Chapter Three. Using Premiere Pro and After Effects Together
If you're unfamiliar with After Effects, you should know that the program is a gold mine of content, particularly motion backgrounds and text effects. In addition, for many key functions, including chroma key, variable slow motion,
Most importantly, you should know that you don't really need to master After Effects to retrieve these gold nuggets. Understand a few simple concepts about how the program works, and you can use it to quickly and easily improve the quality and variety of your
Then you'll learn the integration option available between After Effects and Premiere Pro to help you work more
#17 Getting Started with After Effects
You can start After Effects projects many ways, and you'll learn many of them in this book. The most straightforward way is to insert a file into After Effects, and create a new composition manually (what Premiere calls a sequence and After Effects calls a composition ). Here's how.
Next, choose Composition > Composition Settings to
Figure 17c. After Effects' Composition Settings window.
Click the Preset drop-down menu, and you'll see a number of presets.
Select a new preset, or choose the default, NTSC DV Widescreen, which is appropriate for this file.
If you're satisfied with the settings, click OK to close the dialog box. Now you're ready to start editing in After Effects.
#18 Copying and Pasting from Premiere Pro to After Effects
Adobe offers a number of ways to pass content back and forth between Premiere Pro and After Effects. First is copying and pasting content from Premiere Pro to After Effects. This works well for getting content into After Effects, but you may have some issues returning them to Premiere Pro if that's your goal.
For example, suppose you're editing in Premiere Pro and decide to apply a chroma key effect in After Effects. Here's how it works: