A few weeks ago, I had a low-res .mpg clip that I was animating with AE CS3. Everything was fine and dandy.
Then, I decided that I should edit together a series of similar .mpg clips with PPro1.5 and animate my edited clip with AE CS3. I set up my PPro project files in the same folder as my AE project. Half-way through the edit, I decided to abandon the PPro project and go back to the original AE animation that I'd been working on. However, when I opened up AE this time, my original .mpg clip had been replaced with color bars as a placeholder even though my animation layer was fine.
Now, .mpg files don't even show up unless I choose "Show All Files" (vs "All Acceptable Files"). And even then, when I try to import .mpg's, I get the following error:
After Effects: AEGP Plugin AAF: Error occurred while creating project.
Anyone know what's going on here? Thanks in advance for your help.
i would recommend converting files such as mpeg1/2 with mpeg streamclip to quicktime movies using ProRes, DV, FotoJpeg, etc. Codecs, to prevented hassles in general.
sorry i can´t tell you what really happened inbetween Ae & Pr with your files.
Purge the media cache from the respective preferences section. It would seem that AE is being stopped by some invalid conform files and/or may interfere with any cached files from Premiere. Cleaning everything out should improve matters. It's possible, though, that they also got altered/ damaged by Premiere having touched them. In that case, a conversion seems inevitable as there's no way to recover that info.