If you want to keep the clips as you modified them in PP, you have to export them... and then import them into AE.
So my work flow would be:
- Complete the edit in Premiere Pro
- Export the sequence in Premiere Pro
- Import the sequence to After Effects
- Add the motion tracking, text, etc.
- Export the sequence in After Effects
- Choose "replace clip" or some equivalent in Premiere Pro
This list can probably be shortened by Adobe Dynamic Link.
At any rate, if this is correct, it would mean that when I am ready to add my motion tracking and text, I had better be completely done with the edit, because all of my effects will be baked into the resulting video file, right?
Actually, I would say you don't have to do that.
The position and scale should come through in AE (it did for me when I tested it - animation and everything, but I didn't test with CC 2015 - we don't have it at the office yet), but you can pretty quickly match settings in AE to match if need be.
Then, when you render out of AE, render just the text layer to a codec that supports transparency. Then you can bring that layer back in Premiere and lay it over your footage track.
The Lumetri effect will be available in the next update to AE so this won't be a problem in the future. Unfortunately it's probably not going to be out in time for your project since they're only promising "later this year". See this page: What’s new and changed in the upcoming update to After Effects CC 2015
Szalam, I like your idea of exporting just the text layer. It would mean that I couldn't make any more cuts, but it would allow me to keep tinkering with the color and transitions, as is my wont.
I will try this and see how it affects the scale/position problem. Thanks.