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Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

Lesson 92 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

Lesson 92 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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92. Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
89

Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
93

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
95

CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

Welcome to this new section in the After effects course, in this section we're going to learn how to export your videos from After effects, we're going to learn how to do this in a few different ways. One just a normal export one with a transparent background and then also how you animate an animated GIF or a gift from After Effects, which actually uses Photoshop because you can't do that straight from After effects. So to do a basic export, what you would want to do is take your composition that you want to export, open it up, set your work area to where you want to export. So for example with this lower third, maybe I wanted to go to this point and then export there and then go up to composition, Add to Render Queue. Now there are two options for exporting by adding to the render queue. You can export right within after effects if you want, you can add to the adobe media encoder queue which opens up a separate program which comes with your Creative cloud subscription and I'll show yo...

u how to do that in the next episode or next lesson. So click add to render queue. Now that opens up this render queue tab which is where your timeline usually is and it has your lower third comp right here. The cool thing about After effects is you can add multiple compositions, two year render queue at the same time and export them, set them all up for exporting and then export them all at once. So starting from the left, you have some settings. Typically you actually just leave the render settings as best settings and then under output module. This is where you select the format and quality and things like that. If you click this dropdown arrow, you have some presets Or you can create presets. So I have some like for H264 pro rez transparent, that's my after effects export with a transparent background but you might see some here. If you just leave it at lost list, it's going to export a full quality sort of like the maximum quality max resolution, which matches the size of your composition As possible. So that's a really good one. If you're exporting and you just want a full quality. But if you want to change it, just click this text right there for lossless and you get your output module settings from the top, you can change the format. Most of us are going to want to export a quicktime format project. If you have a specific other thing such as an image sequence, you can also export just as audio but most of us will be using the quicktime format and then changing our options down here. So over here let's jump over here to format options and clicking that brings up another window and here is where you change the Kodak Now this is a little bit more advanced. Um if you don't know much about video, then this might be a little confusing but the video format is kind of the container. So quick time is going to be the container, the type of file and then the codex is the process for how it's sort of compressed. And so if you drop down the video Kodak you have here, animation, you can see you have Pro rez you have H 264 down here, there are different ones and for different reasons you might want to choose a different option if you want full quality animation is a good option. A lot of video editors will want Pro rez versions. So if you're working with other people or if you're working with these effects and you want to add them to a video that you're editing in premiere Pro for example, you might want to choose Apple Pro res is sort of the max quality out of the prairies options Or if you just want to quickly export Um more compressed version but still a high quality version of your file, choose H- 264. That's going to be the smallest file size or one of the smallest file size codex but still have a great quality. You can decrease the quality here if you want to make it even an even smaller size but you're going to lose some quality. So I might get more pixelated by doing that. So I leave that at 100. If you want to limit the data rate. Which is another thing you might do. You can click this button right here and limit it to a specific data rate. But I use usually leave that unchecked. So I'm getting the full H264 quality and then just click OK. All these should stay the same forward just exporting an H 264 file RGB millions of colors pre multiplied. If you want to change the size of your export for some reason you can click this resize button and then change the resize two to another with and height. But if you're just trying to export the same size as your composition, leave that unchecked. And also if you want to export audio, you can turn that on and off. I usually have it off or just leave it at auto which won't export audio if there's no audio in your actual after effects project here, you can click format options to change the audio format to. Okay, so once you're happy with all of those, click OK. And now while I'm here, let me just tell you So say you set that up. This is the 8 to 64 setting if you want to create a preset for that, just click the drop down button and click make template And then just name your template. I already have one but I would call this HT64 And then click OK. And now whenever you want to export anything from after effects, you can quickly choose that H264 template to choose where you save, click this output to and click that text right to the right and just choose where you want to change. Save it and click save and give it a title when you're already to export, click the render button and this is going to walk through or work through your composition. It's going to give you a little ding when it's done. And then in your finder you should be able to find the video clip that you exported. So now we have this full resolution 1920 by 10 H 264 file of our lower third. Now this file though for this lower third has a black background, it's not transparent. If I bring this into another program like adobe premiere Pro se. I import this into Adobe premiere Pro and then put this on top of a video clip onto a new layer. What's going to happen. And here's just a quick little video I made recently is And let me turn off this audio. It goes from the video to this blank Lower 3rd and that's not what we want. So for most animations where you have a background and everything, you can just export it that way as an H264 file. But if you need a transparent background, I'm gonna show you how to do that in a couple of ways. Next

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