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Andrew Park
Attaching a Proxy to AE
on Jan 17, 2018 at 10:39:54 pm

Is there anyway to attach a proxy to an After Effects project in CatDV? Would love to see a preview of the project before opening it.

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Robb Harriss
Re: Attaching a Proxy to AE
on Jan 20, 2018 at 2:54:14 am

just render a copy of the output. If you save it in the project directory it just shows up as an element. Note is as you like. You can select that render and have CatDV render a proxy to your proxy drive/directory so you have full-time access to it if the project directory is located elsewhere.

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Dougal Matthews
Re: Attaching a Proxy to AE
on Jan 23, 2018 at 12:46:56 pm

Hi Andrew

a catdv proxy file just needs to be either a jpg or h264 mp4 file and to be placed in the correct part of the proxy directory

so if we have an original after effects project at /Volumes/my_drive/My_folder/my_afx_prjoect.aep

and we make a still of the first frame and save it as a jpeg to


then clicking on the aep in catdv will show the jpg still

if we were to render out the whole project asan h264 mp4 file called my_afx_prjoect.mp4 and place this at


then instead of the still you would play the movie as the proxy in the desktop or web clients

you would need to either make the files manually
create a worker action or custom action In the Catdv Pegasus Desktop client to make these files for you if you wanted to build an automation

thank you dougal

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