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Stephen Mark
Problem opening psd file containing video and a filter in After Effects
on Sep 16, 2012 at 8:55:04 pm

I am editing some Sony EXCAM footage and decided to apply a Photoshop CS 6 filter to a potential background plate for a green screen shot. The EXCAM footage (HD, 1920x1080, 24p) plays fine in Quicktime player and plays inside Photoshop as well once imported. But after applying the filter -- which also plays properly in Photoshop -- and saving the composition as a psd file, I then try to open the psd file in After Effects, I get an error message that says "Quicktime is not installed or is too old of a version (39::0)." I have considered rendering the Photoshop comp as video, but I notice that unless I want an image sequence (which I don't) my export options are limited to a couple of animation flavors or jpeg 2000. I see no place in the Photoshop render dialogue box to access Quicktime settings and choose another codec. (An Apple Pro Res proxy might work just fine, for example.) So I'm making this a Photoshop question because I think there's something about Photoshop that is making the file unrecognizable to After Effects. After Effects does import a single frame of the image with the filter applied. (Yes, I am converting the video to a smart object before applying the filter.) Any thoughts?


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Jim Arco
Re: Problem opening psd file containing video and a filter in After Effects
on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:34:44 pm

I'm have an older version, so not sure about CS6.

See if the PSD will work without the filter. It may be that the PS filter you are using is not available in AE. Some 3rd party PS filters seem to be purposely limited (so that you have to buy the same filter for AE?)

Also, I have used several render options in PS and can export QT, avi, mpeg, dv, etc. PS also has a submenu for the different settings.

For some reason, your Photoshop is not seeing these codecs on your system.

Jim


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