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Dan Peck
Current Time Indicator (CTI) Sync between Comps
on Apr 22, 2013 at 4:56:55 pm

Is there a way to sync the Current Time Indicator (CTI) between multiple comps and see those comps refresh at the same time in the comp viewers?

Ie I have a compA at frame 200 and CompB at 200 then when I step through the time line the frame numbers match and both refresh on the comp viewers.

Any ideas?


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John Cuevas
Re: Current Time Indicator (CTI) Sync between Comps
on Apr 22, 2013 at 5:17:13 pm

Edit > General > "Synchronize Time of All Related Items"

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Dan Peck
Re: Current Time Indicator (CTI) Sync between Comps
on Apr 22, 2013 at 8:34:29 pm

Thanks John, but this doesn't work as the comps are seperate and not precomps.


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John Cuevas
Re: Current Time Indicator (CTI) Sync between Comps
on Apr 23, 2013 at 2:43:06 am

If the comps have no relationship than moving in one would have no effect on the other. I suppose you could create a blank precomp, place it into each Final comp. Open up and lock both comp windows, open the precomp and move through that and when you moved around the 2 downstream comps would move with the same time code.

Not sure if that work around will help you out or not.

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Dan Peck
Re: Current Time Indicator (CTI) Sync between Comps
on Apr 23, 2013 at 8:42:17 am

Thanks John, this was something I'd hoped to avoid. I thought this function would be inherant to AE.

Sounds like a feature request to me.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Current Time Indicator (CTI) Sync between Comps
on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:08:43 pm

[Dan Peck] "Thanks John, this was something I'd hoped to avoid."

You can turn the visibility off, or make it a guide layer (or both) to make sure it doesn't render when you output.

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