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50 free scripts from Jeff Almasol, with a strong encouragement to donate to your favorite cause

#devforacause Jeff Almasol has graciously made a bundle of 50 After Effects scripts freely available on his website. Please, read and heed Jeff’s request to consider donating to your favorite cause. He spends his spare time developing utilities like these to help others, and I think that it’s only fair that he ask the beneficiaries […]

After Effects CC 2014.0.2 (13.0.2) update fixes issue with trial period

Today we released the After Effects CC 2014.0.2 (13.0.2) update. This update fixes an issue with the trial period. When you launch After Effects CC 2014.0.2 (13.0.2) as a trial, it will reset the trial period if you had used the trial of After Effects CC (12.x). This is the only significant change in this update. This […]

Siggraph 2014 is here!

When it comes to computer graphics, there really isn’t a better tradeshow to know what’s hot and coming in the world of graphics technology. The name itself implies innovation (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics) and is the perfect ‘geek-out’ week: August 12-14. 2014. Adobe’s Presence & Partners A bunch of Adobe folk will be participating in partner booths […]

CC 2014.0.1 updates for After Effects, Prelude, and SpeedGrade fixes issue with trial period

IMPORTANT: The After Effects CC 2014.0.1 (13.0.1) update has been replaced by the After Effects CC 2014.0.2 (13.0.2) update. This new update fixes the same issue with the trial period and corrects a bug with preferences in the After Effects CC 2014.0.1 (13.0.1) update. If you installed After Effects CC 2014.0.1 (13.0.1), you should update to After […]

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)

UPDATE: These problems are fixed in the After Effects CC 2014.1.1 (13.1.1) update. Details of the update: http://bit.ly/AE_1311_details 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 […]

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. In one case, this manifests as After Effects taking several minutes to start, eventually reporting that QuickTime is not installed. This is because After Effects is […]