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Sebastian KayAction or Script for AE Video Export?
by on Jan 2, 2014 at 8:31:23 pm

Hey everyone,

hope you guys had a good start into the new year.

I have a question on how to automate a specific task in After Effects. Or maybe there is another third party program or plugin or something that does the job.

Here is what I wanna do:

I have a source video file that is approximately 5 minutes long.
Into that source video I need to add 2 other video clips.

For example: On my 5min timeline I need to add a 1 min clip at 2:30mins and another 1min clip at 4:30mins. And then export this as a single clip.

The reason for that is I have hundreds of these 1min clips that need to be added to the 5min source video at those two specific times and need to be exported as a whole clip. So this action or script has to be repeated a hundred times and that would be a huge he time saver compared to editing everything by hand.

Does that make sense?

Is there anyone who could help me with that?
Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks a lot in advance.
- Sebastian

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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Action or Script for AE Video Export?
by on Jan 3, 2014 at 9:16:31 am

The COW's AE Expressions Forum is more ideal for your post -

Ensure that you include details on the type and duration of the transition and the source of the clip to be inserted (ie precomp or movie)For such a huge task, you should be able to set aside a budget to hire someone to do the scripting bit for you.


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Sebastian KayRe: Action or Script for AE Video Export?
by on Jan 3, 2014 at 10:39:45 am

Thanks a lot for your advice Roland.
I'll post my question over there.

Sure I'm going to pay the one how helps me with that. I thought that was common sense but I'll add that to my new post.

Thanks again,

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Walter SoykaRe: Action or Script for AE Video Export?
by on Jan 3, 2014 at 1:31:00 pm

Since all these actions are doable by keyboard, I'd suggest the fastest way to do this without writing a customized script is to write a macro with a program like AutoHotkey (Windows) or Keyboard Maestro (Mac). You could do this yourself and have the whole project done inside an hour or two.

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