Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Dynamic linking between Premiere Pro and After Effects, part of After Effects CC 2018: Editors and Post Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Dynamic linking is a way for Premiere and After Effects to communicate with each other in such a way that the two applications can share the same media and can help avoid intermediate renders. By using dynamic link, we can continue on with our creative changes and hold off until the very end to commit to a render, all while seeing our After Effects work in the context of our edit. In this movie, we'll take a look at how dynamic linking works. So here in Premiere, I have a simple sequence with four clips that I'd like to send over to After Effects, and in order to do that, all I have to do is simply select the clips, and right click, and move down to replace with After Effects composition.
We're being asked to save a brand new After Effects project, and I'll go ahead and overwrite what I have here previously. I'll say save, and After Effects will open up. It'll have a brand new composition for us along with the four shots from Premiere, and you'll see it's sequenced out exactly the same. And if we hop back over to Premiere, you'll notice that we now have, instead of our four clips, we have one After Effects composition, and here is our After Effects composition as a footage item inside of our project.
So these two things are live linked, and whatever changes I make inside of After Effects will update inside of Premiere. So let's go ahead and create a new text layer, and we'll just say hello. Here we go. Without even saving it, let's move back into Premiere, and you'll see that the timeline automatically updates with my change. And so I can play through this, and now we have the ability to view this composition in the context of our edit. Through dynamic link, we saw how updated elements created in After Effects can pass through into Premiere without rendering, thus allowing us to refine our creative direction in the context of the edit.
- Linking Premiere Pro and After Effects dynamically
- Navigating timeline layers
- Working with keyframes
- Precomping elements
- Animating mask reveals and tracking masks
- Creating elements with shape layers
- Animating shapes and text
- Working with Illustrator files
- Animating a logo
- Creating 3D type extrusions
- Creating a simple camera in Z-space montage
- Keying video with Keylight
- Batch rendering and Dynamic Link rendering