Common After Effects Problems and Mistakes

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After Effects is a powerful video compositing, effects and motion graphics program that’s part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The problem for those coming from a video editing application like Final Cut or Premiere Pro is that the learning curve is steep.

Once you’ve spent some time in the program, you learn some of its nuances and start wrapping your mind around the different workflow that it presents. Then, you change a setting or apply an effect and nothing works the way you expect it to. [Read more…]

 

How to Remove Warping from Warp Stabilizer

Warp Stabilizer is a powerful tool inside Adobe’s Premiere Pro and After Effects. However, it is not perfect.

Some shots with moving subjects (in addition to camera movement) can add a warble to the image, which creates an ugly jello effect on elements within the shot. The key to getting rid of the additional warbling is to remove tracking data from moving objects within the frame and only using static objects for tracking.

The video above from Cal Thomson shows you how to move from Premiere Pro to After Effects to remove non-essential tracking data. It’s a simple process even though it can be a rather long and mundane task.

How to Shoot and Edit a Hyperlapse with Your DSLR

In this video from Cal Thomson, he shows you how to create a hyperlaspe using a DSLR and tripod. The hyperlapse effect was recently made popular as an application from Instagram. The mobile Hyperlapse app takes care of the image stabilization automatically.

In order to stabilize a hyperlapse you have created from your DSLR, however, you have to perform stabilization in post production using tools like warp stabilizer in After Effects, which Thomson covers in the above video.

Adobe Unleashes Several Updates for Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade and Other Video Apps

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Adobe has updated Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC and Media Encoder CC. Notably, this is the fourth update to Premiere Pro CC since the application made its debut earlier this year. The new updates add several new features and bug fixes. [Read more…]