5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2014 8:01 PM by canshooter

    After Effects error: strange situation [0/-939524096]  ( 26 ::139 ) help!


      I am editing footage from a Nikon D7000 in Premiere. I select all and replace with after effects composition. Aftere effects opens and gives this error message. I am on a windows based machine.

        • 1. Re: After Effects error: strange situation [0/-939524096]  ( 26 ::139 ) help!
          Dave LaRonde Level 7

          Oops!  Lots of crucial information missing here!  Tough to make a diagnosis without it!

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          • 2. Re: After Effects error: strange situation [0/-939524096]  ( 26 ::139 ) help!
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            You probably don't want to select an entire sequence in PPro and open that as an AEP unless its only a few shots. Even if it worked perfectly you'd end up with a Comp that's extremely complex. Dynamic Link is designed to apply effects to a shot. AE is designed to create shots or short sequences. If we knew exactly what you were trying to do and why you were trying to work that way we could give you some intelligent suggestions that would point to the most efficient workflow. It's really tempting to drive in a screw with a hammer if you can't find your screwdriver, but it's not necessarily the best way to get the job done.

            • 3. Re: After Effects error: strange situation [0/-939524096]  ( 26 ::139 ) help!
              canshooter Level 1

              Thanks for you responses. This is a short sequence with about 20 clips. I have in the past used this workflow successfully on short sequences. I like to assemble in pp and then apply colour correction/colour grading, and some sharpening in after effects. This problem has occured since I went from AE 5.5 to AE creative cloud. It was my intention to contrast and colour correct each individual clip as needed, then using an adjustment layer over the entire sequence to apply a colour grading. As an enthusiastic beginner, If there is a better way to accomplish this Id love to hear it.


              The following is my system/software info insofar as seems relevant.


              AE version


              OS Name    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

              Version    6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

              Other OS Description     Not Available

              OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation

              System Name    DADSNEWDESKTOP

              System Manufacturer    MSI

              System Model    MS-7693

              System Type    x64-based PC

              Processor    AMD FX(tm)-4130 Quad-Core Processor, 3800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

              BIOS Version/Date    American Megatrends Inc. V2.4, 29/03/2013

              SMBIOS Version    2.7

              Windows Directory    C:\Windows

              System Directory    C:\Windows\system32

              Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1

              Locale    Canada

              Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "6.1.7601.17514"

              User Name    DADSNEWDESKTOP\Owner

              Time Zone    Eastern Daylight Time

              Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    16.0 GB

              Total Physical Memory    16.0 GB

              Available Physical Memory    9.39 GB

              Total Virtual Memory    31.9 GB

              Available Virtual Memory    23.7 GB

              Page File Space    16.0 GB

              Page File    C:\pagefile.sys


              Video card:

              Name    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

              PNP Device ID    PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1244&SUBSYS_15563842&REV_A1\4&DE2C59F&0&0010

              Adapter Type    GeForce GTX 550 Ti, NVIDIA compatible

              Adapter Description    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti

              Adapter RAM    1.00 GB (1,073,741,824 bytes)

              Installed Drivers    nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um

              Driver Version

              INF File    oem76.inf (Section030 section)

              Color Planes    Not Available

              Color Table Entries    4294967296

              Resolution    1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz

              Bits/Pixel    32

              Memory Address    0xFC000000-0xFDFFFFFF

              Memory Address    0xF0000000-0xF7FFFFFF

              Memory Address    0xF8000000-0xFBFFFFFF

              I/O Port    0x0000E000-0x0000E07F

              IRQ Channel    IRQ 24

              I/O Port    0x000003B0-0x000003BB

              I/O Port    0x000003C0-0x000003DF

              Memory Address    0xA0000-0xBFFFF

              Driver    c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (, 12.27 MB (12,866,008 bytes), 29/07/2014 7:50 PM)


              The footage is: /D7000 H.264 MOV


              Quicktime Player 7.7.5 (1680.95.13) is installed


              error wording:

              After Effects error: strange situation [0/-939524096]


              ( 26 ::139 )

              • 4. Re: After Effects error: strange situation [0/-939524096]  ( 26 ::139 ) help!
                Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

                Inconclusive, but the formatting of the error would suggest that this is more of a premiere issue. I would look into the sequence settings and flush the caches from withion Premiere before trying to create the comps. It might also help to check the footage sources for damage and "bad" metadata...



                • 5. Re: After Effects error: strange situation [0/-939524096]  ( 26 ::139 ) help!
                  canshooter Level 1

                  I rebuilt the file from the source clips, selected half of the timeline used dynamic link to take it into AE, saved the AE project, then I selected the other half of the clips took that into Ae and save the project as a copy. Did all my work and exported using media encoder without a glitch. Having said that I would really love to get to the root of the problem so it doesn't happen again. And thanks once again for all the help that you guys have offered. Video is a difficult process to learn in a vacuum!!