Influx

Influx will allow you to import all kinds of audiovideo files directly and natively into Premiere Pro, Media Encoder , After Effects and Audition
  • How To Update Plugins : download and install the usual way and it will update automatically, replacing old plugins with newer versions.
  • How To Uninstall Plugins : download and go into the "Uninstall Plugins" folder to find the Uninstaller. Don't forget to tick the Uninstall Influx checkbox !

Changelog

Launch for Premiere Pro, Media Encoder and After Effects
Oct '21
Audition Support
Nov '21
PrPro Thumbnails Cache
Jun '22

1.2.4 (Current version) - 23 November 2022

  • Windows :
    • You can run our Install and Uninstaller .exe in command line like this : 'start "Autokroma" /wait /b "InstallerOrUninstaller.exe" /S', for our uninstaller you can pass an argument to specify which product to uninstall like this : '-Uninstall_Influx'. Do not forget to run your Terminal as Administrator, otherwise you will need user interaction to confirm the Administrator rights prompt. This also works using Microsoft SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) to automate deployment
    • When launching our Installer in recent versions there was a "Do you want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device ?" yellow popup, now correctly replaced with the good Verified publisher blue popup

1.2.3 - 15 November 2022

  • Bug fix when importing files with lots of audio channel and streams
  • Premiere Pro / Media Encoder / Audition : now supporting up to 24 channels per audio streams

1.2.2 - 27 October 2022

  • Fixed on macOS : "Influx is damaged and can't be opened" popup when trying to launch Settings and License
  • Fixed a crash on macOS Apple Silicon (M1, M2)

1.2.1 - 29 September 2022

  • Support for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder and Audition 2023 / v23
  • Fixed :
    • Stability improvements (Thanks John !)
    • Wrong internal framerate was used (Thanks Johannes)
    • Some audio files couldn't be imported (Thanks Sammuel !)
    • In rare cases the wrong frame was being decoded
  • New option : you can suffix your file with !rft=1.influx (or !reset_first_timestamp=1.influx) in order to force Influx to import the file and set the timestamp of the first frame to 0, useful for weird or corrupted videos (Thanks Marco !). If your videos is corrupted we recommend re encoding them with Media Encoder (using Influx of course) and edit with this new file
  • Some files are faster to import now, as well as performance improvements when decoding codecs such as Vidvox HAP, this will only apply to newly imported files. In old projects, you will need to reload each imported file to benefit from this
  • Settings and License popup :
    • New checkbox to disable Influx frame cache
    • New button to clear Premiere Pro cache, useful when you get weird behavior in PrPro and you want to reset it
    • New checkbox to disable warnings in Premiere Pro about frames not being found (happens on variable framerate VFR files)

1.2.0 - 28 June 2022

  • Premiere Pro : Influx now caches decoded thumbnails for the Media Browser and Project Panel, to improve decoding performance, work around Adobe's constant thumbnail regeneration bug and have the ability to browser folders and media files faster. Influx Settings and License popup now has a new button to clear the cache, and Influx will show a warning when the cache gets fully deleted, every time Influx detects it is too large. Contact us if its not working for you or if you still have issues with the Media Browser !
  • Support for Animated PNG .apng (video only)

1.1.6 - 24 May 2022

  • Better input file description inside After Effects at the top of the Project Panel on the right of the video thumbnail
  • Slow audio conforming bug fix
  • Memory leaks bug fix

1.1.5 - 09 May 2022

  • Influx Trial has been extended to all 3 first minutes of all files, as well as the first 10 seconds of every minute, to let you see more of your footage. This also applies to audio tracks. First 1 minute for After Effects. Before it was 500 frames of video and 30 seconds of audio
  • PrPro / AME : Media Start timecode is now displayed at the bottom right of all thumbnails decoded by Influx (formats Influx supports such as .mkv and .influx or all files when Influx is in Overriding mode)

1.1.4 - 07 April 2022

  • Improvement in internal importing processes for newly imported audiovideo files, improving general stability and compatibility. Previous files in older PrPro projects (before updating Influx to this version) will be kept as-is, this will only impact new imports
  • After Effects : Improved audio decoding performance for long files

1.1.3 - 21 February 2022

  • Improvement in decoding performance using multi-threading. There is a new checkbox "Disable multithreading decoding" in the settings in case you want to disable it for troubleshooting purposes

1.1.2 - 30 January 2022

  • Performance improvements
  • Windows : bug fix for filepath and user sessions containing non-latin1 characters (for example Cyrillic)

1.1.1 - 29 November 2021

  • Licensing bug fix

1.1.0 - 26 November 2021

  • Support for Adobe Audition 2019 (v12) onwards until 2022 included, as always same features on both Windows and macOS and Apple silicon support. Influx adds support for audio and video of FLAC (.FLAC, .AVI), Vorbis (.WebM), FFV1 (.AVI, .MOV, .MKV), H.265 / HEVC (.MKV, .MOV, .MP4), VP8 / VP9 (.MKV, .WebM), AV1 (.WebM .MP4), .FLV, .BIK Bink V1, Opus (.WebA .WebM).
  • To use new formats in Audition with Influx, you might need to suffix your files with .influx (changing the extension) so that they're correctly imported with Influx, as Audition has issues with third party importers. This is also why the "Use Influx instead of default importers" setting doesn't work for all formats in Audition, whereas it works fine in Premiere Pro, Media Encoder and After Effects.

1.0.2 - 29 October 2021

  • Improved After Effects audio decoding
  • Influx will now display a 500 frames trial image instead of a turquoise image, when the trial runs out after 500 frames (for example 20 seconds at 25fps)

1.0.1 - 25 October 2021

  • Various bugs fixes

1.0.0 - 18 October 2021

  • Autokroma Influx Official Launch :
    • Support and same features for Premiere Pro / Media Encoder 2019 onwards (v13+) and After Effects 2019 onwards (v16+) until 2022 included
    • Support and same features for Microsoft Windows 10 and Apple macOS Intel v10.14 (Mojave) onwards as well as Apple silicon (for example M1), more information about it here : https://www.autokroma.com/blog/Apple-Silicon-ARM-M1-Compatibility-with-Adobe-Creative-Cloud-Autokroma
    • Adobe will try to use Influx if it cannot import a file natively, for example when a specific file or codec is not supported (even if the container is supported by Adobe it could fail !)
    • Suffix your video files with .influx to import them with Influx instead of natively by Adobe, this way you will know for sure it's not Adobe decoding the files. Could be useful for troubleshooting Adobe and working around its bugs. /! BEWARE : if Adobe imports the video stream but not the audio stream (for example because of an incompatible codec), it will import it on its own without Influx, hence without audio ! Even if Influx could decode audio. You should suffix with .influx to work around this
    • Use Premiere Pro's DogEars feature to confirm that Influx is being used to decode the files
    • For debugging purposes you have the choice in our Settings to enable always overloading Adobe default importers, and also the choice of disabling Influx to mimick uninstalling Influx without actually doing it
  • Codecs and containers :
  • Access our Influx Settings and License popup :
    • Premiere Pro : right click on a project item and click "Source Settings…"
    • Media Encoder : right click on render queue item and click "Source Settings…"
    • After Effects : right click on a project item -> "Interpret Footage" -> "Main…" and click the "More Options…" button at the bottom
    • You can also access them directly from the Desktop app , as written in our How to License Influx article
  • Influx Trial is limited to 500 frames imported and 30 seconds of audio being decoded. After this, if Influx is unlicensed, it will show a turquoise trial and generate silence sound. How to License Influx article : https://www.autokroma.com/blog/How-to-License-Influx and after this you need to delete Premiere Pro's Media Cache (You need to go start Premiere without loading any project, go into Premiere Pro's Preferences -> Media Cache -> Delete button on top -> 2nd radio Delete all media cache files from the system)
  • Here is how to generate bug reports : https://www.autokroma.com/blog/How-to-report-bug-Influx
  • Contact us to tell us about your needs and send us your files https://www.autokroma.com/contact !