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01-16-2011, 08:15 PM #1
Yo gameface!!! AE/Bridge question
I know you can bounce settings of an image sequence from bridge back to after effects. I've even done it before with someone who knew the programs better than I do.
I've opened an image sequence in bridge, applied some camera raw settings, but I can't get the settings to keep in after effects. Even opening bridge WITH after effects, the sequence in AE remains unchanged.
At least 3 mac jokes allowed on this one. I'm desperate.STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
01-16-2011, 08:20 PM #2
When I import an cr2 image into after effects is brings up the camera raw settings window. Can't you just do it this way?
unsure but I just tried it and it works for me here.
01-16-2011, 08:25 PM #3
If that doesn't work, try to "reload footage" in your project window inside After Effects to force it replace with the altered images?
01-16-2011, 08:26 PM #4
01-16-2011, 08:37 PM #5
I also just made some adjustments in bridge, opened after effects, selected the first file from my "finder" and imported the raws as an image sequence and they opened up with the correct settings. I know you need the .xmp to be living in the same directory as the cr2's as well. Any love?
01-16-2011, 08:45 PM #6
Sorry I should have specified......these are jpegs. But yeah, AE works fine and dandy just like it should with CR2 files. (I'm the one that showed you that remember? )
All I'm trying to do is treat those jpegs LIKE raw images as far as CC. I can open them in bridge, and then open a camera raw window and go nuts......apply the settings to all the images. I just can't get those settings to hold once I either go 'back' to after effects or reload them.
I suppose another way around this would be if AE could do the same thing bridge does and just open a camera raw window on the jpegs but as far as I know, you need actual raw images.
I know it can be done because I've seen it. But I've literally just looked through every menu and button on bridge and can't remember how to go about it.
But yeah, bridge doesn't seem to be creating the .xmp file like AE does.STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
01-16-2011, 08:58 PM #7
OK... gotcha and I know how to do it.
Select Import in After Effects. Instead of "all acceptable files" choose "all files" from the dropdown menu. Then in the format dropdown select "camera raw". This will allow you to open up your images (even JPEGS) in camera raw inside of AE.
I just tried it and it worked like a champ. Don't know if you can keep your settings from your bridge session but you can adjust the jpegs in AE this way.
Funny thing is, If I right click to "show in bridge" from AE and make changes, those changes aren't coming over but if I import with camera raw the changes stay fine.
01-16-2011, 09:09 PM #8
Oh this is just painful now.
So yeah, that works......thanks, I never knew you could do that.
But when the camera raw window opens from AE, it's displaying the corrections I already fucking made in bridge!! It's making fun of me. I know it. That settings file is hanging around somewhere....just not in the parent folder with the images.
But I got the end result. It's now treating the second import as a second footage/image sequence folder. I don't know what the hell that's all about because I now have one corrected, and one uncorrected but hey....it's there. No need for bridge I guess.
Much appreciated man!STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.
01-16-2011, 09:19 PM #9
OK... solved your problem too. If you already had a move done to your original footage that you don't want to remake, there is a work around.
Problem is, AE needs the RAW plugin to be able to adjust the jpeg. If you just import the jpeg into AE it isn't going to take any of the effects. If you right click on the original sequence file in your project window (not your timeline) and select "replace footage" and then do as I described above to replace with a jpeg opening in camera raw, your original sequence should now show the correct settings.
Like if I open a jpeg that was treated in Bridge without saving and opened it in "preview" it would show up as untreated. If I opened it in Bridge, PS or AE with the camera raw plugin it would show the changes. Thing is, AE doesn't know it wants to be a camera raw image unless you specifically tell it to. Make sense? I learned something in this exercise as well.
01-16-2011, 09:29 PM #10
I guess that does make sense. It also gives me yet another reason to ignore bridge altogether.
You just saved a whole afternoon of washed out timelapses I shot two months ago that I never bothered to do anything with because they fell apart in normal color correction.
Thanks again mang.
01-16-2011, 10:12 PM #11
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01-17-2011, 12:08 AM #12
I know right?
gameface is pro.
I'm definitely the hobbyist.
01-17-2011, 09:07 AM #13
pfft... I'm just a hack that gets paid to do it.
01-27-2011, 08:15 PM #14
Just used this trick again.....
If you figure out a way to do the CR trick to jpegs without going through "import" let me know. I usually drag and drop folders and would just like to keep that lazy thing going.