If you need to edit your AE compositions, you better export from AE with a visually lossless codec like Lagarith or UT, instead of a delivery format like WMV.
With cheap disks, what do you prefer, larger files with very good quality or small files and lousy quality? Don't use WMV for export if you need to edit them.
I don't need to have a very high quality for my videos at this point. I usually export as I've said and so far no problem at all. Now I'm fighting with this issue and wasting my time trying to understand what the problem is.
I spent the whole day yesterday uninstalling and reinstalling the softwares, you can imagine how frustrating this can be if you have a close deadline.
I prefer to work in AE first and then handling my file in PR.
I'll give it a try and see if your suggestion is worth the time.
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I've had good luck with high bitrate H264 out of AE, the clips render quickly, look good, and play in Premiere just fine.
It went against my instincts to use a delivery codec as intermediate, but I figure a lot of cameras are using H264 it now. It really depends on how pristine you want your end product to be, and how you are delivering it.
I figure a lot of cameras are using H264 it now
Apparently, you forgot that little lesson we were all taught by our mothers...
"Well, if everyone else was jumping off a bridge, would you do that too?"
Don't forget that even AVC-Intra is H.264. It's not the codec, it's the GOP structure and bit rate.
Well guys, I was testing out what Stephen was suggesting and looks like working. I don't have any problem so far. The only thing is that the H264 file from AE, which is basically an MP4, is pretty huge in size.
I was trying to use the wmv format with a lower bitrate quality to avoid this issue. I'm rendering a 6min animation at 1920x1080 to project it on a screen for a presentation, so it's not that big as you can understand. Any suggestion for the bitrate settings using the H264 format?
Thanks to all of you
I still think you're better off with Harm's suggestion of creating a lossless UT AVI file as an intermediate out of AE. You can always compress later for delivery.
Do you know a safe place to get the Lagarith or UT codecs? And are they free?
Thank You kindly.