I want to keep as much flexibility as possible in the edit.
But almost every clip in the project has dynamic link to AE.
I've noticed when you "Replace clip with AE Comp" the edit gets hard cut on the timeline. And your Composition in AE is also the length of your edit in Premiere. Is there a way to ad frame handles in between the process ? So I can do my vfx/animation on a longer comp, retain some flexibility in the edit and avoid a lot of manual re-cutting in premiere, adding frames in AE, and so on...
I've looked into some form of nesting ? But I wonder if there is a solid tried and tested workflow for this.
I copy the Premiere clip to a higher track and extend the in and out points. I then send this clip to AFX. When it has been worked on in AFX, I trim this to the original length.