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Avid XpressDV: AE and Avid, Strategic Lessons for Success

Chapter: Workflow

Topic: Inter-application Workflow

This article was written because of the huge amounts of time and energy it took me to move my complex edits from the Media Composer to Adobe After Effects. The process I developed in late 1998 early 1999 to successfully make the transition is described below, and it works like a charm, but it still is very time consuming. This commercial example was part of the genesis of an idea to remove the tedium of transferring an edit between the two applications. That solution, which (thankfully) makes this entire article obsolete, is called Automatic Composition Import, and you can learn more about it at



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