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Sophie TurnerIssue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 11, 2016 at 12:37:10 am

Hi. I am pretty new to After Effects and I am somewhat experienced in Premiere. I want to use After Effects to create some simple animations for text. Yet every time I try to bring in a clip from After Effects, it weirdly distorts so that the text is slanty and large and out of proportion. This only happens when the After Effects layer is placed over other footage in Premiere, and not when it is by itself. I have tried bringing it in using a Live Text Template, dragging the composition from After Effects to Premiere, and also by creating a transparent video layer and then clicking "Replace with After Effects Composition." It does the same thing in all of them. Please please please help!


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Jon DoughtieRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 11, 2016 at 1:13:26 pm

Hello Sophie. What are the settings for your timeline in Premiere Pro, and what are the export settings you are using when you create your file in After Effects?

System:
Dell Precision T7600 (x2)
Win 7 64-bit
32GB RAM
Adobe CC 2015.02 (as of 6/2016)
256GB SSD system drive
4 internal media drives RAID 5
Typically cutting short form from HD MP4 and P2 MXF.


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Sophie TurnerRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 11, 2016 at 5:12:27 pm

Hi Jon. Thank you so much for responding! Here are screenshots of the sequence settings in Premiere and the composition settings in After Effects. Do you need any other information?






This is what three lines of simple text looks like once it is brought into Premiere:



Thank you again for the help!


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Dave LaRondeRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 11, 2016 at 5:52:38 pm

1080x1080 are very strange dimensions. What are you doing by working in them?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Sophie TurnerRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 11, 2016 at 6:24:16 pm

Hi Dave. I am supposed to be making short, fairly simple promotional video clips that are released on social media for work (new job). They are supposed to be square. What dimensions should I be using? I chose 1080x1080 because the original clips that I was given are 1980x1020, and I was told to crop them.


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Alex UdellRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 11, 2016 at 7:55:20 pm

"They are supposed to be square."


They = the final output?

Alex Udell
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Dave LaRondeRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 11, 2016 at 10:12:49 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Aug 11, 2016 at 10:19:20 pm

If you're trying to make video in a square screen aspect ratio, you may not be able to compress them using the common media containers (mp4) and codecs (h.364). They only work under a limited set of standard resolutions, and square video aspect ratios aren't among them.

And among the video codecs that can do it, such as just about any codec in Quicktime besides h.264, will result in much higher file sizes. And if they go to YouTube or Vimeo, they'll look awful -- not the right aspect ratio for compression, you see.

The client may want to re-think this square video idea.....

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter SoykaRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 12, 2016 at 2:46:07 am

[Dave LaRonde] "If you're trying to make video in a square screen aspect ratio, you may not be able to compress them using the common media containers (mp4) and codecs (h.364)."

1080x1080 video in MP4 with H.264 works. It's hip to be square.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Sophie TurnerRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 12, 2016 at 4:29:04 am

Hm is there a better way to create a square video? Would the square video be the reason the dynamic link does not transfer properly to Premiere? It doesn't seem to me like that is the reason but I can do a few tests.

Thank you everyone for your help!!!


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Alex UdellRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 12, 2016 at 1:03:23 pm
Last Edited By Alex Udell on Aug 12, 2016 at 1:03:59 pm

Sophie....

try:

01) The GPU may not like odd resolutions. What happens if you disable the GPU in File>Project Settings and setting to software only?

OR

02) try this:
a) make your Comps in at a standard resolution with a 1080 height (1920 x 1080 HD preset)
b) but in AE use guides to show you where your 1080 x 1080 size is in the center of the comp
c) Render as clips to import into PPro
d) in Premiere, before you import the renders goto to Preferences>General and Disable "Default Scale to Frame Size"
e) Import your renders and place them on your 1080 by 1080 timeline. As the animation will be centered and should be the right height, it should work just fine...with no resizing
(note if it's the first clip dropped in sequence, PPro will ask you if you want to adjust the sequence settings...but you DON'T want to.)

let us know if any of this helps....

Alex Udell
Editing, Motion Graphics, and Visual FX
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Sophie TurnerRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 24, 2016 at 7:58:57 pm

Hi all,

I just wanted to give an update and say thank you everyone! Alex, thank you very much because your second suggestion worked! I set the premiere project to 1080 x 1080 yet kept AE at the standard 1920x1080 and set guides to show me where I could edit. All I had to do was drag the comp from AE to Premiere and render it, and it worked! Thank you!


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Alex UdellRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 25, 2016 at 1:32:03 pm

Great! Glad to hear it!


Go forth and make odd sized video output! :)

Alex Udell
Editing, Motion Graphics, and Visual FX
Let's Connect on Linkedin
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Example: Customer Facing Explainer Video
Example: Infotainment & Package editorial


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Dave LaRondeRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 12, 2016 at 5:20:14 pm

[Walter Soyka] " It's hip to be square."

Well, whaddaya know.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter SoykaRe: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by on Aug 12, 2016 at 5:58:17 pm

[Walter Soyka] " It's hip to be square."

[Dave LaRonde] "Well, whaddaya know."

I hope this applies in real life, too. Otherwise, I don't stand a chance :)

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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