I have a Premiere Pro project where I have replaced some clips with linked After Effects compositions (= doing the grading and stabilization in AE).
Is there a way of undoing this and easily reverting to the original clips in the place of the linked compositions? I'm thinking of a command that would simply restore the original clips.
No such animal, I'm afraid, though it would be nice. You have a couple options:
Make a feature request for your initial concept: Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form
I've run into this problem too, with CS5.5. It seems to me that this should not need such an elaborate workaround from the user, this should be a feature in the suite itself. Now I'm expected to make a backup copy by hand, if I need to go back to the original edit in Premiere, after it's been replaced by an AE comp.
Is there no other way to do this? I can't be the only one that finds this very annoying and complicated? Because of this I'd rather not work with the linked comps because the way it works now actually is hurting my workflow more than it is supporting it.
Maybe I'm missing something, but suppose I have footage that I need to see with some specific AE effect to gain better insight into how it would fit in my PP project, I replace it with an AE comp with the effects, but then I see that it needs to be longer, I just missed that specific bit of footage that is right before the start of my cut. Now there is no way to get to that from the material I have on my timeline in PP. Apart from reintroducing the footage (which can be a pain, if you're working on a large project) as a clip in PP and redoing the replace with comp action. Or is there?
If you parse a post, and then quote part of it, are you making "parse-snips?"
Oww. Owww. Owww. Groan.
Back on topic - it would be nice to know if marcusmoonen is closing Pr when he switches to AE to add effects to the clip in the new comp.
How bout this: Before making the After Effects Comp from the clip, make the clip a subclip in the project. Then, should you ever want to revert back to the clip, just click once on the subclip in the project, then go to the comp on the timeline, right-click and choose "replace with clip in bin". That would do it, I'm sure. Making a subclip before making the comp would only take a few seconds, really.