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bottedepaille

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Move clip edited in After Effects
« on: September 17, 2013, 06:32:14 pm »
September 17, 2013, 06:32:14 pm
Hi, Ive saved a movie created in Lumion 3 as a 58 second MP4 movie clip, high resolution, 30 frames a second, quite a few effects added.

Im playing around in After Effects, which i have just discovered and looks like fun.  

However the playback is terrible, almost unusable for me. Everytime I move the preview slider or press play it lags terribly or wont play at all.

 Ive imported a different video clip from a camera and it works fine so Im wondering if its something to do with the way Lumion encodes the MP4 file. Ive tried converting the file to .mov but it then wont play at all in AE for some reason.

My rig is fairly reasonable, i5 3570k cpu, 12 gigs ram, 120gb SSD for the primary drive, two 1gb video AMD video cards running together  in crossfire mode. Windows 7 64. Ive downloaded the  latest free Lumion 3.2.1.

What can I do to make high quality saved movies workable in After Effects, any ideas anyone???

Much appreciated

Jared G.

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Re: Move clip edited in After Effects
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 06:39:31 pm »
September 17, 2013, 06:39:31 pm
Its probably because the Lumion videos have a higher bitrate playback than your other videos.

On your project timeline, there is a thin bar that displays blue and green colors. If that little bar isn't green, you probably won't get accurate FPS when previewing. To make it green you just need to 'buffer' the video for it playback smoothly while working. To do so, just click the "RAM Preview" button.

It might take a few minutes, but once done you can work with like normal. All this is normal. Video composing takes some serious power  :-D

bottedepaille

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Re: Move clip edited in After Effects
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 07:04:38 pm »
September 17, 2013, 07:04:38 pm
Thanks Jared, Ive been reading up about After Effects and I have already got the impression its very resource hungry and unfortunately not  optimized for AMD video cards.

You are right that the green line isnt advancing very quickly at all to buffer the video preview.

Ill look at the RAM preview button and guessing you mean click on it and keep it on?

thanks

Jared G.

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Re: Move clip edited in After Effects
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 07:14:23 pm »
September 17, 2013, 07:14:23 pm
Click it once. Depending on the size of your videos in the timeline, it will take a couple minutes to finish. Once its finished loading the videos, it will play them back at full frame rate. Then you can continue to work on it as normal.

When you make any edits to the videos, you will notice small areas around where you are working are no longer green. Just click the RAM preview again, and it will skip the parts already loaded and load the areas you just edited.

If you AE Creative Cloud, I recommend rendering your final videos with h.264 format with around 10K bitrate. For some reason, they have hidden this format. If you goto Preferences->Output, put a check mark next to "Show Deprecated Formats in Output Module Settings" then when you render you can select h.264. Under the format preferences in that window, you can then select the bitrate you wish to render it at.

Virgil

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Re: Move clip edited in After Effects
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 09:22:33 pm »
September 17, 2013, 09:22:33 pm
Just reinforcing what Jared G. said.
I have made a few dozen movies with Lumion clips.  Loading them into RAM via the preview is sort of mandatory for viewing within AE.

Also I agree about the H264 with 10 K bitrate.  However the setting are a bit different in CS6 I think.  I can change the bitrate within the regular output dialogue box without changing preferences.

I have used AE for years and cannot imagine making a finished presentation without it.

Simple to use I think.  Virgil

bottedepaille

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Re: Move clip edited in After Effects
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 09:45:06 pm »
September 17, 2013, 09:45:06 pm
I downloaded and installed the demo of AE CC and it has greatly improved performance for me.

Like  night and day. I can now actually use the software, before it wasn't feasable

thanks for your replies.

nezaralbah

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Re: Move clip edited in After Effects
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2013, 12:24:36 am »
November 23, 2013, 12:24:36 am
What's the reason for the emergence of the writings in the Render or take out the program Lumion Free 3.2.1 I want a solution to remove these writings in the photos and video what is the solution

Re: Move clip edited in After Effects
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2013, 05:24:15 am »
November 23, 2013, 05:24:15 am
That is the Lumion Watermark.  The watermark is included as part of the requirements to allow the programme to be made free to you for evaluation, so that features like saving scenes etc are all included and do not time-out.

You are not permitted to remove the watermark.  You agreed to the conditions when requesting to use the Free version, and that includes that it display the watermark in all renderings and on screen.

ps: your post here is OT; please post questions to new topics or topics relevant to your question.