After Effects CC gets a Media Browser

After Effects CC gets a Media Browser

If you haven’t heard the buzz, on October 31st Adobe made a significant update to their lineup of video apps.  From the list of over 150 new features one is the welcome addition of a Media Browser in AE.

To access it, simply go to Window > Media Browser.

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If you’re a Premiere Pro user, you may already be familiar with this window. It offers us an alternative way to import footage into your projects. By giving us a gateway to our system, not only does it allow us to import material but in certain cases makes it easier.  For instance, P2 or MXF footage that cannot be viewed in the MAC OS is read in the Media Browser. You don’t even have to go through the memory cards folder structure, as it will collapse the file showing you just one thumbnail for each clip.

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You can also view the contents of any Adobe Premiere project. By clicking the disclosure triangle next to it on your system, it will reveal to you all the bins, sequences and clips that are part of that project. Also, if you right-click a sequence you can import it directly into the Premiere timeline.

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