3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2012 8:09 AM by Fuzzy Barsik

    "replace with after effect comp" problem


      I started my project in Prelude where I mad subclips.  I then imported those subclips to premiere to edit my story.  Some of those subclips I would like to key or do other effects with in after effects, but I when I click on those clips and choose replace with after effects composition the clip that is opened in after effects does not have the same in and out points as the one in the premiere timeline.  it is from the same clip and is the same duration but it just always starts at the beginning of the master clip.  Is there something I am doing wrong or is there a better way to go about this?

        • 1. Re: "replace with after effect comp" problem
          Fuzzy Barsik Level 4

          When you replace a clip from PrPro timeline with an AE composition, After Effects creates a brand new composition and imports the source footage in the project as well. Since both PrPro and AE work in non-destructive way, the source footage imported into AE project is the same one you utilise in PrPro project. However, within that newly created comp it should have correct In and Out point. E.g.:

          ADL. In and Out Points.jpg

          • 2. Re: "replace with after effect comp" problem
            dylan_huey Level 1

            Sorry that just does not seem to work.  The highlighted section is not that same.  and what if the clip is long? You have to scroll through all that footage to fine the correct in and out points with no sound.  I still don't understand.  Please more help is needed

            • 3. Re: "replace with after effect comp" problem
              Fuzzy Barsik Level 4

              Sorry, but something is definitely wrong with your workflow but not with the above.

              When you select a clip or a group of clips in PrPro timeline and then choose 'Replace With After Effects Composition', AE creates and automatically opens a brand new composition, in which number of layers and their In and Out points correspond to a number of clips replaced with AE composition and their In and Out points in the PrPro Timeline accordingly (i.e. layers in that AE composition are appropriately trimmed and distributed in time).


              See another one image, if you didn't notice that in the previous one the layer was trimmed:

              ADL. In and Out Points 02.jpg


              So, the question is, what do you do to achieve what you see in AE, since you shouldn't do any extra steps to get correct result, 'cos AE opens that newly created composition automatically? Do you jump back to AE Project pan in an attempt to create a composition out of imported assets once again?