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Import your premiere project into AE.
The size of the AE comp is only one critical factor. The codec used (DV, HDV, DVCPro HD, etc.) and frame rate are also to be looked at.
thanks Jim, I'll try that now.
But, I still have the trouble of 11.7 GB of footage being 'copied'.
I just want the one snippet.
not have to move the whole house so I can paint a door . . .
that's exactly how it feels.
Just use dynamic link. It will setup after effects for you. The only thing you will need to do is trim the composition to the size of your clip you paste in. I do this all the time.
The way you describe it, tlc51~ is the way I envision it in my head.
It would be completely retarded not to be able to do that.
It makes logical sense, doesn't it?
Here's a 3 second clip on my editing board (PPro) I want to add X effect to, so let's just copy/paste it into After Effects, add X effect, bring it back to PPro and voila!
Nope, doesn't work for me.
I cannot copy/paste a clip.
So called 'Dynamic' Link opens After Effects and it sits there. . .
I might as well just click on the shortcut icon.
My mind works in a pattern that would open AE, file>import>PPro clip
Of course, there is not PPro clip.
When I copy/paste I get the full captured 11.7GB 1hour "clip" (is no 'clip', senior. Is mucho footage, si?)
One suggestion to me was simply:
Capture in small clips first, not in one start-to-finish set.
Another suggestion was to change it from mpeg to avi.
Both good suggestions, but in lieu of paying $2,500 is making Adobe look pretty ******.
It's the same problem as Fireworks Save. (that Adobe fixed, by the way *praise where praise is due*) Before CS3 the simple save was only in .png form. You had to do the whole song and dance to save a simple .jpg . . . dumb.
The thought I might have to dump 20 hours of editing and go back to the original tape to down load the whole hour into 400 seperate clips. . . jesus, isn't that what an editing program is for???
Are these subclips you are working with? If so I think you can use project manager to make new clips from them.
You talk about a "snippet".
So just how long is this "snippet" and what are you going to do to it in AEFX?
Have you exported the "snippet" and tried that guaranteed workflow or are you determined to continue on the path that is not getting you anywhere?
BTW: mpeg is probably not helping you in anyway
First of all, if you copy the clip to the beginning of the sequence or to the beginning of a new sequence before you copy it again and paste it into After Effects, you will at least have it show up at the front of the timeline in After Effects. Regardless if it is a subclip or just a cut off portion of a larger clip, the entire clip gets put into After Effects. On purpose. However, if you are only working with one clip, you can set the workarea in After Effects and just trim the comp to the workarea. That helps as well.
I don't know why you are getting the wrong portion of the footage, since that does not happen to me. And why it is at the wrong frame rate, as I have not seen that either.
What kind of footage are you copying over?
I think he has an mpeg "snippet" in his project.
Anyway --- As I type , I have just done the normal cut and paste of a clip (mxf) from Prem to AEFX and that works exactly as one expects.
Another way to deal with a large source file is to use the footage layer in AEFX and create an in and out point to insert/overlay to the comp.
Sorry for the silence. Re-wiring the LAN and all yesterday. . .
And thank you again for your time and helping me as I lose my mind.
"Yes" the whole thing is in mpeg.
I was told capturing in .avi is not suggested, that I should/have to capture High Def in mpeg (??)
What length do you all capture your footage in? 2-3 minute clips?
I will just finish editing my project (just over 4 minutes) and export it (as an .avi?) open the whole thing in After Effects and work on the special effects from there.
What kind of MPEG? Where did you get the clip? It matters.
If it was captured from an HDV camera it should work fine. If copied from the web or a DVD then it generally has problems.