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I here where you are coming from. This is the issue I have...If you use the same clip for two different After Effects Comps one comp will revert back to whatever you do to the other one. Say that one comp is black and white and then the other comp has Remove Grain but using the same clip. Each Comp is saved under different names. If you try and change one Comp then the "other" comp reverts back to the new change. I tried re naming the clip and then re-importing into Premiere and then try a new After Effects Comp but it still will not hold the "different" comp. They "both" keep changing. This is most notable when you close Premiere and then re-open the project. It seems to work ok until you close the program.
I feel your pain man, though I think our issues with DL are different.
My problem is that Premiere won't render the DL from AE, but tries to play it back without rendering, with some very very poor results.
I just tested it on a totally fresh project: first I imported a clip (dvc pro hd) on to the new premiere project, then I put it on the timeline and chose "replace with after effects composition). Got the clip in AE and put keylight on it to pull a chroma key out of it. Then went back to Premiere to see the keyed footage with a bright green render line on the timeline: Premiere doesn't try to render the comp even though it can't handle playing it in any way! What on earth could be the issue in here?
I found a temporary work-around for this:
If I add an effect with 0 value (like HLS without changing the parameters -so it doesn't actually do anything) then I can force Premiere to render the comp and after that rendering it plays back just fine. But I really hope this is not the only solution to this problem!
I'm curious: is this behaviour of DL that I described an exception or the norm? Is someone using Dynamic Link in CS4 without these kind of problems?
John, all you have to do to render a dynamically-linked comp started with the "replace with After Effects composition" command is click on the "Render entire work area" command under Sequence.
Better yet, assign a keyboard shortcut to this invaluable command. :)
FWIW, mine is Alt + return.
Whew, that does it! Thanks a lot Robert!