Question from a first-time poster in the forums:
I recently upgraded to CC versions for my Premiere Pro and After Effects programs. Everything is great, except one thing is driving me crazy: When I "replace with AE composition" in premiere pro and do some color correcting in AE, I end up with a very strange double exposure in my Premiere Pro program monitor. It's as if I have some kind of blending mode turned on where I can see the clip right under the one I just replaced with an AE composition. For the record, I did check to make sure all my blending modes are set to default in both PP and AE. Opacity on all clips is set to 100%.
I can't for the life of me figure out how to turn this effect off (even though it does look pretty cool in spots). Can anyobdy offer some advice?
Thank you so much!
Can you provide enough information for use to attempt to replicate it?
Like frame size, codec of the clip, frame rate, duration.... like that.
Then, exactly what effect are you applying and what are the parameters.
Thank you both for your responses.
I am not sure what CCU refers to, or how to check which one I am using.
Regarding my project information:
1920x1080 AVCHD 23.976fps multi-cam set-up where I am trying to edit 5 different angles equal in duration. All around 3 minutes long. So, I have 5 tracks total.
In After Effects, I pulled in a simple "Levels (Individual Controls)" effect and adjusted the RBG levels one by one. Then, I closed After Effects and rendered in Premiere Pro.
Hopefully this information helps! Let me know if there is anything else I can add.
Sorry... CCU means colour control unit... wrong choice/term... I meant "plugin" which you have answered as per Stevens request.
Is the issue visible before you render in prem? You my like to select a different render format and try that.
Let us know.
I pulled in a simple "Levels (Individual Controls)" effect
This is a weird one. PP has that effect, so maybe skip the AE workflow and do the CC work right in PP.
Or better yet, use the new Direct Link feature and do the work in a proper color correcting program - SpeedGrade.
I tried, but I can't duplicate your problem.
First, there is no need to color correct in After Effects since the Premiere Pro tools like the 3 way color corrector should be sufficient. Or the Levels effect for that matter.
Second, if you just put that top clip on its own sequence, replace it with the After Effects comp, color correct it, then bring it back in to use that new sequence, nested in your 5 track sequence, does it have the same problem?
1. Post a screenshot of what you see in PrPro Program Monitor.
2. Post a screenshot of your AE project settings. Are you working in linear space?
3. Post a screenshot of your dynamically linked composition display colour management settings (Menu -> View). Is it enabled or disabled?
Thank you for your suggestions. I ended up just creating a new project and copying all the files from my old project to the new project to try again. I brought back the original files that I "replaced with AE compositions" earlier and went through the process again, same as before (replace --> brought in levels in AE --> rendered in Premiere Pro.
The "double exposure" problem seems to have disappeared. It's still a mystery to me, and I am not sure what was causing this problem, but tbh I just need to move on and hope it doesn't happen again. I already wasted a lot of time trying to figure it out! Regardless, thank you for your help. It's good to know that there's a forum of really helpful commentors to help out with situations like this!