5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2012 1:14 PM by Jim Curtis RSS

    Dynamic link in Premiere

    VibrantGraphics

      Hi

      I have saved intros as seperate AE files for different chapters.

      I have one Premiere file with multiple sequences, first 2 sequences went OK when I created a dynamic link and inducted the AE comp for first and second chapter. When I am trying to insert comp through dynamic link for the 3rd chapter, it is always showing comp meant for the last chapter which is intro_10. Means I have 10 AE files for 10 chapters.

       

      I never had this kind of problem and really getting confused for not being able to sort this out.

       

      Any clues?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Dynamic link in Premiere
          J. Simon Community Member

          Use unique names for your AE comps.  Do not use numbers at all (or if you really have to, spell out the number with letters - i.e. "Chapter One").

          • 2. Re: Dynamic link in Premiere
            VibrantGraphics Community Member

            Hi Jim

            Thanks for your reponse. Based on your advice, I renamed all the "Main" comps of my 10 AE files as per chapter numbers they were meant for, like main_part_one, main_part_two, main_part_three etc.

            Tried to create the dynamic link in Premiere again but to my disappointment, it is still bringing in the same "main_part_ten" comp no matter which AE project I pick from my hard drive.

            The 2 screen shots reveal that when I picked "intro_part_1.ae" or "intro_part_2.ae", contrary to my expectation, the "composition" pane on right is still showing "Main_part_ten" as the available comp whereas it should have been Main_part_one" and "Main_part_two" respectively.

             

            Do you think it could be something else?

             

            SMI

            AE_problem_screen1.png

            AE_problem_screen2.png

            • 3. Re: Dynamic link in Premiere
              J. Simon Community Member

              "intro_part_1.ae" or "intro_part_2.ae"

               

              Don't do that either.  Keep all comps for a specific project in one AE file.

               

              And don't use any numbers for that file name either.

               

              The short answer here is just don't use numbers for anything.

              • 4. Re: Dynamic link in Premiere
                VibrantGraphics Community Member

                Thanks a lot Jim. I will give it a try.

                • 5. Re: Dynamic link in Premiere
                  Jim Curtis Community Member


                  Jim Simon wrote:

                   

                  And don't use any numbers for that file name either.

                   

                  The short answer here is just don't use numbers for anything.

                   

                  I gotta' ask, Jim.  What's your reason for this?  I use numbers all the time.  I do multiple versioning of spots and projects, and everything ends with 01, 02, etc, so they'll alphanumerically sort in Project windows and Finder views.  Using "one" and "two" messes up sorting.

                   

                  When I send multiple versions of mp4 to clients, I tell them that the current version is always the highest number.  Avoids a lot of confusion.

                   

                  And BTW, a tip for alphanumerically sorting is to use leading zeroes:  001,  002, etc., because some applications look at the first digit, and you can end up with sorts that are : 1, 10, 11... 7, 70, 71, and so on.

                   

                  Is this a Windows thing?  Because Macs have no problems that I've seen from using numbers in file names.