How are you doing the preview where it behaves how you want it?
Is it at full resolution, auto, half, or something else?
I have been editing it at half resolution. Does it need to be at full for me to see how it's going to render?
Full resolution is the only way to see what it's actually going to look like.
Side note: you should not be editing in After Effects. Editing is what you do in Premiere Pro. It is a lot faster and a lot easier there. After Effects is for complex visual effects shots, motion graphics, and complex stuff that can't be done in Premiere.
the video under "rendered" has a really odd frame where it either zooms in or out dramatically, which doesn't happen in the preview version.
There's a bug in AE CC 2017 where weird things happen if you fail to set the comp size to 100% and comp resolution to Full BEFORE you render.
So do that, re-render and see if it helps.
I'll see if that helps. Thank you so much!
Yeah, while creating an edit I usually switch between programs for different effects, Sony Vegas for splitting and adjusting audio, and AE for transitions. But I'll definitely look into Premiere Pro. Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it!
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