5 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2010 5:43 PM by {KMS}

    Dynamic Link Error CS5

    {KMS} Level 2

      I just installed the CS5 Production Premium and everything is running great, except for one error.  If I have a clip (DSLR from a T2i) on the timeline and left click it and select "Replace with After Effects Composition" I get an error message stating that I have to have the Production Premium Suite for that feature.  However, if I open After Effects before I try to replace the clip with a composition from AE it works fine.  Once I use the "Replace with After Effects Conmosition" command once, I can close AE and use the command again and everything works.  It seems like I have to have PPRO and AE open at the same time on the first attempt to send files to AE.  Once I restart my computer, I have to open PPRO and AE at the same time in order for it to work again.  Also, any dynamically linked files from AE show up as offline in PPRO the first time opening a project after restarting my computer. Does anyone else have this problem?

        • 1. Re: Dynamic Link Error CS5
          Wil Renczes Adobe Employee

          DynamicLinkManager is the component that goes looking for After Effects when you ask Premiere to open/launch/embed an AE composition.  For whatever reason, it's not finding your installed copy.  (Do you have multiple copies of AE installed..?)

           

          You neglected to mention whether you're on mac or win, so I'm not sure how to advise you on fixing it without that piece of info.  But loosely, DynamicLinkManager can try to find an install copy via a couple of ways:

           

          1) the installer data on your system (which clearly isn't working)

          2) it can look for a shortcut / alias to the destination app's executable (in this case, AE)

          3) (probably the easiest thing to attempt:) make sure that the AE composition extension is properly associated in the OS to open with AE CS5, ie open this file type with AE as default.

          • 2. Re: Dynamic Link Error CS5
            {KMS} Level 2

            Sorry, I am on Windows (7)...yes! I do have multiple copies of AE on my machine and CS4 was my default program for AEP extensions.  I will change it and see if it works.  Thanks.

            • 3. Re: Dynamic Link Error CS5
              {KMS} Level 2

              Wil,

               

              I have reinstalled the suite and made sure that AEP extensions are associated with After Effects, but I still have the same problem.  Do you have any other suggestions?  Thanks.

              • 4. Re: Dynamic Link Error CS5
                Wil Renczes Adobe Employee

                Well, you can fake it out, but bear in mind it's possible that you might encounter similar failures with other Dynamic Link situations, ie rendering out to AME, etc.

                 

                Try this:

                 

                Locate your CS5 copy of AE, and create a shortcut to the executable.  Make sure to name it "AfterFX.lnk".  Then place it in the same directory as DynamicLinkManager.exe, which should be somewhere in c:\program files(x86)\adobe\common\dynamiclink\  (that might not be the exact location, I'm rattling that off from memory - do a search on your install drive for the name if that's not correct).

                • 5. Re: Dynamic Link Error CS5
                  {KMS} Level 2

                  Wil,

                   

                  I unistalled AE CS4 (it was the only part of the CS4 suite I had installed) and the problem occured once more, but I can not get it to do it again.  It appears that there may have been a conflict.  I will report back if the problem persist.  Thank you for your time.