I really enjoyed the FTP feature in the flash export. It seems like it is no longer within AE. The flash settings are streamlined and simplified which is nice too but the FTP feature is missing.
So am i right in thinking I need to save the AE project and then open it with Adobe Media Encoder? The FTP feature is available there and you can even save a preset (like you used to be able to in AE).
Is this the new workflow or am I missing something.
You've got it right; the way to go is to render and export through Adobe Media Encoder. You can either create losslessly encoded movies out of After Effects and then have them converted to F4V/FLV files in the standalaone Adobe Media Encoder application, or you can import the unrendered composition into Adobe Media Encoder. I'd probably do the former in most cases, and have Adobe Media Encoder set up to read the master movie file from a watch folder. Then, you don't even notice that there's an extra step, because it's taken care of automatically.
Thats incredible! I had no idea AME had a watch folder. Thanks Todd, this is going to save me so much time.
One other question regarding FTP. Can I set up presets to upload directly to my YouTube and Vimeo accounts?