Reconnecting a lot of RAW files with After Effects
by Remco de Vries on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:48:04 am
I just opened a project in which I was working a month ago.
I have made some disk changes in the mean while, so the project is no longer in the exact same location.
An example of the old location:
"/volumes/PROJECT DISC 3/LHS/MODULES/LOAD/DAY_1/sequence_00001.dng"
And now it is:
"/volumes/PROJECT DISC 4/LHS/MODULES/LOAD/DAY_1/sequence_00001.dng"
So it went from Project Disc 3 to Disc 4.
Now I can put the project back to the old disc, somehow I think the problem will not be solved, but I can try that. But then again, there should be an better solution, one that let'sme decide whatever changes I want to make to my DISCS and projects...
Like in Premiere, once you have pointed out to a new location, it rediscovers all other project files on that newer location too, because it has some smart thinking written in to the software. In After Effects I have to manually reconnect each and every file... After Effects doesn't reconnect autmotically, enfortunately, it has to be done manually for each file...
And the problem is a bit bigger. Cause when I now reconnect each RAW .dng file, it also has to be interpreted again with the RAW import settings. So after reconnecting, the RAW import settings dialogue pops up again. But I have spent hours and hours on this some time ago...!
I have imported approximately 35-40 raw files and I have made the settings individually for each file.
Where is all that data now? Did after effects not remember this?
I did not save the RAW settings for each raw file. I would think After Effects would remember my raw settings for me (it does, but appareantly it also forgets...). Anyway, this is getting to be quit a problem all together and I just can't imagine that this is the way it should function.
So hopefully I am missing some things here and someone out there can help me? Would be really great. What does Adobe think about this, how did they manufacture their softwares management in this.