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  1. 4 votes

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  2. Save to older versions without having to have the older versions

    There's not reason we should only be able to save an AE project to one version lower than the one we created the project in. Please implement a way to save to lower versions, down to CS6, without having to have every version in between installed on your computer.

    Some of us make templates, or need to send projects to clients that don't have the most recent version. I don't want to fill up my hard drive and waste time opening and saving in every version possible, when it should be inherent in the most current version of After Effects.

    4 votes

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  3. CC Vignette bug

    I''ll often add the CC Vignette effect to an imported .AI layer to help it blend into the scene. It's very helpful in not adding additional clutter to compositions, but it increasingly makes scenes go crazy. Different zoom levels will exacerbate the bug, and saving and reopening with the effect applied seems to make it worse.

    Some of the symptoms include weird screen tearing, little dots all over the comp, and the layer will "flicker" on and off as well as affecting the alpha channels on other layers.

    I've attached a quick sample. This mostly shows everything but the tearing.

    3 votes

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  4. Adopt DPI scaling feature like that of Photoshop, Illustrator

    I have a 27" 4K monitor (150%) next to a 27" 1080p monitor (100%). Right now, both Photoshop and Illustrator look fantastic no matter what display they're on, their scaling changes appropriately. However, After Effects, Premiere, Bridge, and Audition (the other apps I use) look blurry on the 1080p display. I was hoping that by upgrading from CS6 to CC 2018, these issues would have been resolved, but unfortunately we're only partway there.

    3 votes

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  5. Request to change bit-depth nomenclature in the Output Module.

    "Millions of Colors+" is so 90's. It's now 2018 and people understand bit-depths much better. It's time to use more professional terms like "16-bit", "32-bit float" and so on.

    10 votes

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  6. 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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  7. Master Properties - bugs and issues

    Master Properties are really amazing - thanks for adding this feature. However, there are currently some bugs and drawbacks.

    • On v15.1.1 (Mac), when re-naming the properties, rapidly hitting delete has crashed AE several times. I need to slowly delete if I've made an error
    • They are not recognized when network rendering via the Render Engine. Every property goes back to the default setting
    • You can't copy/paste any keyframes, even though they are just simple number values.
    3 votes

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  8. bring back DXV and HAP!

    if you they are not bought back soon , il be forced to cancel my subscription and revert back to cs6

    this is a massive ***** up by you guys and you have added on huge amounts of time on to the creative studios workflows for those who cater to the live events industry because of this.

    Very Unhappy

    6 votes

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  9. Include all Shape Layer contents to Flowchart

    Twirl twirl twirl... Navigating all the components that can potentially live in a single shape layer is excruciating. Add all Shape Layer contents to the flowchart so we can get a bird's eye view of what's what and easily select components from there.

    Mock up: https://twitter.com/demafleez/status/721068185374490624

    10 votes

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  10. Better organisation in program of essential graphics

    Essential Graphics templates can take a lot of trial and error to get right. Why is it to difficult to delete a graphic when I want to export a new copy? When using essential graphics panel I can't delete templates, and I have no way to save and update a new copy.

    8 votes

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  11. complex compositions significantly slow the comp/timeline panel responsiveness down, especially on Windows

    As recorded here:
    https://youtu.be/WH9BVhcAXgo

    ..when working with even semi-complex compositions with many layers, the composition panel becomes quite sluggish and slow to respond. Curiously, this is especially bad on Windows even if you throw very high end hardware at it. OSX does get slower in the same type of projects, but isn't nearly as bad. Experienced on multiple machines, over multiple versions of Windows, this is something that's been an issue for years, if not has always been there.

    No system resources are being maxed out here. It would go a long ways for UX if you could at least…

    10 votes

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  12. Switch to ignore DOF on 3D layer

    I suggest to make a switch on 3D layers, so DOF do not apply to this layer.
    Just like the "do not accept light / shadows" settings.

    This can be used if you enable DOF in a comp, but have a layer that needs to be sharp all the time anyway.

    6 votes

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  13. BUG REPORT: Random Single Black Frame in Video

    BUG REPORT: I have noticed this with a number of various videos I've worked on in the past couple months over a variety of Adobe AE versions. (Currently 15.1.0).

    I will be playing back a comp I've been working on and notice that a random frame in the middle of the source video is 100% black. This is only viewable in AE. When viewing the original source video in Quicktime or VLC, it does not show the black frame. If I view the composition in AE it will show the black fame and even when I view the source video…

    6 votes

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  14. Shortcut: trim layer to work area time / set in and out time of layer to in and out time of work area.

    I spend so much time using the bracket keys to trim layers and most of the time I'm trimming to the work area boundaries. There should be a shortcut that does this automatically. When you duplicate a layer from another time or drop a new layer in a comp, just press a shortcut key to trim it to the work area. Simple but will save so much time manually trimming layers to the work area.

    3 votes

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  15. Give access to Windows key for shortcuts

    The ability to map available commands with the visual keyboard shortcuts menu is amazing! (Thank you.) A lot of the key combinations are already taken though. On Mac I kind of get a whole set of extra shortcuts because the control key is not mapped to anything and Ae accepts the Mac control key as a modifier. I would love to set up the corresponding shortcuts with the Windows key in Windows, however Ae is not recognizing/accepting it as a modifier. Would you please enable this? I know the Windows key is used for Windows OS shortcuts, but if there's…

    4 votes

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  16. Roto Brush rendering is pretty bad,

    BUG: keeps rendering after effects unresponsive & or displays grey screen.

    4 votes

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  17. 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

    6 votes

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  18. Raw Sequence Import of multiple images for Timelapse

    Raw Sequence Import of multiple images for Timelapse without being prompted to color correct each image. Timelapse requires 100s to thousands of individual raw photos to be imported. There's more flexibilty in the Raw color correction (that is what users should prefer to use). There should be a way to correct one Raw image and apply to all incoming images without them opening up one by one.

    4 votes

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  19. [bug] Workspace changes into undesirable position when relaunching/reloading AE

    Best shown here: https://imgur.com/a/FgmItNi
    The only solution I've found was to double click the custom workspace name on the top right. Still, it relaunches

    6 votes

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  20. Show Peak Audio Value in Audio Panel

    Like other apps, show a bar indicating the peak audio level during playback. Just a bar indicating where the highest volume point was. Bonus points if this can also be displayed as a numerical value.

    Requesting because delivery specifications of a comp can vary from medium to medium and I'd like to be able to adjust the volume within AE rather than exporting separate audio tracks at multiple volume levels from another app.

    3 votes

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