I looked through the previous posts but was unable to find the answers.
I am new to RED.
When using it in After Effects it does not seem to show the blending modes and effects applied from when the After Effects in the RED interface. Is this just setting I have missed or would I have to pre-compose the footage to nest effects between RED and After Effects.
Also maybe related. If you have Boris RED what is the advantage of having BCC other than the handful of filters it currently doesn't include from the stand alone set?
So were you trying to use blend modes for a clip to which you applied the Boris RED effect from the AE timeline? If this is the case then yes, you will need to pre-comp the clip in AE to get the apply modes.
Apart from the additional 10 new filter effects that are included in BCC 5 but not included in RED 4, the advantage to adding BCC 5 is that there is no user interface in BCC, so the effects use the UI of the host to into which they were installed, which in this case is AE, which for a lot of people makes them easier to use.