When dragging multiple stills onto the Create Sequence icon, a project emerges with "base is 30".
This used to be adjustable in CS5.5 under File / Project Settings / Timecode to Auto or 25 or whatever.
Not anymore this menu item is gone.
I need After Effects to start with base is 25, as default, to correct this problem. Where can I adjust it?
Frame rate is in the composition settings. Go to Composition>Composition Settings
Frame rate of imported sequences is in the Preferences. Go to Preferences>Import
Both are in exactly the same place they have always been. After Effects remembers the last frame rate and composition length used.
Thanks for trying to help.
A pity you're exactly the non reader I had anticipated.
I need to find the frame rate setting of the project menu: not the footage import setting, nor the composition frame rate.
It's a very rare menu, hardly ever used. Difficult to find to begin with, but completely gone in CS6 it seems.
Dragging images on the auto sequence symbol yields an erroneous composition which can't be healed.
That is a small disaster, since I need to automate many still graphics each week.
Adobe drives me crazy with their ill-conceived changes.
I seriously doubt if the coders ever consult anybody working in a production environment, when making changes.
Good to see I'm not the only one in the world who knows this option once existed.
Maybe I can hack the preference file. I'll give that a try.
It's a shame I have to solve these most sick issues every update while I need to generate output.
I have NO time for such secondary diarrhea.
GeoffVane, i feel your pain. i am doing a good bit of compositing hand drawn animation sequences, and i am currently having to manually adjust frames so they are played back properly @24fps. please update if you figure anything out. cheers!
Same problem here with 15 production workstations. English version bought in Germany, base 25 very much needed. Geoffvane, we fully support your comments! Please post if you come across resolves. We will, too.
that ok,this is a display error.when creat composition ,ae always remember the last one setting.so first you can creat a composition with 25fps,then you drag pictrues to creat new composition. although in ae display "base 30",but in fact it is exactly 25fps.
The work around is to import the sequence of stills as a sequence so you end up with a single movie, or, if you really need a comp with a separate layer for each image, uncheck sequence layers, create the comp from selection, then with the CTI at the start of the timeline, set the out point for all of the layers by selecting Alt/Option + ], then use the Keyframe Assistant to sequence the layers.
A bit of a pain, but it works for any frame rate.
I'm battling the same issue too. The only difference is that I'm working with ARRIRAW footage which is recorded as a sequence of .ARI files. CS6 supports ARRIRAW, but it won't allow me to import them as a sequence. Sooo... I imported them all as individual stills, selected all of them in my project, clicked 'New Comp from Selection', and specified the Still Duration as 1 frame. Now this ALMOST worked, but the fact that I can't change it from Base 30 to Base 24 means that the each frame duration is too short for my 24fps composition.
I'm kind of between a rock and a hard place on this, so any advice would be appreciated!
I found a solution for me, don't know if it will help all of you:
1. The project is at 25 fps
2. The frame rate of imported sequences is set on 25
3. Drag the stills to create a sequence
4. layer duration IS wrong, as pointed here before.
5. Now, open the settings of the sequence you just created, change framerate to 30fps and then back to 25fps
6. It's now possible for me to adjust the length of the layers to one exact frame (1/25fps), the onlything to do now is sequence the layers again
hope it helps you. Still wating for the software update thow... this is not time-saving-friendly...
Rick Gerard's method is faster:
The base 30 Problem, refers not only to image sequences but also to the sound. Since Adobe money regularly for new updates rubs one of your customers, It is also time once the Adobe eliminated such stupid mistakes of product managers. We are waiting now in version 5.5 out that this error is eliminated. But it is not happening! Our good money for Adobe CS6 again taken it without something to solve this problem! How can it be that a product manager a sensible feature of the software suddenly sweeps, and then it is too weak to be reintroduced? When you buy a German version of AE, you have to work the way only the opportunity to base the 25th That is no solution. Dear Adobe product manager confess your faults one and remove it! But not only for new money in version 6.5 or 7 special now! Greetings from a long waiting Adobe customers
Uh, has anyone who is having these problems reported it to Adobe yet?
Yeah, this is an Adobe forum, but the folks who are charged with investigating potential bugs don't often visit here. They're busy with... well, investigating the potential bugs they already know about.
So rather than complaining over and over in a thread, do yourself some good. File a bug report. You can do it here.
You'll have to get extremely specific, and you'll need to provide a ton of details. And you'll want to file them on a regular basis until they get sick of hearing from you.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease, y'know....
Yes, I have contact with some of the Adobe developers and my contact told me this is going to be fixed.
And I think we have the right to complain here; life can become VERY filled with frustrations due to the sum of all bugs encountered every day.
My system crashes several times each day, so I know how it feels.
In my opinion, Adobe should be hunting actively on forums like this to find and fix things like this.
The bug report feels like a bottomless pit sometimes. If only there was some response or news on a site about found bugs that are solved or under investigation.
Mere updates are welcome but knowing your issue has been noted, helps a lot in dealing with day to day bug stress.
Even in this topic you can read that people don't really read what has been written by the original poster.
For years, I get unwanted answers, even when I told people not to give the unwanted answers I listed.
The worst category are the answers by people who say I'm doing it all wrong or that they never encounter the same bug on their system: How does that help me?
We have finally reached a representative in California, whose position i do not know. On a second mail he has seen our phenomenon himself and raised the priority of our matter for the engineers.
I will report as soon as there is something worthwhile.
> Adobe are you guys too busy polishing your porsche's to fix this. Seriously, does the whole world use 30fps for all of their video/film production, coz you guys obviously think so.
This was fixed in the version that came out many months ago: