AfterCodecs

AfterCodecs plugins for Adobe CC, giving you the best and missing codecs for faster exports!

Documentation

Please watch our YouTube Quick Start Tutorial to guide you through AfterCodecs. Please read our articles for more specific help :

FAQ

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General

Please read our article : How to License AfterCodecs
You can find all of this info on the Overview of AfterCodecs page. Also, don't forget to regularly check for updates and read the Changelog of AfterCodecs !
Please open a new ticket about AfterCodecs, don't forget to send the .log file generated by AfterCodecs and information about your setup! Please also make sure that you are not using a forbidden resolutions
Please download and install the latest Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable. Here's a direct link to vc_redist.x64.exe : download, double click on it and pursue installation.
On Windows you should run your cmd.exe or Powershell in Administrator Mode, then run AfterCodecs installer executable with the /S argument, for example in Powershell : ./"AfterCodecs v1.9.7 Installer.exe" /S if you're in the extracted folder from the downloaded zip

Exporting

ffkroma executable is built-in the installer of AfterCodecs in recent versions so you don't need to download it manually or from the Settings tab. Just download again the installer to update to the latest version!
Select "[A] Hap" or "[A] Hap Q" and export in RGB in the AE settings. Exporting in RGB+Alpha on AE (or ticking Export Alpha Channel on PPro / AME) will automatically switch the codec to Hap Alpha or Hap Q Alpha!
We recommend the open-source DJV_view media review software , it has RAM playback, frame-by-frame scrubbing and a lot of other features, check it out and install it! You can also use the latest versions of VLC Media Player and Media Player Classic.
Yes that's why there is AfterCodecs! It doesn't need Quicktime (and never will) to run so you should be safe now ;)
Be sure you're using using H264 (and not H264 RGB or H265), with the quality slider <= 90 and select YUV 4:2:0 (not 4:4:4 !. If it still doesn't work, lower the quality / bitrate and choose the H264 Main Profile
Be sure to set your AE project in 16 bpc, it will export to AfterCodecs in 16 bpc (even if you select "Millions of Colors" instead of "Trillions of Colors")
H264 is the norm and x264 a software encoder that implements H264, faster and of better quality than encoders from Adobe or Quicktime
Not yet, sorry
One license is for the same user on up to two computers not used at the same time. For example you can do Mac OS + Windows not at the same time, or your professional computer and your personal laptop not used at the same time.
If you're on Mac OS Catalina or higher (10.15+) sometimes Apple notarization system doesn't work so you can't open easily our installer .pkg. Please allow opening unnotarized applications in your Security Preferences, see this article : Safely open apps on your Mac on Apple.com

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