117. Trim Compose Script
• Trim Compose helps you manage large VFX project
• Discuss workflows for creating a video with many VFX
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Tutorial Notes:
Benefits:
• Create edit accurate pre-comps based on final cut
• Keeps projects organized and VFX inside individual comps
• Create proxies for specific range based on the edit
• Batch process shots to work with multiple artists
• Adds frame handles automatically
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278 Responses to "Trim Compose Script"
salimvansar
08/09/2014
thank you
It's a great work really !
Marc Rühl
03/10/2014
I really learned a lot from your tutorials, but this one tops it all! Especially the idea to render a proxy from every clip, for using it in Mocha.
gilles
02/15/2014
bonjours
pourriez vous mettre vos vidéo en français merci
salimvansar
08/09/2014
desolé Mr.gilles c'est l'occasion pour que tu prendre l'anglais
Tholomew
02/21/2014
Impossible. Il est américain et si jamais il devait passer ses tutos en français, le site serait off pendant plusieurs mois, voire années
Monte Legaspi
12/20/2013
is the popcorn island site still up? Where can I find the script for FCP2AE, don't see it anywhere online? :-/

I'm an Final Cut editor. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Mitch Drake
09/18/2013
Hi, I don't have Premiere Pro, I do have pinnacle studios however. How would I do this with pinnacle. If I cannot, what order would do things. Would I edit the video and edit all of the scenes together and then add the effects, or would I add the effects and then edit the scenes together?
Raul
07/09/2013
Is the script for Mac? Anybody knows how to use it for Mac CS5? Im not able to open the jsx file. Pls Help.....
Luis
06/03/2013
I have no idea what the purpose of this Script was,i watched the video twice to see if I could find anything he said to help my editing out but nope, maybe because I only work on small projects and convert all of my video before I even bring it to AF and AP.
Tyler
08/23/2013
How could you not see what the purpose of this script? You copy all of your cut footage from premiere and paste it into after effects, run the script, and it puts everything into nicely precomposed and trimmed comps. Then you do all of your effects in the pre-comps so when you go back to the main comp it is organized and not 200 layers, which I have done in the past. This is very helpful in large projects.
Noorbol
12/14/2012
Thanks bro
Berkan Cetinel
09/20/2012
Steem! Thats what I was looking for. Thank you for the script Video Copilot Team!!!
Joelle
08/01/2012
What! Didn't even know you could copy and paste from Premiere. This script is RAD! Virtual smooches :) Thanks for the free script, ^5!
Holden
04/30/2012
Wow. You've saved humanity a total of six billion hours with this script. Thanks Andrew.

Unfortunately I'm getting an error message when I try to render my Trim Composed comps. Perhaps we can figure out how to solve this issue. I've started a thread on the forum here:

http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=87095&sid=e87c5f96ffbcad2ac7646be3e1b99417
[GYOMH]
04/26/2012
How can I missed it ?
How can I leaved without it during a year ?...
Dude, you're my genius.
Lamson
04/21/2012
Hey Andrew,you are the best.
Josh Binion
04/11/2012
Maybe this is a stupid question, but is this a better alternative than the Premiere to AE Dynamic Link? I have the Adobe Production Premium suite which allows for Dynamic Link. Dynamic Link seems easier because there is no rendering required in AE.
Thanks!
Alvaro Coronas
03/13/2012
Thank you very much Andrew & Company, practical script to move between Premier and Afx.
Dirk
02/22/2012
awesome!!!!
Dhanu
02/07/2012
yours Tutorials is very helpfull
smgara
01/24/2012
Great script just started running it and already its saving me huge time! Andrew you are a genius and a friend to all us who don't have money but learn so much and take so much for free. Thanks
sinot
12/28/2011
I love your voice andrew ....
im sinot
Hamid
11/18/2011
hy andrew your work too good thanks
Ronno
10/14/2011
Andrew. Thanks so much. Every time I use this script I think of another situation where this will save me time. Amazing. Just used it to fix a Davinci Resolve workflow problem I created for myself.

I buy stuff from you that I may well never use, just cause you have made life here in Compositeland that much better.

Regards.
Ronno
RAHUL
10/07/2011
Hi Andrew
The Tutorial really helped thanks alot
David
09/28/2011
Man, Andrew u are too good. anyway, when i see ur work like that u always inspire me.
from Nigeria.
Charles
09/28/2011
Hi Andrew,

Thank you so much for this tutorial and for all of them actualy!

However, I have a slight problem that makes the script useless and I can't figure out why... I explain:

I do my edit in Premiere CS5, select my cuts in my timeline, edit Copy or Ctrl+C, then go to AE CS5, create a Comp and then Edit paste or Ctrl+V. All my clips are imported from Première to After Effects but instead of being original footage, they're imported as compositions inside my Comp. So, if I open each comps individualy, I have the entire clip inside them. I don't know if you understand what I am trying to explain but if you do, it would be great if you could tell me what I am doing wrong...

Thanks a million,

Charles
Peter
06/16/2014
I completely understand and I'm currently dealing with the exact same problem... it's very frustrating lol. Did you manage to fix this problem? please let me know, thanks in advance!
Federico
09/15/2011
Andrew santo subito
Goldfinch
09/15/2011
Really helpful, this adds another step to AE to be a complete filmmaking tool.

Thank you!
Jayprakash
09/03/2011
Good done dana done done.....
Thank you so much
chindiboy vishwa
08/21/2011
good videos ...........thanks
Alex
08/17/2011
The link to this tutorial on the mobile version of the site is broken. 404 message appears, when you try to watch the tutorial from any mobile phone
Heval Eli
08/12/2011
thenckyo
Michael
08/11/2011
Please how can i copy this into my system?
marcus
08/26/2011
Download the project file
TheMovieEditor
08/11/2011
cool. i want this now. this looks so cool. its just what i need for my green screen
fransuarez19
07/29/2011
son super fantasticos los tutoriales y cada ves estoy mas convencido que es lo que me gustaria aprender seriamas facil si algunos tutoriales fueran en español todos son facinates no se escapan ninguno son perfectos Andrew Kramer felicidades por compartir con nosotros esos conocimientos .
ahmad
07/19/2011
me to
Trevor Gilchrist
07/15/2011
I think I just died and went to heaven. After all these years of intense AE use, a script that tangibly improves the workflow.

Thank you so much
kavya
07/20/2011
nyc creativity
Siddhartha
07/07/2011
Awesome.. Thanks!
Ahmed
07/07/2011
You are the best andero
alireda
07/06/2011
very cool andro
ganesh.d
07/06/2011
good
Jon Acosta
07/05/2011
A few months ago, I worked 4 days straight on a music video project with 179 individual cuts of green screening... this little script here could have saved my sanity. Why to rock it again, Andrew! Going forward, I know i'll never lose my mind again.
Christo Samuel
07/05/2011
Can anybody teme, what will the best format that we can use to make a very good quality video. I'm using photo-jpeg format., what al other formats wch gives a best quality for broadcasting......
Brian Berneker
07/01/2011
Very nice one Andrew... makes such a difference in workflow... I've been toying with Premiere just for better round tripping my projects, but now it's even easier to decide after using this script and seeing the new FCP X (EEK!!!)
Matt
06/28/2011
Every single tutorial is soooo useful. Great stuff. I just did all that manually yesterday on a proyect!! it took forever.!! andrew for president!!
sami yousef
06/26/2011
thanks This script
Nemo
06/25/2011
hey guys!
is it possible to take the shots back to premiere after collor correcting in AE? plz answer! :D
Mohammed Abrar
07/07/2011
Right click on the clip in premiere and then click on Reveal in bridge....open the clip in AE and change what you want and then close AE and open the clip in Premiere.
I hope you'll find this helpful
Ratan bose
06/25/2011
Andrew ...... u r the pathfinder man!!!! hats offf!!
Thomas Sutherland
06/24/2011
YES! YEEEEEEES!

THANK YOU SO GODDAMN MUCH!

I have been looking for something like this for a very...very long time.
Andrew McKee
06/24/2011
I would have chewed off my own leg to get this script a few years ago. Not as flashy as your other tutorials, but probably one of the best in terms of actual workflow help.
emo
06/23/2011
thanks for all your tips and tutorial!! nothing in ae can be possible for me without videocopilot.net
Wawan Lie
06/23/2011
i really fans of videocopilot... all the best for you all...
LeanPocket
06/23/2011
Love it! Thanks for the work, VC!!
liwei
06/21/2011
So good !
atif shams
06/20/2011
is very beautiful,you are great i'm a egyption thanks
Kert Gartner
06/19/2011
Hey Andrew, just letting you know there's a small bug with this script. If a clip has been set to play back in reverse (ie -100% speed) the script stops when it encounters that clip. Not a huge pain, but it would be cool if it could handle that gracefully.

Thanks!
Louie M
06/19/2011
thanks :D
sanjeev
06/19/2011
As always Great
MANSOUR
06/19/2011
Thanks a lot ANDREW.I always enjoy
Kostaki
06/16/2011
In Cuba we love this site. We can't pay the staff sorry, but this is really helpfull for cuban people and TV too.
Mitch
06/16/2011
Incredibly helpful script. Just wanted to point out that if you are using Final Cut Pro to edit you can use the free script FCP2AE made by Popcorn Island and it will bring your footage into After Effects the same as copy and pasting from Premiere. An affordable alternative to Automatic Duck. Thanks again, VCP is invaluable.
Malak
06/15/2011
you are a great man, kindly show us how to use the final cut
bably
06/15/2011
i am runing many with your tutorial (iam in africa) because of your video tutorial i am the best producer in rwanda (africa)
moukhtar
06/15/2011
very nice ..
daji
06/15/2011
is very beautiful,you are great i'm a chinese
wazzup
06/14/2011
dude its been a long time since you had a new video ...share the wealth ..homeboy
kisekka
06/14/2011
this is so awesome. please teach how to use after effects
D.L. Watson
06/13/2011
Great tutorial Andrew. And great work on Super 8 - it was a fantastic movie.
Jaakko Manninen
06/10/2011
Dude, you just read my mind!

I was just halfway working on the trimming and precomposing of a 120+ cut music video and because I got bored halfway I just went to this site to browse some stuff and there you go and give me this script! Hallelujah!!

One cool feature could/would be if there was a way to either have the precompositions automatically named by the starting frame number or just sequenced (001,002,003,004 etc)... would make it a bit simpler when bouncing back and forth and just identifying which clip is which..

Jaakko
Xavier
06/10/2011
dude, yo ma personal art hero, the only problem is that am from uganda-africa, i would olve to thank u by buying yo products coz i can afford to but, we don't credit cards and other standards don't apply here pliz advise on how to get them, but i love yo works, thanks for the job done. God bless u
Netone3
06/14/2011
That really must suck. I feel sorry for you. but if you could you could ask him to sell them in africa?
MaxY!-
06/10/2011
Ohhh Andrew Great man :)
Rey Xerxes
06/09/2011
Wow! Thanks Andrew for these tutorials of yours!!
they sure makes me advance in my classes in Digital Arts in Animation!!
and this scrip of yours makes my video editing more easy and less time consuming!! ;D
Bega, Ezka, Rahym
06/08/2011
what the #%&! i don't understand please say this in turkmen
Dwipoyono Suryo
06/08/2011
finally i understand.... thanks vid. co.pilot
lekshey
06/07/2011
thanks for u tutorial it realy help me to learn and i am really interest in learn this after effect. thanks for showing ur tutorial to us.
Rob Penczak
06/07/2011
I've been slogging my way through some hefty clips that are really testing the Premiere / After Effects Dynamic link, and in hunting for workarounds, I'd run into some problems that your script addresses perfectly. Thanks so much for making the script available, not to mention the always useful tutorials!
sjym90
06/02/2011
Pretty good.But the English tutorials are alway hard to understand.(I am from People Republic of China with poor English)
marty
06/01/2011
this is so hendy and nice thx evrione who worcket on this :)
whodoark
06/01/2011
lovly tots & script as always
am walking on a musical video, u r a life saver.
may u can do a tot on dividing the sea like the bible story
Smokers
06/01/2011
Sir I Want Smoke Projects Plz Sir Send Me
Asad
05/31/2011
Sir can you please tell us that how to make hulk effect in after effects please sir
Robert Thalheim
05/31/2011
Thats really helpfull! I can`t appreciate your work enough.
ahmad
05/27/2011
very nise
krupal
05/27/2011
nice tutorials thanks
Bashkii
05/23/2011
It's colossal!! As usual.....Thanks!!!
toomas
05/21/2011
da**.. whos that hot chick!!!!
Thomas
06/01/2011
She's adorable. You're a lucky guy. :)
I loved the tutorial too.
Jonathan
05/24/2011
My wife...
Richard
05/20/2011
awsome tutorials they help alot. IT WOULD BE COOL if you did a tutioral on how to do the jumper teleporting like from the movie. to show how to do somone disappearing and appearing, and also showing the jumpscare like from the movie jumper. iv always wanted to do something like that
Richard
05/19/2011
like your tutorials they help a lot and give me ideas and help me. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A TUTORIAL on how to do the jumper effect from the movie of when they teleport, when they disappear and appear that would be cool
kai
05/19/2011
LOVE this script. It's sped up my workflow like you wouldnt believe.

However, I believe there is a bug in it.

When running the script on footage that has been reversed using premiere, the following error happens:

Unable to execute script at line 51. After Effects error: Unable to set "duration". Value -3.89 out of range 0 to 10800.
ehsan tabasi
05/19/2011
thanks i am from iran and i follow your usfule tutorials .
ivan
05/19/2011
Great.!!
manmohit
05/18/2011
nice
J
05/17/2011
BEST TUT EVER!!!
Dave
05/17/2011
That's a pretty good script Andrew. You should check out this one: http://aescripts.com/rd-pre-compose/

It's pretty amazing. Thanks Andrew for providing the best AE website in the world!
YK
05/17/2011
Thank you.
RS
05/14/2011
make a tutorial about GIF animations
John Ellore
05/17/2011
With Corel Animation Shop 3 you can create GIF animation. That software is meant for GIF.
Anonymoose
05/17/2011
Try googling it, I don't think you are asking the right place...
Daddy_C
05/13/2011
Well.................helloooooooooooooooo....who's the hot gal Andrew!!!! LOL sod the tutorial!!!
pamir production
05/12/2011
Very Nice and tnx Videocopilot
Pablo E. Herrera
05/12/2011
Maybe one of the best tutorials you have made.

I lost my mind many times trying to organize my projects...

THANK YOU.
ella
05/12/2011
wow thank u so much! this solves a really annonying problem. awsome idea.
i am a third year 3d animation student and u sir are so much more helpful than my teachers.
hope to see more and have my freinds buy me your stuff for my birthday! ^_^

cheers
waleed
05/11/2011
Nice work
Arijit
05/11/2011
sir
I went through all your tutorials,they were extremely useful,I am very fond of you and these tutorials,could you please do some more tutorials on complex keying and matchmoving,It would be very kind of you...
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