Thanks for tha Jason - it's extremely helpful. I'm still wondering why my images look different between AE and PP though. - i.e the same image dynamically color corrected in AE using color finese looks good in AE, but very dark in PP.
Has anybody had any similar experiences?
Yes, yes i have. I'm not sure tho. :\
Stu Maschwitz recommends color correcting in AE rather than PP - actually it's one of several rules in the DV rebels guide - Chapter 6. I'm actually trying to follow along with his recommendations, rough edit in an NLE (PP) and effects/ corrections in AE. As I'm using the production suite I can use dynamic linking (which is supposed to make my life easier - and it does to some extent) - as Stu suggests. But it's not working correctly. My images in PP look much darker than they do in PP for some reason. I think it maybe a dynamic link problem.
I resigned myself to doing the rough edits in PP, and then creating compositions for each clip I want to correct as a standalone comp in AE - yes trying you recreate each clips edit in AE. Rendering in AE and then importing back into PP and replacing the original footage. I just can't think of another way of doing it that actually works. Hence the post - wondering if anyone has any better ideas of workflow or if I'm the only one having issues with dynamic link!
AE - 32 bits per channel, PP - Max bit depth, Max render quality.