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warning “RAM Preview needs 2 or more frames” after scrubbing audio in After Effects CC 2014 (13.0)

[UPDATE: Note that this bug is listed as fixed in the upcoming After Effects CC 2014.1 (13.1) update.] The After Effects team are investigating a bug in After Effects CC 2104 (13.0) where a memory leak occurs while scrubbing audio (holding down the CTRL or Command key while scrubbing). This memory leak can eventually consume […]

Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.0.1 (8.0.1) update: bug fixes, H.264 at 4K, new YouTube presets, and more

Today, the Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014.0.1 (8.0.1) update was released. This version provides important fixes and enhancements and is recommended for all users. This update addresses several bugs, adds support for 4K in H.264, new and simplified presets for YouTube, and other features. Read the details below in the “what’s new” and “fixed bugs” sections. Ideally, […]

workaround for slow performance and poor resolution with RED R3D files in After Effects CC 2014 (13.0)

The After Effects team are investigating a bug in After Effects CC 2104 (13.0) where RED (.R3D) files are very slow and the image resolution is poor, about 1/8 sampling. The following workaround has been reported to solve the problems in some cases: 1. Save the project. 2. Choose Edit > Purge > All Memory […]

removal of FLV and F4V export features from Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects, and Premiere Pro

After Effects CC 2014 (13.0), Premiere Pro CC 2014 (8.0), and Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014 (8.0) do not include exporters for creating FLV and F4V files. You can still import videos in FLV and F4V formats into After Effects and Adobe Media Encoder. You can still import videos in the F4V format into Premiere […]

using Adobe Media Encoder to create H.264, MPEG-2, and WMV videos from After Effects

After Effects CC 2014 (13.0) does not include exporters for creating H.264, MPEG-2, and WMV videos directly from the render queue. To create videos in these formats, you should use Adobe Media Encoder. You can still import videos in these formats into After Effects. How do you create H.264, MPEG-2, and WMV videos using Adobe […]

fixing permissions problem that impedes start of Adobe applications

I’ve noticed several cases of applications either failing to start or taking a long time to start because the permissions for the Adobe preferences folders have been set incorrectly. For After Effects, this manifests as After Effects taking several minutes to start, eventually reporting that QuickTime is not installed. This is because After Effects is […]

migrating settings and plug-ins for After Effects CC 2014 (13.0)

migrating preferences, keyboard shortcuts, and other settings At the bottom of the General pane in the After Effects Preferences dialog box is a Migrate Previous Version Settings button. If you have After Effects CC (12.x) installed on the same computer, then clicking that button will give you a dialog box with an option to migrate […]

After Effects and Mac OSX v10.10 (Yosemite)

[UPDATE 2: Apple has released OS X 10.10 Developer Preview 3.1.0, which solves a launch problem with multiple versions of After Effects. See James Landy's recent forum post for more detail.] [UPDATE: See James Landy's post on this thread for some more details.] Apple made Mac OSX v10.10 (Yosemite) available as a developer preview build yesterday, […]

details of video preview with Mercury Transmit in the 2014 update to After Effects CC

NOTE: This article is about new functionality in the 2014 update to After Effects CC, which is one of the many Creative Cloud updates announced today. For more details about this release of After Effects, read the complete list of what’s new and changed.   After Effects has for a long time had the ability to send frames to […]

Creating a visual experience for Fatboy Slim at Coachella

Production company creates immersive experience for well-known DJ artist at art and music festival using Adobe Creative Cloud Plastic Reality is a production company known for branding and other video work for big corporate clients such as BP and Unilever. But unlike most corporate video companies, Plastic Reality has a wild side, called The Happiness […]