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  1. DNx Export Data flagging bug introduced in 17.5.1

    17.5.1 has introduced a bug where DNxHR/HD HQX, HQ, SQ & LB MOVs are being incorrectly interpreted by DaVinci Resolve as Full when they should be Video.

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  2. AERender in AE 2019 don't wait for job completion

    Up until 2019, AERender, when executed with the -reuse option, waited for the job to complete before terminating.
    On AERender 2019, AERender, when used with the -reuse option, open (or use the already opened) gui, set the job to work on the gui and terminate immediately.
    This is problematic, because we relay on the -reuse option to complete jobs very quickly, while still checking to know when the job is complete.

    We are asking to return the AERender to behave like in previous versions - that it will terminate after the job is complete, even with the -reuse option.

    thanks

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  3. offset effect stops alpha matte working in 32 bit AE2020

    working in 4k, 32 bit, full res, and using the offset effect has caused the alpha matte to stop working in this example AE project. the "shadow" layer dissapears entirely instead of being matted, not always, but most of the time. changing to 16 bit fixes the problem. also opening in 2019 fixes the problem.

    AE example here
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/n1gs6lcy3vxj9gq/32bit%20matte%20error%20with%20offset%20effect.aep?dl=1

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  4. double clicking keyframe is broken for audio

    since updating 2020 double clicking keyframe on audio or change value from right click option is broken

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  5. Change the camera rotation tools back!

    What happened to the orbit camera option? You used to have a tool that did all three camera movements with all three buttons on the mouse and now they are 3 separate tools?! Why fix something that isn't broken? That was a marvelous tool that's been in after effects forever and worked just fine?! Please change it back in the next update! Thanks

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    The universal camera tool has moved to a keyboard shortcut for faster access. Hold alt/option and use your mouse buttons to navigate (left = orbit, middle = pan, right = dolly, same as before). This means you can now access the camera navigation anytime, without having to switch tools.

  6. Change camera controls back to the mouse, please!

    The Camera controls trough the three buttons of the mouse provided an amazing workflow for setting the camera moves.

    The recent upgrade of AE i did now doesn´t have the Camera Tool anymore, instead, is divided into three different functions; "Orbit Around Scene Tool, Pan Under Cursor Tool and and Dolly Towards Cursor Tool".

    By doing this change the workflow has become WAAAY slower for me, since i have to keep hitting C to change between tools.

    These three functions used to be accessible through the three buttons of the mouse, and it was so much intuitive and easier to…

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  7. Alt + Click "Show snapshot" flashes the differences mode

    Just discovered if I alt + click on the "Show snapshot" eye icon in the composition panel, my last snapshot flashes in the viewer with a difference mode applied. I believe the normal behavior should display the last snapshot and hold on the difference mode.

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  8. AE17.6 Codec fine - AE17.7 Codec error

    1. AE17.6 -- I import footage from Sony PMW-F5 with codec AVC40962160_H422IP@L52 (no problems)
    2. Save project
    3. Upgrade to AE17.7
    4. Same footage doesn't read - error.
    5. Downgrade to 17.6 - footage is fine.

    System: Windows 10 Pro

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  9. Set Work Area from Selection

    I would like to set the Work Area to the In- and Outpoints of the current selection.
    That would be a huge timesaver.

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  10. After Effects Suddenly Quits when manually typing numbers into current-time display box

    After Effects Suddenly Quits when manually typing numbers into current-time display box. This bug has been plaguing me for over a year now on multiple different computers (all macs), multiple updates of After Effects. When I enter manual timecode into the current-time display box in the upper left hand corner of the timeline, After Effects will often suddenly quit. This happens very regularly. It happens to me on macs I've used at offices. It happens on my old computer, it happens on my laptop, I just bought a new computer and installed a fresh version of the latest program and…

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  11. AE v17.5 crashing on launch under MacOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra)

    Running MacOS 10.13.6, so I'm currently unable to install a few of the updated apps. That being said, After Effects 17.5 was allowed to be installed. On launch it crashes out every time with the two following errors:

    After Effects error: Couldn't find main entry point for Camera Raw.plugin ( 48::72 )

    After Effects error: unbalanced unprepared. ( 48::30 )

    No way to launch the app without the crash.

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    Thank you for filing this bug. This problem occurred because the October 2020 release of Adobe Camera Raw is not compatible with macOS 10.13, however the Creative Cloud desktop app did not prevent it from being installed. That has been corrected, however if you’ve already installed v13 of ACR, you will need to uninstall it and reinstall v12.4.

    More information here:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/faq-how-to-solve-after-effects-v-17-5-crash-at-launch/td-p/11522545?page=1

  12. How can I get your help during this period?

    I hope to develop a plug-in for stitching panoramic materials. How can I get your help during this period?

    Elly

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  13. revert keyboard shortcuts for working with masks

    Selection tool used to select all mask points with alt and add point with shift-alt, now you have to use the pen tool. why?

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    Thank you for filing this request.

    Please update to the latest version of After Effects. As of today, 11 January 2021, the current public version is 17.5.1.

    The October 2020 release of After Effects, version 17.5, did change the behavior of using the Option (macOS) or Alt (Windows) key to dynamically change the behavior of different tools. This was done to accommodate the improved 3D camera tools. In After Effects 17.5, when there are 3D layers present, holding Option/Alt while using any tool would switch to the Universal Camera Tool.

    This behavior can be disabled via a new option: Preferences > 3D > “Activate Option/Alt – Left/Middle/Right mouse click for camera navigation”. This is on by default, and disabling this will restore the previous behavior of tools when there are 3D layers in your comp.

    That said, the feedback we heard was that this new behavior in After Effects 17.5…

  14. Bug: aerender command line rendering broken in 17.5

    After updating AE to 17.5 aerender stopped working with the error:
    "aerender ERROR: After Effects can not render for aerender. Another instance of aerender, or another script, may be running; or, AE may be waiting for response from a modal dialog, or for a render to complete. Try running aerender without the -reuse flag to invoke a separate instance of After Effects"
    Re-installing the previous version makes it work again. Please Adobe, I am not asking a lot here. But especially after outlawing older versions, please at least stop breaking things with updates. That would be just great.

    Thanks.

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  15. COMP MARKERS 1-3 not working (no more jump to numbered comp marker)

    For some reason AE won't allow me to drop a numbered composition marker (shift+1) for the numbers 1-3. Also I can no longer use the numbered composition markers as shortcuts by pressing the number on my keyboard to "jump" to that marker. Is this a bug in the new AE?

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  16. Go to layer in-point and out-point (shortcuts I and O on layers panel) on AE 2020 not working.

    Updated to Ae CC 2020 and going to the beginning or end of a layer isn't possible because the shortcuts (keys I or O) are not working.

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  17. Master-Propertys don´t take their user-names since Update.

    I.E. the Master-Property is now named "Checkbox" and not "my Propertys Name".

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  18. "Auto Keyframing" feature

    Allow users to keyframe more easily with some sort of dragging auto-keyframe. It would be much easier to make effects such as:
    Shaky camera effects
    Natural movements
    Precise position keyframes

    This is basically some feature that allows the user to drag the image however they want anywhere, but the moment the user drags the image the keyframing starts, and the image will move the exact same speed and the exact same position where the image was dragged in the playback.

    The feature doesn’t need to be called “auto keyframing”, just an idea for the feature’s name.

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  19. Make expression controls inside composition accessible to the layer instance outside

    I have a composition of a keyboard with each key to light up on a note. I make the keyboard and several checkbox controls for the highlight. Now I put the keyboard composition as a layer in a composition that has all the note info.

    Why can't I make the checkboxes inside the composition available to the layer so that I can have multiple note arrangements using the same keyboard composition? I can't make this link without hard-coding the composition name into the keyboard composition. So I have to make a duplicate keyboard for each composition I want to use…

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  20. Set Channel’s alpha with masks does not work if set to same layer

    The Set Channel effect does not seem to respect masks for the alpha source anymore, if the layer refers to itself.

    When „Source Layer 4“ points to the same layer it is applied to, with the dropdown set to „Masks“, the effect would apply the layer’s alpha, but only within the layer’s masks. Now, it does not respect the masks at all and won’t apply the alpha.

    Simple Setup: red shape layer with a mask, „Solid Composite“ with green color applied, then „Set Channels“ with „Source Layer 4“ set to the same shape layer, using „Masks“. See attached images for…

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