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Gui Goz
ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Mar 13, 2013 at 10:02:59 am

Hi everyone,

I developed a small ProRes 422 conversion plugin for after effects (windows). I've seen many topics on this forum about it so I post it here.

It looks like this:



It's based on ffmpeg and it's free :)

You can read more and download it here:

http://www.dubon.fr/conversion-prores422/

Do not hesitate if you have any comments or questions.

Thank you!


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Satyen Guru
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:10:35 am

Tried the plugin (in fact,the script). It's working pretty well. Thanks Gui for writing and sharing it.

Any contact email for future suggestions?(Searched the site, couldn't find the contact email)


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Gui Goz
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:57:11 am

Of course, you can contact us at staff [-at-] dubon [-dot-] fr


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carter hsu
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Apr 12, 2013 at 4:48:05 pm

I can't run it on AE CS5 and AE CS6
This is the wrong pop-up


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Gui Goz
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Apr 12, 2013 at 5:06:30 pm

You must install the script correctly and run it as explained on the web site. This error appears because you didn't run it from the After Effects' "Window" menu.


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carter hsu
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Apr 12, 2013 at 5:47:30 pm

WOW,It's work now.
It's really excellent and useful.
But it doesn't have ProRes 4444 codec? Do you will add it in next update?


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Gui Goz
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Apr 13, 2013 at 8:22:33 am

Probably for the 444 but i'm not sure that ffmpeg's prores 4444 encoder works properly. I'm going to check that.


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Eric Kirk
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on May 6, 2013 at 3:07:52 pm

Could either of you tell me how to work this plugin?

I installed it (or so I think I did) and the GUI shows in AE but when I tried rendering out to prores, it didn't do anything so not sure if it is fully installed or what is missing.

Are you supposed to be able to render out a comp like normal through this?

Need help. I posted on the Adobe site a couple days ago but didn't hear back.

Thanks ahead.

Eric

Eric D. Kirk
http://www.kirkproductions.com


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Gui Goz
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on May 6, 2013 at 3:18:42 pm

No, this plugin can only reencode a video source, you must select a video in the project tab, not a comp.

I usually render the comp in animation with parameters i want, reimport the render in AE then convert it to prores.

If my plugin don't work when you try to convert a video, you probably didn't check "allow script to write files" in the general preferences.

I'm going to do an update of the script soon, with an installer, prores 4444 support and probably an automatic pre-rendering :)


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Eric Kirk
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on May 6, 2013 at 3:47:09 pm

Hello,

Ok, so no comps. That was actually the very question I left in Adobe forum yesterday or day before. :)

So, if the GUI pops up then what should I expect to see once I bring in a rendered video track? Will it prompt where to save, etc?

Will this also then work from Adobe Premiere? I'm in process of making the switch from Sony Vegas (after years) to Premiere Pro.

Thanks.

Eric

Eric D. Kirk
http://www.kirkproductions.com


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Gui Goz
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on May 6, 2013 at 4:07:14 pm

You just have to import your video as you normally do it, select it in the Project tab and just clic on "convert to prores", the prores file will be generated in the same folder than the original. Or you can select an output folder in the plugin just clicking on the "change output folder" button :d

The plugin don't work in premiere, but you can export a video file from premiere, import it in after effects then convert it.


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Eric Kirk
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on May 6, 2013 at 4:11:12 pm

Excellent!

Can't wait to test this out.

Eric

Eric D. Kirk
http://www.kirkproductions.com


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Eric Kirk
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on May 7, 2013 at 5:44:03 pm

Hello Gui,

Well, I had partial luck here. By that, I meant it did respond at little differently but if it rendered to prores, I have no idea where it put it.

When I click convert (this time using a video file in a comp). I think that's what you meant, although as I write this, now I wonder if you meant just in the media bin.

So, when I click convert, it opens up every folder in my project bin, all solids, everything - expands the trees of each.

Appreciate some help.

Eric

Eric D. Kirk
http://www.kirkproductions.com


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Gui Goz
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on May 7, 2013 at 6:02:37 pm

I'm going to repeat myself, i don't know what more i could say :/

Just import a video in your project, don't put it in a comp or anything, select it anc clic convert.

If the plugin is installed correctly, it will work. The last thing i see which could explain why it don't work, is that you have a to old version of AE, but it should work on CS4, CS5 and CS6...


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Eric Kirk
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on May 7, 2013 at 6:57:41 pm

My apologies.

It's a habit to render everything out of a comp so that's what I thought at first was a straight video. Got it.

It works.

Eric

Eric D. Kirk
http://www.kirkproductions.com


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walid Moussa
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Jul 21, 2013 at 4:40:31 pm

Mr. Gui Goz, with all my respect to your great invention, but all the guys were confused where to put the *.exe files, it should be in the script folder but keep it inside their folder(ffmpeg) or it will not work. thank u again..


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Eric Kirk
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Sep 4, 2013 at 1:56:14 am

Hello Again Gui,

I've been happily using your ProRes GUI to render out ProRes422. Now, I have customer who sent me 4444 and asked for that same in return. I did not see an option to convert to 4444. Any ideas?

Thanks and appreciate your help.

Eric

Eric D. Kirk
http://www.kirkproductions.com


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Eric Kirk
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Sep 4, 2013 at 2:15:13 am

Oh, I see in our discussion where you were planning to add 4444 from back in May. :) Any luck with that yet? It sure would be helpful!

Thanks,
Eric

Eric D. Kirk
http://www.kirkproductions.com


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Gui Goz
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Sep 4, 2013 at 8:36:33 am

Hi,

well, i still plan to do it, but i have not had time yet. The best way i know to it is to use ffmbc>

https://code.google.com/p/ffmbc/

(or a version of ffmpeg compiled with the option, but the version i use is not)

there is a gui for it> http://www.authorityfx.com/encoding-videos-in-prores-4444-on-windows/

you can try it


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Carl Corneil
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Jan 22, 2014 at 2:49:51 pm

I like this script a lot! Been looking for a free way to do this, as converting to prores is the only thing Im using the mac for at the moment. Is there a way to select some other compression on the audio than AAC? Like Linear PCM or Apple Lossless?

Thanks!

Reel: aecorn.com



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Gui Goz
Re: ProRes 422 Conversion plugin for After Effects (Windows)
on Jan 22, 2014 at 4:23:28 pm

Yes there is. To do that, you have to add your own parameters in the script.
The script use ffmpeg. You can find the documentation (with all the possible parameters) here> http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html

To convert audio into pcm linear, for example, you have to add "-acodec pcm_s16le" in the parameters. A little explaination here> https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/audio%20types

Because of the number of encoding possibilities, i clearly can't add everything in the plugin menu, so you'll always have to do that manually :x


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