Are you using any file sync software like Google Drive or DropBox? If the file sync software was writing to files at the same time as CH you might get that sort of problem. But it seems like the files on disk are getting corrupted for some reason (multiple programs writing to them due to file syncing is what comes to mind).
Not a solution but an alternative if you don’t find a solution is to export video files and import the exported video file into After Effects. I don’t use dynamic linking much because I found exporting video files to be more efficient On my laptop. (My laptop is not that fast.) You can export a video with “QuickTime / GoPro CineFrom RGB with Alpha” media encoder and import the video file into AE.
But dynamic linking should work. File sharing (multiple programs writing to the files on disk) is my best guess.
Good morning and thanks for the reply alank99101739
The route you're describing is actually what I was trying to achieve the second time around .
I am using Google Drive but all Adobe files and their source images/videos etc are always kept together in CC, not any other file sharing software.
I'm going to restart the CA puppet project again, follow your suggestion and reply once I've succeeded (or failed)