So this error was probably caused by my scratch disc getting full, mixed with lots of Dynamic Linking. Had to scrap the project and start over. : ( Will not be using dynamic linking in the future.
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Hello, I know it's been a while but I'll leave my two cents for anyone encountering this problem.
Adobe is aware of this bug, and the solution they provide worked for me: http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/kb/crash-plugin-shadow-highlight. html
I know the article is about a bug while using shadow/highlights, but it can happen while working with different plugins, in my case, I was using Warp stabilizer and an adjustment layer above it with auto color, but it happens to different combinations, such as: paint & shadow/highlights, puppet & auto contrast, etc. Apparently, the streamline AE works with prefers footage with effects precomped before applying an adjustment layer to it.
The After Effects CC (12.2) update fixes a cause of a crash involving the Auto Contrast effect, Auto Levels effect, and related effects.
Let us know how it works for you after you've installed the update.