Open EXR timecode
Now that HDR is all the rage, we need better EXR support:
- import timecode from an EXR sequence, right now only writing timecode works during export. All imported sequences come in with a 00:00:00 timecode :/
- support for EXR specific metadata
- EXR in AE is still slowest in the industry. By my test it's 3x times slower than Nuke, and 8x times slower than Blender!!!. Come on, it's an open source program, just steal their importer ;)
- Can we set a default action to "interpret as linear light"? Right noe all EXRs always get in as linear, have to change the option on every clip manually :/
EXR timecode is supported in the latest (November 2019) release of After Effects. There is also native support for Cryptomatte. And multichannel EXRs are 10-12x faster.
Thanks for listening and finally making Cryptomatte and solid EXR support a reality! This is huge!
April of 2019. ProEXR Cryptomatte is so slow it is practically unusable!
Just so you know, cryptomatte is working with the newest OExr importer :)
This is ridiculous. The whole industry has been using OpenEXRs for years as render outputs and Adobe seems to be the only one who doesn't seem to care. This needs to be built into After Effects and FAST. It's incredibly slow and it's pushing people to move to Nuke/Fusion.
Cryptomatte decoding should be a part of the same effort. This is industry standard stuff.
I did, he can't. This is something Adobe has to do internally. Internally exr implementation is long overdue. Adobe has the slowest exr reader on the market. Blender, an open source application is 10x faster! Unfortunately these are limitations of 3rd party plug-ins :(
Chris Zwar commented
Have you seen this?
EXR support has been provided by fnord, a 3rd party software company. You can also send feature requests and feedback directly to Brend at fnord - he would be able to tell you if it's something that he can implement in the EXR plugin, or if it's something that needs to be implemented at Adobe's end.
Well sure, all DPX sequences contain timecode for instance. I think it's stored in the meta of every frame.
Antoine (Autokroma.com) commented
Should the timecode be stored in the first frame metadata ? Have you ever been able to import a frame sequence with timecode metadata ?
YES, PLEASEEE, After Effects is for VFX too
Scratch that, timecode on output also doesn't work :( So basically please give us timecode support for EXR sequences in and out ;)