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Siobhan McKee
Avid to After effects import
on Feb 25, 2010 at 10:59:54 am


I am having problems importing my timeline from avid into After effects, where its saying it cannot source footage.

My footage is XDCAM EX and I exported this from sony clip browser to avid as Avid AAF files.
I then exported my avid timeline from avid as a linked AAF file to import into after effects via automatic duck, but it says it cant find the media.

Anyone experienced this problem before?

Thanks


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Avid to After effects import
on Feb 25, 2010 at 3:38:31 pm

If you're experiencing what I think you are, it's one of those AVID gotchas that leaves you shaking your head. Your AE install has to be on the same machine that the AVID is on, with access to the same AVID media drives, or it won't work.

I went through the whole process of saving the timeline and copying the footage to my AE box, and I never got it to work. One thing you might try is to make sure that the file folder structure on your other machine (if this is how you're trying to do it) is exactly the same as the one on your AVID. That said, it never worked for me; one of the many reasons I'm now working with other NLEs.

Joe Bourke
Creative Director / Multimedia Specialist
B&S Exhibits and Multimedia
bs-exhibits.com


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Avid to After effects import
on Feb 25, 2010 at 3:45:00 pm

[Joseph W. Bourke] "Your AE install has to be on the same machine that the AVID is on, with access to the same AVID media drives, or it won't work. "

The same thing is true for ANY kind of edit application that works with The Duck. The footage imported into AE via The Duck is merely a collection of pointers to the location of the media in the edit timeline. Thus, if you move to a different machine, you break the pointers' path.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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