Definitely not "normal". Seems to me that Dynamic Link is broken; probably the only way to resolve it is through a reinstallation of the software suite. Are all of the programs fully updated?
DL might not be broken all the way.
I would delete all the AE comps in the projectwindow and reimport them.
You can also start with them one at time.
Yeah I wish DL between Pr an Ae worked better. IF you import a Pr project into AE or even 'replace with AE comp' you always lose your link to the AE project. I really hate it and it's apainin the *** if you want finish a premiere project in AE that already has multiple AE DLfiles in it.
even 'replace with AE comp' you always lose your link to the AE project.
Hasn't happened to me yet. (DV media.)
So your saying that if you open a premiere project that has a few AE comps in the timeline. The AE comps that were in the Premiere timeline show up in AE just like you would expect?
Also say you have a dynamic linked AE project in between a few regular media files in Premiere. If you select the group of files and click "replace with AE comp" the AE comp that was in your Premiere project shows up fine in AE?
Never works for me. The AE comps that are mixed in with Premiere are always missing no matter which way I do it.
Yes to the first, no to the second. (Though I wouldn't expect the second to be a yes.)
You cannot mix, its a one way street.
Either you import AE comp or you replace by AE comp but not both.
I understand what you are saying. I'm not really even concerned or talking about Dynamic Linking per se. No matter what way you bring in an AE comp it's always gonna be dynamic linked. Even if you import it like it was a regular piece of media it's always gonna be DL'd in the Premiere comp.
I agree and understand why the 2nd diesn't work. I wouldn't expect the 'replace with AE' in premiere to work mainly because whatever media you used in the AE comp is not brought over. Wish it would treat the AE comp like it was a piece of media and just carry it over.
About the other...,.
Also are you sure were talking about the same thing? I'm talking about opening only After Effects then File - Import - Premiere Pro project. When I do this everywhere there was an AE comp in my PR timeline. It is now missing. Even if manually replace it with AE comp in AE, it has no idea where the media is. I have to manually re-import every AE project and stick it back in the timeline.
Have you tried it with CS4? I don't have CS3 anymore but I seem to remember it wasn't a problem back then.
Also Jim if you still say this works for you, would you mind if I uploaded a .prproj with say one piece of media, then a simple AE (only titles or solids) would you mind checking it on your version of AE?
I'm talking about opening only After Effects then File - Import - Premiere Pro project.
Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought you meant opening an AE comp that was DL'd into Premiere.
Again, I don't really expect what you want to work. As things stand, we get one to the other. Not one to the other, and back to the one.