Finish the job in CS3 instead of changing horses mid stream.
CS5.5 is a 64 bit app and probably does not recognise the old CF plugin.
Didn't have a choice. Other computer died and I had to get a new pc. I did purchase the new plugin.
Can you install CS3 on your new rig to complete this project?
That would be nice but I am in WIndows 7 Pro 64-bit
CS3 should install just fine on your new system.
I have CS4 and CS5.5 on the same system and it runs fine.
Of course you really should have installed CS3 first since doing it after CS5.5 isnt good.
You could un-install your CS5.5 and put CS3 on then install CS5.5 then you will have both versions.
Do you still see Color Finesse applied to your clips, but with reset parameters, or are you getting a "missing effect" instead of Color Finesse?
Color Finesse 3 should read Color Finesse 2.1 settings and update them, but if you were using the older Color Finesse 1.x, then that was considered a different effect and won't get translated by CF 3.
One way to bring the settings forward would be to install CS3 and the older version of Color Finesse on your system (I have CS3-CS5.5 installed on my Win7 64 system), then step through each clip that has Color Finesse applied and do a Save Settings. The saved settings files can then be reloaded into Color Finesse 3 running under AE CS5.5.
Thanks for chiming in, Bob.