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After Effects Dynamic Link Breaks

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Since the 2021 update, every time I go to After Effects and back to Premiere, every single dynamic link for every composition pertaining to my project breaks. This isn't just exiting and restarting the program (which should no doubt be fine anyways) but by simply hitting save on After effects and switching the window back to premiere.

This bug is absurd as the compositions need to be re-linked every time and is massively infuriating.
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Contributor ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Been like this for ages ......

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I have had this problem since some time before the 2021 update, started months ago.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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What I've noticed now, is that the link doesn't always break when you're in the premiere project, but as soon as you open up after effects to pick up where you left off, the problem persists once you click save in after effects.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I have the same issue. I'm constantly relinking the project.

update:

…and I've already solved it in my case, turns out that when Adobe updated the AE application it left the old one, and that was causing confusion. I deleted 2020 app and all is fine again.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Just started using Premiere 2021, and had this problem start straight away.

I never had this issue before now.

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Major instabiltiy in dynamic link in the new versions. I have this bug and others that is making dynamic link borderline unusable. Any project with a dynamic link cranks up a background AE process to 100% CPU even when the playhead is parked.

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I actually wiped my iMac and reinstalled everything including the OS. Seems to be working well actually. Not the workaround people want to hear but it has worked for me.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Same. Randomly an entire AE-project full of links breaks in Premiere. Easy to re-link, but a massive PITA to have to do it all the time. Seems to be a new issue with AE2021 and PP2021.

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Advisor ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Hello. In update 15.4, it was fixed. I checked it myself and did a Promo in conjunction with AE. The dynamic link works and is interrupted as it was before. I have been going back to the project in Premiere for several days now and the link is always active and there is no need to link with AE.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I just updated to the most recent versions of both After Effects and Premiere and this is still happening. Like others, when both are open and I save a linked file in AE, the links are broken in Premiere. Adobe, please fix.

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Advisor ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Brooks O'Kelley, Hello.
Everything should be fine in the latest version 15.4 Premier. I personally tested it. Why you can't do it, most likely different versions of Premiere and After Effects. Check on the official Adobe website.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Still having this problem, both Premiere and AFX in most recent forms

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I have updated today and having the same issue, running Premiere 15.4.1 and Ae 18.4.1 on MacOS 10.15.7. Just discovered that closing Premiere and re-opening it re-finds the links and is fine, so save in Ae, breaks in Premiere, restart premiere it searches and finds everything fine. It's a workaround but not good.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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My workaround for this is mainly to make sure you are using the exact same original AE file, as in don't rename it when making different versions, make a copy when you feel like you need to create versions.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I'm having the exact same problem and it's really annoying.

What OS are you using? I have the feeling, that Big Sur changed some things in the security settings. So maybe it has something to do with it...

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I'm using big sur, the problem didn't seem to persist for some time but then showed up again, usually when the AE file has a lot of compositions

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I have updated to CC premier 2022 and now any time I save an Aftereffect file, it breaks all the dynamic links in Premier.

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Exact same problem. I wasted an entire day trying to figure out why my very big project wouldn't open. I ended up opening a new project, opening the existing project inside. This then showed me all the dynamic links that were hanging the original. I deleted all the dynamic links and the project opens. I re-imported all the dynamic links and rebuilt the timelines. This was a 2 day loss.
All was good until this last update (2022), now it is all PENDING again!
It is extremely frustrating to be charged $1000 for this software and then lose more money because it is buggy!
FIX YOUR S%IT ADOBE!!!! THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE!

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Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I also have updated to the latest versions as of November 2021 (22) and is extremely frustrating. Huge time waster.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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This issue is still happening and has been for way too long. Adobe, please fix this.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Insanely annoying... everything was fine up until CC 2022 and now it feels like amateur hour every time I open a project. This seems like basic s**t for them to fix...

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I'm having this same issue and it simply slows down my workflow which leads to longer work times and essentially costs users and clients money since work can't get done. This really needs to be fixed.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Same issue here! So annoying. Send help

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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This began happening to me as soon as I cleared my media cache in premiere

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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This bug is really annoying! Why hasn't it been fixed yet?

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