Adobe After Effects ERROR! HELP!

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Adobe After Effects ERROR! HELP!

Postby elite-dreams » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:14 pm

I have a problem with adobe after effects pro 7.0, wen i tryed to import a .avi video and its not a standard one i think, its like a divx mpeg codec?, it imports in but it gives me an error and only part of the video plays wen i play it in the program. smething like that and i think adobe only lets u import standard one piece type of videos right? does anyone no a way i can let adobe import .avi or divx videos? if i have to convert it, does anyone no a converter i can use thats free? or if theres an easier way please help ^^ thank yous.
-oh, and the error message i get is:
Adobe Effects error: retrieving frame from video stream
(53 :: 34)
please help, i need to finish my video for a sch. proj xD.
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Postby Kariudo » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:18 pm

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yay, I finally get to use this!
just replace premiere with after effects (in your mind)
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Postby elite-dreams » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:21 pm

huh? oh..yea tat i no i think i found tat out yestaday so that means i have to conver it into a standard format...can u list some and which would be the best and if u no a good converter tats free xD, please list tat to if u no some. hehe..srry for asking so much. Thank yous.
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Postby elite-dreams » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:23 pm

oops, missed something. the divx files actually kinda work fine in premiere except prolly for the fact that it took a really long time to export it =.=', oh and if u no a AE guide/tutorials in the forums, linkie =D
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Postby Kariudo » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:28 pm

the problem isn't that an avi file is "standard" or not, just that you encoded it with divx or xvid...which is bad for any type of editing.
you should probably encode your file with a lossless codec like Lagarith.

http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/ ... index.html
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Postby elite-dreams » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:32 pm

hmm..so i would have to convert the video into lagarith format? the movie is shinobi u no made from series basilisk. then all i have to do is find a program to convert or re encode it into lagarith? lolz
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Postby elite-dreams » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:34 pm

oh and wa bout .mp3 files for the music? i heard AE arent good with those either o.O...sigh srry for asking continuesly its just im in hurry xD to get this thing working.
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Postby Kariudo » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:39 pm

lagarith is the codec, avi is the container
I suggest that you Read ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Friendly AMV Guides
and After Effects isn't meant to be used for editing (meant for effects to a video after you're done editing it). It is possible to edit with after effects, but it's harder to edit in AE than a program like premiere

and mp3 audio isn't good for editing either, you should convert to an uncompressed format like .wav
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Postby elite-dreams » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:44 pm

hmm..then in this case the container for the video is .avi and the codec is dix mpeg. Then how can i change the codec into lagarith? everything else i get.
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Postby Kariudo » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:50 pm

did you Read ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Friendly AMV Guides yet?
it'l tell you how to do this using virtualDubMod
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Postby elite-dreams » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:54 pm

oh okie, *reading >.<* lolz thanks you.
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Postby elite-dreams » Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:21 pm

umm..if i cant compress my video into xvid or divx then wat format should i choose? like the compress codec or w.e. anything but HuffYUV since it takes up to much room, tried saving it then ran out of space. and for the audio, if its a avi file and the format i think is mp3 should i save the file as .wav and then start saving the video? can someone give me some formats or settings i should save the video and audio as for AE 7 pro.
im still a bit confused..
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Postby Kariudo » Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:07 pm

Lagarith yeilds smaller files than huffyuv, but you really shouldn't encode an entire episode (or series) with a lossless codec.

there is a section in that guide about making clips using virtualDubMod.
I suggest that you go over that (and then give it a shot).
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/ ... meth1.html

for audio, convert your .mp3 to .wav (but don't forget to turn it back into an mp3 when you mux the audio/video after you're done editing)
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Postby elite-dreams » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:21 pm

they say to use premiere for editting and cutting, just for say(make my life a bit easier since my prj is due soon and i dont really need it to be perfect) could i use WMM for edditing and cutting and adding the music and then save it as a windows media file and then open it in virtualdubmod and compress the vid into the correct formats and then send it into AE for effects. when i add the effects, would it effect the timing of the vid? like would it effect the video and the audio i joined?
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Postby Kariudo » Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:40 pm

yes you can do your editing in WMM, no you shouldn't export as wmv.
WMM should have the option to export uncompressed or as DV-avi...which you can then import into vdubmod and add the audio. (you should be able to encode with lagarith in this step)

when you use your footage in AE it can mess with the sync (but only if you mess with it. the program alone shouldn't mess with the sync)

if you do this, be sure to read up on exporting from WMM, and you will want to take your clips with vdubmod.

*as a side note, you wanted to use affect instead of effect when you were talking about AE messing with the sync
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