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  1. Sequence as Footage

    When using AE for compositing 3D renders, it's PAINFULL to import sequences one at a time. I would love a checkbox on the import dialog box that labeled "View sequence as clip". This would be great in Premiere too, but that's for another day. That one function would save me a ton of time and I wouldn't need a third party script for it.

    8 votes
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  2. AE Render Engine: JSON alert stops watch folder queue

    The JSON alert "The structure of the data file has changed" also pops up when After Effects is running as render engine in watch folder mode. The alert dialog stops the rendering process and therefore the render queue.

    Please remove the JSON alert or mute it.

    3 votes
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  3. 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

    7 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…

  4. Compression Slider for Open EXR in After Effects like in AME

    We using RED Files all the time. Also we had a powerfull renderfarm to render things with After Effects. Later we add these again to a Premiere Pro comp. So we need a file format that is able to store a lot of data with high bitdepth as a image sequence and is readable by premiere. So open exr is the best format for us. Sadly there is no compression slider in After Effects like you can find it in Adobe Media Encoder. It would be great to add a compression to these files too so we can render it…

    4 votes
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  5. Please include prores 444 xq export into after effects and premiere

    Since the introduction of prores 444 xq i was unable to use the codec to export from After effects or premiere. WHY?????

    8 votes
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  6. graceful exit for aerender

    It's impossible to kill an aerender instance running in the command line without some sort of brute force method, like using 'kill' or Ctrl-C. This often leaves corrupt partially written frames in an image sequence render which can cause problems to the final output.

    It would be good if aerender could exit gracefully when told to quit, cleaning up any partially completed frames as it does. Even better would be an option to quit after the current frame, so that say hitting "q" would cause it to finish rendering the current frame and then quit.

    5 votes
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  7. Better Import of Photoshop Clipping Masks

    It would be great if we could import photoshop layers with clipping masks into AE without having to rasterize the layer in PS and apply the layer mask. I find with soft edge masks AE doesn't recognize the mask data. Currently I have to go through my PS file and manually rasterize masks. Thanks!

    4 votes
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  8. Support native AVI import/export on Mac

    We create graphics for stadium LED systems. Many of these systems require uncompressed AVI files for playback. Please provide a solution to import and export uncompressed AVI files on the Mac platform. This is a crucial part of our workflow.

    5 votes
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  9. Support import .ai artboard

    Support import .ai artboards.

    6 votes
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  10. Correct the Message that apears if i try to Import a Photoshop Timeline

    If I try to import a Photoshop Timeline with a video in it i got a error message that Quicktime is not installed or out of date. This is not correct. AE doesn´t support this. Can you insert a message that let the user know this at this point....

    4 votes
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  11. AE Expressions as separate script files - enabling version control (git)

    When using AE Expressions, make it possible for After Effects to save these scripts as separate files (outside the AE project). That way, when cooperating with others on projects involving scripting, you could enable version control of the scripts - i.e. use git.

    5 votes
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  12. Layer Styles

    It would be great to have the same Layer Style options like in Photoshop. I mean, if I have created a Stroke with a gradient in Photoshop, I would like to edit that gradient in After Effects to create some animation fx. And more important, when I make a PSD test layer editable in After Effects, I loose some times the layer style fx in After Effects.

    Thaks

    5 votes
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  13. Double clicking Library colours to use them in comps (colours of text, solids, fill, etc)

    Full Library functionality like in Illustrator or Photoshop. Make the colours in the Library useful. For example: selecting the colour of a text in your comp by clicking/selecting/dragging a colour from your Library.

    7 votes
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  14. Vector Brush

    Please add a brush that you can use to draw vector shapes like you would in Illustrator or Flash. The pen tool is right there already. Thank you.

    5 votes
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  15. Add photoshop layer update feature

    Its cool that Photoshop has the Ctrl+E feature but it would be cooler if there is a button that you could add the new layers of the Photoshop fil, something like the cinemware where you can re import the contents of the c4d file into after.
    So photosop will have no steps inbetween importing and updating files.

    6 votes
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  16. Make use of TIFF's ExtraSamples tag

    The TIFF file format contains the ExtraSamples tag (338) which can be used to give a description of extra components. This field can be used to specify inside the file if it contains premultiplied or straight data.
    When AE exports a TIFF sequence it just leaves this field as UNSPECIFIED. This causes other software (and AE itself) to be unable to know if the data is premultiplied or straight.
    Similarly, when a composition is created from a TIFF file AE does not seem to read this field and thus it's guessing wrong as to what kind of contents is in…

    4 votes
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  17. Master Property Undo and Copy Expression Bug

    If you replace a comp that has a master property with an expression or keys on it, it gets cleared out. That makes sense. But if you undo, expressions and keys on a mastery property don't return.

    Also, the UI lets you "Copy Expression Only" for Master Properties but you can't paste onto duplicates, even of the same precomp with the exact same Master Properties.

    Aside from a few minor issues, I love the world Master Properties opens up for us.

    5 votes
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  18. Provide Option to Turn off "Image-Adaptive" when importing Cinema DNG RAW sequences

    DJI cameras that shoot RAW video record in the CinemaDNG format. There are two options for converting this to an editable intermediary: 1. Davinci Resolve or 2. Adobe After Effects. Grading through ACR and importing into AE produces the best image quality, however, it often produces flicker. The ACR process has an adaptive function that changes the overall image exposure. This "image-adaptive" function works on single images but on image sequences like CinemaDNG, it can produce flicker. There needs to be an option to disable this adaptive function if importing an image sequence.

    4 votes
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  19. Please give ability for AE to read EXR written by Houdini !!

    Please give ability for AE to read EXR written by Houdini !!

    3 votes
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  20. After Effects error: there was an error processing the pdf

    How do I solve this after effects error: there was an error processing the pdf

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