What you are doing should work.
I suspect it is either an install problem, or the 3rd party effect you are using in AE.
Do a quick test by repeating the procedure but apply a native ae effect only; flip back to Pr and see if it works ok.
Hi Curt, and thank you for taking the time to respond.
Its odd how I've been trying to figure this one out for a long time and I tried your suggestion but it didn't make any difference..darn.
In the AE forum they say this is quite common and no one really knows why...double darn.
So I went back with a fresh mind this morning and tried something else..and it worked...so far anyway.
So far I figured it out... I guess I just needed to ask the question and write it all out to help get my brain working in the right direction:
Since the normal process to do this doesn't work for me ..and apparently many others..here is the solution for those of you having similar issues.
In PremPro select the desired clip you wish to place effects on
Rename it and save
R click and "Replace with AE composition"
Name new file
You will see three files pop up in AE in the project panel.
The original source clip .. in my case.. shows an icon that lets me know it isn't the true file.
Highlight this file with a click and then go Ctrl H (for PCs)
The group of computer source clips you use for your project will come up.. double click on the original clip you had imported into your PPro project.
The source file icon in AE will change to an icon that denotes the true file...save
Go to your still open Ppro project and make sure it carried the effects over..save.
Now you can save and close the AE project.
So for this works for me today and I hope this helps anyone else dealing with a similar issue.
So far.. answered..