I'm working with a linked composition in CS5. Used the 'replace' command in PPro to send a series of clips to AE for keyframing etc. Performed my moving edits in AE, saved, and returned to PPro to audio edit. When I went to return to AE to modify the linked composition by opening the applicable AE project file, AE crashed as it started loading the project. I received the following error messages:
I tried opening AE this way a few times, with PPro open and closed. I also restarted my tower as well as tried opening the AE project by selecting 'Edit Original' in PPro numerous times. All attempts resulted in this crash. I find it strange that the linked comp inside PPro is still reading and playing back normally as the AE project seems to be corrupt.
On a whim, I tried copying the linked composition inside PPro and pasting it inside a brand new blank AE project. This only produced a media offlline issue and when I tried to reload the footage, AE wouldn't recognize the original AE project that I was pointing it to.
Anyone have any thoughts on this? Is there any way to salvage this animation? I would rather not have to recreate the entire thing.
Is there any way to salvage this animation?
Well, it may just open without a hitch on another system... On a whim you can always flush the media cache from ther respective prefs option in both programs. Beyond that - no idea. We'd need much more info about the project, footage used and ideally screenshots of the timelines(s) in both apps.