10.14
    - What type of audio files are you using in your composition?

  15. Bug Report: File name and Location Template keeps defaulting to non-existing template

    I have found for a few versions of AE that if I make an "Output File Name and Location Template", then delete that template completely and make a new one, that the output will keep using that template that was first made. Even if I just set the most basic "Comp Name" template as the default, it will still go back to using that original template that I made, that I no longer want to use. So each time I go to render, I need to choose a template to get rid of what it defaults to.

    8 votes

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  16. 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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    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…

  17. AE frequently resets preferences upon opening

    Ever since the release of AE 22.2, it happens quite frequently to me that AE resets all preferences upon opening it. Maybe something like every fourth or fifth time of opening it (but the frequency seems to vary). Other times, I just get an error message that some preference file contains an expected value (but I don't think it resets all preferences, though).

    Is this a known bug? Can I do something about it? There are so many preferences I have to add back every time that I can't really work in these AE versions.

    7 votes

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  18. PLEASE FIX the dreaded "unable to obtain dynamiclink project"

    I am getting an “unable to obtain dynamiclink project” error when I try to reapply Warp Stabilizer to a clip that had to be extended in length.

    As Dynamic Link has caused problems for me in the past, my workflow for the past 3+ years is to copy/paste footage from Premiere Pro into a new After Effects timeline, and render a ProRes file. This has worked flawlessly for me, and no need to mess with Dynamic Link once I had the files in AE.

    Today, I opened a project that contained some previously warp stabilized clips, one of which had…

    7 votes

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  19. after effect UI slow

    hello

    i just purchased a new pc with AMD ryzen 7 4800h 8 cores 16 threads. base clock 2.9ghz boost clock 4.2ghz rtx 2060 6gb 16gb 3200mhz ram dual channel and a 512gb ssd. but in my after effect. there is a lot of lag once the softeware is opened and the 4 sec to 6sec lag before a funtion i pressed is activated is fraustrating. the general lag. please is there a way to resolve this. and a friend system 4th gen i5 8gb ram 500gb hdd intel hd 4500 performs faster in the software ui than mine with…

    6 votes

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  20. Slow... Laggy... After... Effects... Workflow

    I'm going to type my complaint in the same format that Adobe after effects allows me to work:

    I

    Can't

    Get

    Anything

    Done

    Without

    The

    Application

    Freezing

    Or

    Hanging

    Every

    10

    Or

    So

    Minutes.

    This

    is

    the

    same

    machine

    that

    spat

    out

    4

    simultaneous

    4K

    renders

    from

    After

    Effects

    DaVinci Resolve, Blender and Unreal Engine, last month (these products get their own line because I don't have to wait for them nearly as much as I do for After effects now.
    After Effects started doing this thing today where I can't use the machine or any other apps (including web…

    6 votes

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