Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Automatic Duck Updates Pro Import AE

automatic DuckFrom Wes Plate at Automatic Duck: Automatic Duck released a new updated for Pro Import AE 4, fixing issues found since the 4.0 release as well as adding some new functionality.

On the smallish-but-helpful side of the improvements, when an import completes, the just-created comp will be selected in the project pane. This should make it very easy to locate if you are importing into a busy project. Enjoy Jack!

On the grander side, Pro Import AE 4.01 can now read native P2 media used in your Avid timeline. You don't have to transcode to DNxHD anymore just to send the sequence to After Effects.

In between these levels of awesomeness, Pro Import AE 4.01 also adds support for AAF files with embedded media.

Plus other fixes for issues found after the 4.0 release.

Download the 4.01 installer here. This update is free for Pro Import AE 4.0 users. Site license users, do not download this update, you will receive your 4.01 install CD this week.

If you're using Pro Import AE 3.0 or earlier, you can upgrade here.

Pro Import AE 4.01 requires After Effects 7.0 or later. New licenses are $495 each. Users who purchased new licenses or upgrades for Pro Import AE 3.0 on or after March 8, 2007 can upgrade to 4.0 at no charge until December 8, 2007. Users of Pro Import AE 3.0 who purchased before March 8, 2007 as well as users of older After Effects import plug-ins can upgrade for $195 per license.

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