AfterCodecs

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

Documentation

Don't forget to read the .PDF included in the downloaded archive explaining you basic concepts and installation of AfterCodecs! You also have this YouTube Quick Start Tutorial to guide you through AfterCodecs. Please read our articles for more specific help :

FAQ

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General

How do I update AfterCodecs ?

How do I uninstall AfterCodecs ?

How do I License AfterCodecs ?

If the .PDF and the Quick Start Tutorial weren't enough, you might be helped by our article :How to License AfterCodecs

What are the requirements, tech specs and codecs available?

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!

How do I License AfterCodecs?

If the .PDF and the Quick Start Tutorial weren't enough, you might be helped by the beginning of this article: BRAW Studio Licensing.

There's an issue with my render, what should I do?

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

Exporting

Where is the ffkroma download available?

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!

Where are the HAP codecs?

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!

What playback software do you recommend?

We recommend the open-source DJV_view media review software, it has RAM playback, frame-by-frame scrubbing and a lot of others features, check it out and install it! You can also use the latest versions of VLC Media Player and Media Player Classic.

Quicktime is dead!

Yes that's why there is AfterCodecs! It doesn't need Quicktime (and never will) to run so you should be safe now ;)

Quicktime Player doesn't play my video!

Be sure to be using x264 (and not x264 RGB or x265), with the quality slider <= 90. If it still doesn't work, lower the quality / bitrate and choose the H264 Main Profile

AE: How do I render in 16 bpc (16 bits per channel)?

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")

Is x264 different from H264?

H264 is the norm and x264 a software encoder that implements H264, faster and of better quality than encoders from Adobe or Quicktime

Can I use my own ffmpeg command line?

Not yet, sorry

Can I use this on multiple computers?

One license is for the same user on up to two computers not used at the same time. For example you can do OSX + Windows not at the same time, or your professional computer and your personal laptop not used at the same time.

Mac OSX : I can't run the .pkg installer !

If you're on Mac OSX 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

Articles about AfterCodecs

The Best Way to Export HAP Codecs from Premiere Pro and Media Encoder

Full tutorial to export Hap / Hap Q and explanation of AfterCodecs benefits and features

The Best Way to Export HAP Codecs from After Effects

Full tutorial to export Hap / Hap Q from your Render Queue and explanation of AfterCodecs benefits and features

Batch Export All Clips Quickly from Premiere Pro with our Panel

Tired of exporting manually all your individual clips from Premiere Pro ? We got you covered with our new panel !

Batch Export Multiple Clips from the same Sequence in Premiere Pro and After Effects

Tired of exporting parts of your timeline in multiple clips from Premiere Pro and After Effects, having to set up output settings one by one ? Here's the solution for you.

What's the Difference between AfterCodecs and BRAW Studio?

In this article you'll learn what plugins are, what the differences are between Autokroma plugins and why they are available with different licenses for each Adobe CC Host.

How to Retrieve Your License from aescripts.com

In this article you'll learn how to retrive your license from your aescripts + aeplugins user account

How to License AfterCodecs

In this article you'll learn how to access the Encoding options of AfterCodecs and how to license it in order to remove the trial limitations!

QuickTime Is Dead : How To Export HAP from Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro & Media Encoder ?

Adobe finally dropped support for Quicktime but we have a working solution for exporting HAP codecs !

Shadertoy Best Of Video + Wallpapers

We're proud to show you our latest project : a compilation of most well known shaders from [Shadertoy.com](https://www.shadertoy.com) !

AfterCodecs 1.2.2 : H264 720p in AE for FREE !

Here's how to export, directly from After Effects, H.264 720p in a fast and efficient way for free !

After Effects : QuickTime ProRes Export on Windows Tutorial

In this post I'll show you how to export QuickTime ProRes on Windows directly from the After Effects render queue !