5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2008 12:40 AM by Mylenium

    Newbie Questions

      Using AE for the first time and had some simple questions:

      1) I have a ton of green screen footage from different camera angles. I've set up my first green-screen shot with background in place and it looks great. Now, is there a way to copy the settings I've already made for the other shots I need? It seems tedious to do the same commands over and over. It would be nice to tweak if needed.

      2) Once I finish the clips from #1, how the heck do I get these shots back into Premiere Pro for editing?
        • 1. Re: Newbie Questions
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
          >1)Now, is there a way to copy the settings I've already made for the
          >other shots I need?

          Simply select the effect and copy&paste. If some parameters don't come over when copying from the effects control window, try the alternative method. Hit UU to see all modified parameters in the timeline and thne select each of them, then copy&paste.

          >2) Once I finish the clips from #1, how the heck do I get these shots
          >back into Premiere Pro for editing?

          You can render them to a format that supports Alpha channels (Quicktime Animation, Image sequences or use Dynamic link to import your stuff.

          Mylenium
          • 2. Re: Newbie Questions
            Level 1
            Thanks Mylenium,

            When I rend the clip I am working on to AVI it says it is going to take about an hour! I have about 20 clips I need to do this to, there isn't a faster way aside from buying a better computer?!?!

            I was hoping there was a save feature similar to what you can do to update an audio clip in Soundbooth straight back into your project in Premiere Pro.
            • 3. Re: Newbie Questions
              Jonas Hummelstrand Level 2
              You can either copy from AE to PPro or export. Both methods are described in the manual:
              i http://livedocs.adobe.com/en_US/AfterEffects/8.0/WS4648B7F7-2D89-4765-BC8A-271D9A7574A3.h tml

              - Jonas Hummelstrand
              http://generalspecialist.com/
              • 4. Re: Newbie Questions
                I have imported one film into after effects and I want to cut some pieces from it and then merge them into one. How can I do it?
                • 5. Re: Newbie Questions
                  Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
                  Please consult the manual on how to set in- and outpoints, trim layers, split layers and then render the composition to create the final output.

                  Mylenium