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Lito Lorenzo
after effects is importing my clips as compostions from premiere pro!! HELP!!!
on Oct 12, 2015 at 4:48:41 pm
Last Edited By Lito Lorenzo on Oct 14, 2015 at 2:20:56 pm

I've imported to AE from PP a lot. Normally I copy 1 or more cuts from my sequence in PP and paste in a AE composition and it would show up as "blue layers" as normal. Then i would use VideoCopilots Trim Compose script and turn my "blue layers" into their own "brown precomps".

BUT whenever i import into AE from PP, my cuts already show up as their own "brown precomps", which is fine, but when i open 1 of the "brown precomps" up it shows the entire video clip and not the actual edit..

to be more specific: when i go into PP and right click on a 1 SECOND CUT in my sequence and click "replace with AE compostion".. AE will open and it would create a "brown precomp" within a 1 SECOND compisition.. I dont know why it does this now? it use to open a "blue layer" and i would be able to double click on it to rotobrush..

when i double click on the "brown precomp" it shows the "blue layer" but the clip is 1 minuted long! i can size it down to my 1 SECOND CUT no problem but when im dealing with 50 cuts in PP it kills the work flow.....

and thus when i go back to PP it gives me the message "the importer reported a generic error"


My guess is that you've done something to the clips in Premiere Pro that is causing this change in behavior. An unaltered clip in Premiere Pro will come across as a clip/layer in After Effects, but---for example---a clip that uses certain effects or the Scale To Frame Size option will come across as a precomposition to encapsulate those changes.

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Anthony Qureshi
Re: after effects is importing my clips as compostions from premiere pro!!
on Mar 19, 2017 at 3:05:19 pm

I have the exact same problem. After effects shows my cut clips from the sequence as pre-comps and when I click on the comps to add effects (ie stabilizer), AE tries to add the effect to the entire, original media than the actual length of the cut. Anyone know what to do? Even if I turn off collapse transformation and add stabilzer to the pre-comp, AE seems to get stuck in the "analyze" phase...

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