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‘Mavericks’ and Quicktime

Posted by Jon Geddes
1:39 pm on October 29th, 2013

We’ve received feedback from some of our users that have recently updated to the latest Apple OS X Mavericks, and are having major issues in After Effects.

Apparently Apple is doing away with Quicktime, which creates a problem for our workflow that recommends using the Quicktime ‘Animation’ codec, and also causes a couple of our templates to crash After Effects that use Quicktime videos as pre-rendered assets (Pro Motion Menu Kit 12 – Making Memories, and Pro Motion Menu Kit 13 – Rays of Light).

We are working on a solution to this problem and should have a fix shortly!

You can bypass these issues by rendering to a different codec (Quicktime Pro Res or H.264) and convert the Quicktime assets loaded by those two kits to these codecs as well.

Another Encore Blu-ray Bug Solved…

Posted by Jon Geddes
11:36 am on October 11th, 2013

Recently on a Blu-ray authoring project in Encore, we chose to combine multiple encoded videos on a single timeline, preserving how they were provided to us. We’ve done this on many occasions in the past but with one small difference. These clips were intended to play seamlessly from one to the next, and did not fade to black between them. This is what caused us to notice another Encore bug…