Say I've got a 5 minute clip, I want to pull five 10 second pieces of it out and put them into my comp starting at the beginning.
I put my comp playhead at the beginning of the timeline, I go to the footage viewer, set in and out points, and...wait, why is my comp playhead moving?
Do I really need to set the comp playhead after every I/O point I set in the footage viewer? As in I will have to move my playhead back to the beginning in my comp 5 separate times, meaning I will also have to double click the asset and switch to the footage viewer 5 times?
Is there no easy way to just tell AE to stop linking the footage playhead with the comp playhead?
on Feb 23, 2018 at 4:02:51 pm Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Feb 23, 2018 at 4:11:58 pm
Sure, there's way to do this -- don't use AE!
You're trying to use AE as a video editing application, and AE absolutely SUCKS at editing.
But it's not the worst one -- Microsoft Word brings up the rear.
Use Premiere Pro to edit video -- that's what it's made for.
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