I have my first project in Premier Pro and I want to stabilize it. Does a person stabilize the clips first in AE and then make the video project in Premier Pro or do I bring the project over to AE? Confused and a little embarrassed.
Don't be embarrased. You can render out of premiere or after effects. Doesn't matter; whichever works for your workflow. I recommend editing first, then finish in AE.
I edit in vegas, export to premier, export to after effects, then finish and render there for web, or export to encore for dvd. Sounds complex, but it's not, and it's all for very specific reasons that gives me more desirable results than just editing and rendering in vegas, or just premiere.
Think about your workflows:
- Stablize in AE, export to files*
- Edit stabilized files in premiere
- Render and finish to deliverable files
You'll end up with twice the amount of clips; stabilized and originals. *Unless you edit AE compositions directly in premier. It's possible, but really working backward.
- Edit in premiere
- Open premier project file in AE
- Grade, stabilize, add titles and graphics in AE
- Render and finish
See why it's called "After" Effects? It's designed to be used after the edit. But sometimes it does make sense to use it in other capacities.