Do you have the suite, or just the individual programs?
I have the following programs:
Photoshop CS5 Extended
Flash CS5 Professional
Flash Catalyst CS5
Premiere Pro CS5
After Effects CS5
Device Central CS5
ColdFusion 9 Developer
Acrobat Professional 8
I went from:
Web Design Premium CS3 Suite -> Upgrade -> Production Premium CS5 Suite
So your best bet here is to take advantage of Dynamic Linking. Any changes made to a comp in AE will automatically show in in the linked clip in Premiere, no rendering or exporting necessary.
OK, so this is like a Smart Object in Photoshop right? Where you referenc an object, and even though multiple programs may use it (ie Premiere, and AE), when it gets updated in 1, that updates the other? Am I right?
So, would Premiere reference AE comps or .aep files that I create? I admit I haven't gotten into the Dynamic Link section of the programs yet (and currently watching a myriad of videos on Lynda.com to self-train)
I'm less proficient with Photoshop, so I can't confirm your analogy.
Ah, Photoshop is my baby.
I read the description of DL on Adobe's website: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/dynamiclink/
And that sounds like a PERFECT solution! I have a great machine, i7 920 2.67GHz, 12GB DDR-3, Win 7 Pro x64, GTX285 OC, but even that machine shouldn't be running AE and Premiere at the same time.
Says I can be in a PPROJ file and pull in AE comps (when updating comps, they get updated in the PPROJ) or when I'm in AE I can pull in Premiere Sequences, and if I change those sequences in Premiere, it will update in AE.
That's the perfect solution for me. Thanks for the help Jim!
even that machine shouldn't be running AE and Premiere at the same time.
Pfft! I run more than with with less and have no issues. You should be fine.
I'm always amazed at Photoshop's cold boot startup time. On my rig it takes 8 seconds. From a warm boot, Photoshop will start in 2-4 seconds.
This isn't the case with my video editing software though...
Sony Vegas 8.1 (looking to learn Premiere so I don't need this anymore - Cold Boot : 8 seconds, Warm Boot : 3 seconds)
After Effects (Cold Boot : 22 seconds, Warm Boot : 8 seconds)
Premiere (Cold Boot : 48 seconds, Warm Boot : 16 seconds)
Premiere seems to be a beast of a program; I'm rather surprised, I thought AE would be the more intense one. Sorry, I haven't yet overcome my fears of losing projects/data because I'm running on a Windows machine.
It's half the reason why I have a Mozy account to backup my files to an online resource.
I replaced my system hard drive with a fast SSD drive. Adobe apps all seems to access 239847123498172321 small
files when trying to load and the SSD makes a significant difference. The new crucial drives are amazingly fast
There are a whole lot of ways to work between After Effects and Premiere Pro, and which one you should use depends on the situation. The overview and links to details are here: "Working with Premiere Pro and After Effects"
At the bottom of this page ("Dynamic Link and After Effects"), I link to a tutorial by John Dickinson that shows several pieces of the Dynamic Link feature set.
If, after you've looked through this material, you have questions about which feature is right for which situation, just ask back.