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Exploring components for editors

From: After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title

Video: Exploring components for editors

Now the advantage of having with Multiple Output Modules for one composition is it only needs to render the frame once. And then you can write that frame multiple times. This is far more efficient than rendering multiple copies of the same composition. However, say you're handing this over to an editor. Rather than giving him your Final Comp, they may ask for your components in case we want to re-edit it later or create their own transition. In this case, we've cued up Comp 1 and Comp 2 and rendering it either to the codec that the editor requested or to the Lossless preset to get the maximum quality.

Exploring components for editors

Now the advantage of having with Multiple Output Modules for one composition is it only needs to render the frame once. And then you can write that frame multiple times. This is far more efficient than rendering multiple copies of the same composition. However, say you're handing this over to an editor. Rather than giving him your Final Comp, they may ask for your components in case we want to re-edit it later or create their own transition. In this case, we've cued up Comp 1 and Comp 2 and rendering it either to the codec that the editor requested or to the Lossless preset to get the maximum quality.

Our Main Comp 1 was a short composition anyway. We'll handle at the end. We do indeed want to render that whole composition. But you might remember, Main Comp 2 was longer than the content that was in it. And in that case, we had set up a work area that matched the actual content that was supposed to go to the editor. So this is a case where you do indeed want to make sure you have Work Area Only turned on. This is because we're delivering just a specific element out of this composition, rather than an entire Final Comp. The final thing your editor may want is, indeed, an Audio Only pass, and that prefix even gives you a preset for Audio Only.

Double check it to make sure it's the sample rate that's needed, usually 48K for professional video work. If you were rendering as 1 Mega Comp, you could even had an Output Module and change that one to a suitable preset. I can double-click it to verify settings, AIFF format, 48K, 16-bit Audio/Stereo, Okay. So After Effects is actually a very flexible tool when it comes to rendering your Final Project. The main thing I want to get across is you don't need to render your composition every time you have a different format.

You can often output to multiple formats from one rendered composition, which is a huge time saver

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  1. 3m 39s
    1. Welcome
      1m 39s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 0s
  2. 17m 38s
    1. Building the grid floor
      8m 48s
    2. Creating a radar sweep
      5m 13s
    3. Adding lightning
      3m 37s
  3. 14m 18s
    1. Building the video panel
      4m 34s
    2. Using the Block Dissolve effect
      3m 52s
    3. Stylizing the footage
      2m 15s
    4. Duplicating precomps
      3m 37s
  4. 21m 22s
    1. Importing Illustrator files
      5m 47s
    2. Working with paths and masks
      4m 54s
    3. Animating the Stroke effect
      4m 20s
    4. Tinting the event names
      2m 42s
    5. Wiggling the rings
      3m 39s
  5. 33m 35s
    1. Starting a new composition
      1m 48s
    2. Spotting music
      5m 55s
    3. Building the floor
      5m 27s
    4. Adding a video panel
      3m 40s
    5. Creating a reflection
      7m 47s
    6. Adding the dial
      4m 7s
    7. Arranging the frame
      4m 51s
  6. 9m 22s
    1. Setting up the final pose
      4m 28s
    2. Keyframing the camera
      4m 54s
  7. 14m 39s
    1. Adding a text layer
      5m 16s
    2. Using text animation presets
      3m 16s
    3. Customizing the preset
      6m 7s
  8. 6m 56s
    1. Adding a Spot light
      3m 41s
    2. Casting shadows
      3m 15s
  9. 12m 7s
    1. Improving consistency
      2m 43s
    2. Adding a 2D background
      4m 29s
    3. Tying up loose ends
      4m 55s
  10. 20m 37s
    1. Overview of Main Comp 2
      3m 32s
    2. Grouping layers
      4m 39s
    3. Animating the swivel
      9m 2s
    4. Assembling the final comp
      3m 24s
  11. 25m 56s
    1. Adding a transition
      7m 0s
    2. Keyframing the camera
      3m 20s
    3. Adding a filmic glow
      4m 0s
    4. Increasing the motion blur
      4m 2s
    5. Retiming a video source
      7m 34s
  12. 13m 4s
    1. Exploring render settings
      2m 48s
    2. Outputting for archiving
      1m 15s
    3. Outputting anamorphic widescreen DV
      1m 57s
    4. Creating a 4:3 center-cut version
      2m 31s
    5. Outputting for web
      2m 23s
    6. Exploring components for editors
      2m 10s
  13. 12m 49s
    1. Creating the inner ring
      5m 19s
    2. Creating the outer ring
      3m 9s
    3. Creating the text ring
      4m 21s

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