By Mark Christiansen
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Take a closer look. Interpreting Footage This book generally eschews the practice of taking you menu by menu through After Effects. Sometimes, however, the UI perfectly encapsulates a set of production challenges. The Interpret Footage dialog, then, is like a section-by-section checklist of all that can go wrong when you import footage: misinterpreted Alpha, incorrect Frame Rate, misadjusted Fields and Pulldown settings, incorrect Pixel Aspect Ratio. To bring up the Interpret Footage dialog, select some footage in the Project window and press Ctrl+F/Cmd+F or context-click and select Interpret Footage > Main.
You thought your background level was pure black, but a glance at the Info palette while your cursor is over the background shows that it is actually 2% grey, which can cause problems further down the line. 42. The three available settings for looping previews are highlighted in blue: loop (the default, top), ping-pong (center), or play through once (bottom); toggle these by clicking on the icon. • Zoom in and take a close look • Examine footage channel by channel • "Slam" your levels to see your work in extreme contrast; this is the practice of temporarily (via a top level Adjustment Layer) applying high-contrast to your composition to make sure that blacks, midtones, and highlights still match (introduced in Chapter 5) • Keep looking for the thing you cannot initially see, and remain critical of the result (without being unfair to yourself) • Expect that you will make careless errors; many final takes are lost to this factor.
After Effects will look for unlinked files in your project. [View full size image] If all of your source files are missing, there is probably a better option than relinking each item individually. If all of the files are contained in one source folder (or one of only a few), after you link the first missing file After Effects may surprise you with the message that it has found and relinked others: The program automatically searches for other missing items in folders to which you relink. ") If for some reason a file refuses to relink (the item you are attempting to select is gray and cannot be highlighted in the dialog), After Effects is somehow not recognizing that footage as the format that it should be.
Adobe After Effects 6.5 Studio Techniques by Mark Christiansen