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Premiere to After Effects - Distorted footage

Premiere to After Effects - Distorted footage

Premiere to After Effects - Distorted footage


I am pretty new to this stuff and I have got a problem with transporting a project between Premiere and After Effects.

To summarise the problem;

I have captured DV footage from a camera, through fire-wire using Premiere. I am on a PC platform.
I have then cut together a basic edit in Premiere.
Supposedly you should then be able to simply import the project into After Effects.
This works fine in the sense that the timeline is still intact – but the problem is that the footage is completely distorted when I view it in AE.

I first thought that the problem might just be that it doesn’t render properly in the preview window in AE – so I tried to export it as uncompressed video, best quality etc. I also did the same from Premiere.
It looks fine and exports fine in Premiere. It looks crap and exports crap in AE.

I have put up two (down sized) screen shots so that you can see the difference, It seems that the distortion is worse in sections with lots of movement (although it’s never good).

http://zappa.tvu.ac.uk/00sjoqvists/premiere-export.jpg - What it should look like and how it looks in Premiere,
http://zappa.tvu.ac.uk/00sjoqvists/after-effects-export.jpg - All distorted in After Effects

I have checked that settings such as frame rate, resolution, colours etc ‘match’ between the projects – they seem to do so but I might have missed something, as I said I am new to this.

What else could be the problem and what could I do to overcome this?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


RE: Premiere to After Effects - Distorted footage

Hello, the links you've posted don't work but it sounds like somwhow or at some point you are heavily compressing the video, probabl7y at the output stage from AE.

The fact that your footage looks worse when there is loads of movement suggests this, have you looked - not just to the settings for best/draft/resolution - but also to which codec you are using?

if you are outputing fine from Premier then your footage should look fine in AE (do this all the time).

Let me know how you get on.


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