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What are the differences between H.264 Profiles?

I was rendering a video in After Effects CS5 and when I was formatting it I chose the H.264 codec and in that format, it had a profile with Baseline, Main and High. So I did a little test – rendering ...
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After Effects: Mac to PC

Is it possible to open an After Effects file that's been created on a Mac with PC? I don't know what version the AE was on the Mac side, but I want to oepn it with CS3 on a PC laptop.
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How to resolve 0xc000007b error opening Adobe After Effects?

I have installed Adobe CS6 on Windows 8 and get the error "0xc000007b" every time I open open Adobe After Effects. All other Adobe software, including Photoshop and Premiere Pro, work perfectly. I ...
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Cleaning tracked keyframes in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects and played with Mocha for After Effects a bit (which is very easy to pick up) and was wondering: If I have a bunch of dense set of keyframes as a result of tracking, is ...
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Reencoding MXF (OP-1a) XDCAM HD422 MPEG into something useful

I am a bit desperate at this point. I have a video file in the MXF container format. MediaInfo identifies it as MXF (OP-1a) XDCAM HD422 and says the Video Stream is plain MPEG. I want to edit the ...
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What are the recommended configuration for improving After Effects CS6 perfomance?

Everything was fine regarding my performance while using After Effects CS6. Suddenly it became really slow to pre-render the frames of my text animation (and started hanging a lot). It is interesting ...
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Audio keeps breaking for the video created by Adobe After Effect CS 5.5

I created a video using Adobe After Effect CS 5.5 and imported a MP3 file to the time line - After rendering the video to a movie with .avi format, the audio keeps breaking during the show time. ...
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SVG to After Effects workflow?

I have a JavaScript chart component that outputs SVG. (It's kind of like an animated bar chart with a time slider.) One of my clients would like to customize this animation further in After Effects - ...
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After Effects Export as JPEG sequence results in huge file

I have an After Effects project for school, and I've created a movie using JPEG sequences (10 @ ~100-200mb/each ). I have the output setting on the composition set to 640x480. I resized each JPEG ...
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can I remove 12.0 from After Effects CC? (It takes 8GB!)

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\Adobe\After Effects> has two directories. 12.0 and 12.1 12.0 takes 8GB 12.1 takes 4GB Can I remove 12.0? How about 12.1 also? Each one has this big ...
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After Effects CS4 shows installed while installing Creative Suite 4

I recently needed to reinstall Windows XP, but I didn't perform a clean install with formatting the partition, but I installed on the partition without formatting, and it only deleted the windows ...
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adobe after effects animation preset duration

I'm new to after effects. I want to apply some effect (for example flashing) to one of my images in composition. I want that effect to be applied from 5 to 10 second. How can I do this?
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What tools are available to make quality video introduction with visual effects programatically? [on hold]

I'm currently maintaing 2000+ videos for a project. The videos have poorly made intros and I'd like to re-do them. I've cobbled a way to make something tolerable using FFMpeg, Substation Alpha, Mp3 ...
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How to switch New Composition Settings Duration from Base 25 (time) to Frames?

In the tutorial I am doing the instructor has their Composition Settings enabling them to input the amount of Frames they would like the Composition to be. Picture is a little faded, it says "Frames @ ...
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Colors change when rendering from After Effects

I have a video composition in AE CC and want to export it. However, when the video is exported, the colors look different than what displays in AE. Interestingly enough, this problem only happens with ...
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CUDA vs OpenCL for Rendering

I'm currently stuck between the 780 Ti and the 7990 for rendering heavy edited content on After Effects CC. What are the pros and cons of CUDA and what are the pros and cons for OpenCL? Thanks.
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I want Adobe QT32 Server.exe to use no more than 21 threads

I need to impose this limit because quicktime or rather "Adobe QT32 Server.exe" will crash when trying to export H.264 .mov files. Personally, I would just choose a different codec but I work at an ...
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How to resolve error 0xc000007b opening Adobe After Effects?

I have installed Adobe CS6 on Windows 8 and get the error "0xc000007b" every time I open open Adobe After Effects. All other Adobe software, including Photoshop and Premiere Pro work perfectly. I have ...
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Photoshop GIF animation: how to slide a 'gradient overlay' layer effect?

I have a simple PSD with one layer, and in the layer I have a 'gradient overlay' effect which modifies the object. It's a very specific effect where it looks like separating the gradient into a second ...
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Adobe After Effects free and open-source alternative

I used to work on Adobe After Effects at a studio that had a license for it. I learned it and could use it for my own projects, but I will never have the money to purchase it. I most definitely do not ...
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Multiple Graphics cards - Non Multi-Display Setup

Is it possible for me to utilize the processing capabilities of multiple graphics cards, even if I'm only using one monitor? I recently bought a new AMD graphics card, fairly top of the line. I also ...
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Export After Effects layers to multi layered Quicktime movie file

Is it possible to export multiple After Effects layers to a multi layered Quicktime movie file natively or using an additional application? AE: CS5 Qt: 7
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After Effects CS4: Using layer markers

I have a question regarding Layer Markers in AE. What I'm trying to do is have a layer start off normal then in the time line I'll place a marker and have it change its color using Effect > Color ...
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In after effects can you give 2d images thickness when arranging them in 3d?

In after effects I have some PNGs which are arranged in 3d. When they are rotated 90 degrees they all but disappear because they have no thickness. Is there a way to give them thickness?
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Does .mov files keep the layers made in Adobe After Effects?

I have a video in .mov format. Is there any way, after I import it to After Effects, to see the effects which are used and change the content ?