5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2011 2:09 AM by Seven ltd

    After Effects AND/OR Premiere  Pro CS5 ?

    Seven ltd Level 1

      Hi guys,

       

      I am quite new, I have only done one videoproject and that was in Premiere Pro CS4. Now I got a new machine and have both Premiere Pro CS5 and After Effects. I have started learning AE from some videos and it is quite impressing what you can do there.  So I hope I can use AE to  improve my videos.

       

      My question is, shall I do the project in PPCS5 and then connect to AE for making special effects on clips or shall I do the whole project in After Effects ?

       

      If I choose AE for the project, will I miss some functions from Premiere Pro?

       

      Many thanks in advance !

       

      Sven 

        • 1. Re: After Effects AND/OR Premiere  Pro CS5 ?
          MusoguyAdobe

          Hi Sven,

           

          After Effects and Premiere Pro are meant for different purposes. For editing a project, use Premiere Pro. That is what it is made for. If you have a shot that requires an effect (that can't be performed or performed as well directly in Premiere Pro), export the clip and create the effect in After Effects, then import the finished clip back into Premiere Pro. I would not recommend doing the whole project in After Effects.

           

          James

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          • 2. Re: After Effects AND/OR Premiere  Pro CS5 ?
            Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            It depends on what you're doing in your project. I've done pieces that were fully motion graphics and started in AE, then went to Premiere. However, if you're doing a sci-fi film, you would start in Premiere then go to AE.

            I would veyr rarely export a clip from Premiere to use in AE. There are so many, easier ways to work with Premiere and AE. You can use Dynamic Link which some people love. You can also import a Premiere project into AE and it comes in as a composition with all your video files as layers cut up and everything. Here's a page with more info.

            As someone new to AE, I highly recommend you start here.

            • 3. Re: After Effects AND/OR Premiere  Pro CS5 ?
              Seven ltd Level 1

              Thank you guys!

               

              You put me on track, expecially with the link!

               

              From beginning I am just taking care of  old videos that noone look at because not edited so most of the time just crap.

              I want to edit them, try to improve color and sharpness but also add some funny elements so they are more interesting to watch.

              I have 30 videos from my daughter, each 1 hour and 8 of my own (really crap) and 8 VHS from a friend. That is just to start with.

               

              "

              • Start Adobe Premiere Pro from within After Effects and capture footage for use in After Effects. (See Use Adobe Premiere Pro for capture (Production Premium and Master Collection only).)

              • Use Adobe Dynamic Link to work with After Effects compositions in Adobe Premiere Pro without first rendering them. A dynamically linked composition appears as a clip in Adobe Premiere Pro.

              • Use Adobe Dynamic Link to work with Adobe Premiere Pro sequences in After Effects without first rendering them. A dynamically linked sequence appears as a footage item in After Effects.

              • Start After Effects from within Premiere Pro and create a new composition with settings that match the settings of your Premiere Pro project.

              • Select a set of clips in Adobe Premiere Pro and convert them to a composition in After Effects. "

               

              So with a testvideo I will start using these 5 different methods so I learn when to use which one!

              And I also have 4-5 videolessons to watch.

               

              Thanks again!

               

              I probably be back soon with more questions!

               

               

              • 4. Re: After Effects AND/OR Premiere  Pro CS5 ?
                Szalam Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                From your description, I would say that the overwhelming majority of your work would be in Premiere.

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                • 5. Re: After Effects AND/OR Premiere  Pro CS5 ?
                  Seven ltd Level 1

                  Yes. it looks like I can do most with PPro.  So I will try to learn that good first and then when I got a little bit warm, see if I can learn AE.

                   

                  Maybe I will try to use AE for titles and so.

                   

                  Thanks again for your replies!