iMovie to Aftereffects WORKFLOW
by Cade Loven on Dec 28, 2012 at 9:51:35 pm
I have a tricky workflow issue which I am not sure will even work. I am working with middle-school students who are collaborating on a video project. The problem is some of them are using PCs and some are using Macs.
Here is the workflow I am trying to figure out for one project:
1: footage is edited in iMovie on a Mac.
2: footage needs to be color corrected by another student who is using Aftereffects on a PC
Is it possible to even accomplish this workflow? Help me help these students if you can, and I would be grateful.
Re: iMovie to Aftereffects WORKFLOW by Joseph W. Bourke on Dec 29, 2012 at 12:09:37 am
This should be pretty straightforward:
iMovie will output a Quicktime
AE will import a Quicktime
Export the QT movie from iMovie (if the choice is there, the M-JPEG-A setting works quite well - good looking, smallish file size. Color Correct in AE. You don't say what your final playback will be on, but you can export a Quicktime out of After Effects easily if you're going back to the Mac platform. If you're going to a DVD, output 720 x 480 from After Effects, and burn to DVD.
Here's a quick snippet on exporting from iMovie - Apple suggests MPEG-4 if you have QT 6 or later: