I was looking to replicate the various luminescence changes you can make in Lightroom inside of AE. Is there an effect that accurately changes the values in the same way? I have messed around a bit with levels, but they seem to only modify just the Whites and Blacks. I also tried the Shadow/Highlight effect, but it only works in one direction.
I don't know for 100% sure, but I'm not really going out on a limb by saying, "no'. The pictures in After Effects move; the ones in Lightroom do not. They have different ways of dealing with brightness/darkness/gamma issues because they do two totally different things..