6 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2011 11:17 PM by monkeybusTV

    error in after effects when using video clips

    monkeybusTV

      Hey everyone,

       

      I'm currently editing a movie here which has a good bit of clips with special effects from video copilot as well. For some reason when i go to use certain clips i encounter errors with the after effects program. The files will import fine but whne i go to transfer them to the current tracker the program locks up. I am using Adobe CS3....anybody have any idea why this happens?

        • 1. Re: error in after effects when using video clips
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Check your graphics card settings and turn off OpenGL in the prefs, in particular the options to accelrate footage and layer panels...

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: error in after effects when using video clips
            monkeybusTV Level 1

            I am currently running an ATI card in the 5800 series. How do i go about disabling it with this card (newer card for me, previously i always used nvidia).

            • 3. Re: error in after effects when using video clips
              Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

              As I said, simply turn off the pertinent options in the AE prefs' OpenGL settings.

               

              Mylenium

              • 4. Re: error in after effects when using video clips
                monkeybusTV Level 1

                Didn't work. I'm running an ATI card, says it's not a card compatable with OpenGL meaning that it wasn't running in the first place (i'm assuming). Any other suggestions. The program essentially locks up when i go to drag certain clips to the taskbar.

                • 5. Re: error in after effects when using video clips
                  Dave LaRonde Level 6

                  I'll bet it's the footage itself.  AE 8 can't handle long-gop footage.  Here's my cut 'n paste response from the Creative COW:

                   

                  Dave's Stock Answer #1:

                   

                  If the footage you imported into AE is any  kind of the following -- footage in an HDV acquisition codec, MPEG1, MPEG2, AVCHD, mp4, mts, m2t, H.261 or H.264 -- you need to convert it to a different codec.

                   

                  These kinds of footage use temporal, or interframe compression. They have keyframes at regular intervals, containing complete frame information.  However, the frames in between do NOT have complete information.  Interframe codecs toss out duplicated information.

                   

                  In order to maintain peak rendering efficiency, AE needs complete information for each and every frame. But because these kinds of footage contain only partial information, AE freaks out, resulting in a wide variety of problems.

                   

                  I'm a Mac guy, so I like to convert to Quicktime movies in the Animation or PNG codecs; both are lossless.  I'll use Apple's Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder or Quicktime Pro to do it.

                  • 6. Re: error in after effects when using video clips
                    monkeybusTV Level 1

                    the files which i am generally having problems with (this series of them in particular) are all .mov files...typically when they are MOV files filmed by me/crew then they work fine. However, the problem is coming when using stock footage for effects, etc...I ran a conversion of many of these files through AVS and switched them to various different file types, (wmv, avi, etc...). No luck on any type...I am beginning to think that it is the footage i am trying to use but i want to make sure it's not the AE itself first.