Hi Sam, it sounds like you are in a horrible time crunch.
For starters, the first thing I would do would be to try make it all work with a previous saved version of your AE project and the previous version of Color Finesse.
Otherwise, you risk squaring the complexity of the task at hand.
And when you are in a real time crunch, prudence dictates not to take substantial risks of squaring your complexity.
If you try to complete it with CF 3.0.8 (the new version) there may be even MORE issues that you do not foresee.
This is why I say there is a risk of "squaring" your complexity.
First do no harm.
Thank you, Matt - unfortuantely, I have no idea how to go back to the previous version of CF. Any ideas? Thanks!
So continuing to think this through - is there a way to reinstall the legacy version of CF that came bundled with CS6?
As far as I can see the installer (http://www.synthetic-ap.com/downloads/pf/Color%20Finesse%203.0.8%20Installer.zip) lets you install the LE and PI version. AE comes with the LE version so you might try to go for this one and see if this works.
Thank you, Klaus - trying it now. I appreciate the help!!
The version of Color Finesse bundled with After Effects is the "LE" version of Color Finesse. That works only in After Effects, not Premiere Pro. To use Color Finesse in Premiere Pro you need to upgrade to the "PI" version of CF. Upgrades can be purchased on our website.
It sounds like you installed the "PI" version, but it's running in demo mode, hence the pink lines.
Running the 3.0.8 CF installer from our website should fix things. If you are on a Mac, be sure to choose the "LE" version of the installer. For Windows there is only a single installer, but be sure to specify that you want the "LE" version when prompted by the installer.
The "LE" installer is supposed to disable any other versions that are installed, but we recently had a report that this didn't always work on Windows. If you get a "duplicate plug-in" error message when starting AE, you can manually delete the duplicate version by going to
and deleting the entire "Synthetic Aperture" folder. Again, that shouldn't be necessary, but since you're in a time crunch I wanted the provide the info just-in-case.
Bob - thank you - I am going to try this now. I have pulled most of my hair out today - hoping this will work. Thank so much for your response. Sam
Bob - this worked! Thank you! Sam