Automatic Duck's
Pro Import AE 5.0

With Pro Import AE for Adobe After Effects, your digital desktop has never been more powerful or complete. Translating a sequence from an Avid® or Final Cut Pro 7 editing system, or a project from Apple's Motion takes just seconds, importing all your media and clips in one step. Effects are translated and recreated for you and your timeline becomes a composition in After Effects, ready for you to take your vision to the next level.

Pro Import AE 5.0 works with After Effects CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5.

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Features at a Glance

Slip your shots in After Effects using media handles
Layer handles
Not only are your edits translated, your media is imported -- All the media referenced by your sequence. This means you can actually slip and trim your shots in After Effects!

Layer name maintenance, what you had is what you get
Layer names are correctly brought across
When you import your sequence, the layers in After Effects are named after the clips you had in your Avid or FCP timeline. No dealing with odd media file names.

Option to reference original R3D files instead of QuickTime proxies

If you're working with RED proxies in FCP but want to work with the R3Ds in After Effects Pro Import can save you even more time!*

No duplicate media files
Use the same media as your NLE
After Effects uses the same media files as your NLE, so no additional storage space is required.

Keyframes translate too
Not only are many parameters translated into After Effects, but keyframes are too!

Save time and money!
Save time and money
Even the most complex sequences import in just seconds. The time you save is enormous, soon you won't be able to work without it!

More Details


Support for many Avid features including

  • Dissolve
  • Dip To Color
  • Superimpose
  • Picture-in-Picture, now with support for Advanced Keyframes
  • 3D Warp, now with support for Advanced Keyframes
  • 3D PIP
  • Submaster
  • Flops and Flips
  • X, Y and Z-Spin
  • Matte Key
  • Speed Changes, now including Timewarps
  • Strobe
  • Freeze Frames
  • Title Tool text***
  • Supports all ABVB, DV,
    DV50, Meridien, DNxHD and DVCProHD compressions (HDV native media and 720p 1:1 not supported)
  • Support for media captured to multiple files
  • Option to reference rendered media

Support for many Final Cut Pro 7 features including

  • Multiclips
  • Dissolve
  • Dip To Color Dissolve
  • Opacity (from motion tab)
  • Position ("center" in motion tab)
  • Rotation (from motion tab)
  • Scale (from motion tab)
  • Flops and Flips
  • Distort (from motion tab)
  • Basic 3D
  • Speed Changes including Time Remapping
  • Video Strobe
  • Freeze Frames
  • Composite Modes
  • Clip Markers
  • Sequence IN and OUT markers set After Effects Work Area
  • Sequence Markers
  • Text***
  • Text from Subtitling plug-ins DH_Subtitle and SubBits***
  • Time Remapping
  • 3rd Party filters
  • Option to validate timecode of FCP media**
  • Clip and Track enabled states control clip visibility in AE
  • Option to import R3D files instead of QuickTime proxies*

Support for many Motion features including

  • Opacity
  • Position
  • Scale
  • Rotation
  • Blend Modes
  • Four Corner
  • Crop
  • Markers
  • Text***
  • Nested clips and layers become nested comps
  • Playrange sets After Effects Work Area
  • Media playback speed translated to AE footage fps
  • 3rd Party Filters
  • "Mini Motion Projects" are created for Particles, Replicators and layers with Behaviors****


*Currently only works when proxy media is created using Log & Transfer
** Timecode validation only available on Mac
*** Text from the Avid Title Tool (MC 10 or later) and Marquee or from FCP's built-in text generators
or supported subtitlers is translated into an After Effects text layer, see User Guide for more information
**** Motion project import supported only on Mac with Motion installed

System Requirements

After Effects CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS5.5

AAF or OMF 2.0 files from the following systems are supported:
Symphony 1.0 or later
Media Composer 7.0 or later

FCP XML files exported from
Final Cut Pro 4.1 - 7.03
We recommend you use the Automatic Duck Free XML Exporter

Motion project files

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