What kind of footage? That's the first thing I'd want to know. Sometimes a codec can be very problematic. Other times it can be the length of the shot or the other layers you are adding to the AE comp. We need a little more info to provide anything but a guess.
What is your disk setup? Any chance you're using an external drive?
Rick, Thanks for taking the time.
It is .MXF files from a Canon XF100. No complicazted things at all in the file, just a straight forward clip, 2 mins long without any effects or anything applied to it.
Thankjs to you too, Fuzzy.
The programs as well as the clips are located on my computer internal disc, which in this case is F:. Windows 7 is installed on C: which is an SSD.
Sounds like dynamiclinkmanager error. Try to deactivate and then re-activate the Suite. Also don't hesitate to manually delete all files from your Media Cache Database in both
C:\Users\Your Username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\Media Cache
C:\Users\Your Username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\Media Cache Files
folders. Report how it goes.
I have now tried what you told me (and some more), without any success;
- Cleared all the files in the named folders
- reinstalled After Effects
- deactivated and reactivated the suite
Every time I try to:
- right click a video file in PP and choose "replace with...."
- copies a video file and pastes into AE...
When I copy into AE it works until I drag the clip to "New composition", then it crashes.
Hopefully you, or anyone else, have more suggestions. I really need some rain on this clip...:)
I have now tested with other footage, An MPEG-clip from my Sony (.m2ts) - this works well, both when I copy and paste, and when I use the "Replace..." within PP. The clip can be played in timeline without any problems.
Using the "Replace..." also works well "back in" PP - the effects are there when switching to PP.
However - when I add an XDCAM-HD 422 Movie (.MXF) file to this project it is ok, I can scratch (is that the correct english for using the mouse to "browse" the file in timeline?) this file in a comp, but as soon as I press "spacebar" to make it play "by itself", AE crashes.
Well, with your 'update' we are at the Rick's first guess. There are quite a few bug reports in PrPro Forum about Canon MXF files in CS6. Most of them should have been fixed with latest updates though.
If you can properly import your MXF files into PrPro (hope you know you should copy the whole folder structure on your HDD) and play them back there with no issue, but can't do the same in AE, then file a bug report and try to transcode your source footages into a production codec of your choice as a workaround.