Exporting GIFS From After Effects and AME | Adobe Media Encoder Tutorial

Tip tot hello everybody and welcome back to tip touch now today we’re looking something a bit different something I know that people have struggled with and asked me to do it’s how to export a really good-quality gift from After Effects using Adobe Media encoder because the gift presets in there are absolutely terrible for modern day use gifts what we use before now change completely over the past couple of years so I’m going to go through that now I’ve finished creating my gift I’m happy with it it’s just animation in After Effects at the moment this is just a little motion graphic I did for a campaign in the UK called safety pin and doesn’t matter what it is it’s just a gif it can be any gift any size any shape although obviously the smaller the sides are better for gifts because the file sizes can get very big very quickly now I’ve got my pre composition everything that I want I’ve got all is ready to go I’m going to put safety pin into Adobe Media encoder so I just need to make my effects over here so I can drag it and then take grab the conversation I want to use and drag it over to the cue now if I just move this on to full screen so you can see a bit better now media coding and CC is laid out bit differently bits exactly the same functions as the previous versions as you can see at the moment is set to youtube 60fps a custom one I’ve set up we don’t want that we want it to be a gif so if you click inside here the encoding options which is currently at h.264 you want to change it to animated gif now as I said the options in this are fairly old and so it’s just opened on the other screen and they don’t actually fit what you currently want to use gifts for so if we pop over to the animated gif you can see for at the moment for example it’s locked in at certain settings now I’ve actually made a custom preset I’m not sure if it has saved though it hasn’t so we will start this again from scratch now the original animation is actually in 60fps you can’t do that on a gif no matter how hard you try so over on the video sections where if the currently says match source you actually want to change this so if you uncheck them you can start editing the sections that you want you want to make sure basically that your width and height at the same size is whatever it is you’re trying to export and the work area you can choose the start and finish and and that’s pretty much the basic things and that’s universal everybody should understand that what you actually want to do now is make sure that your frame rate is as closest to the original as possible now mine is 60 so I can safely half that and it will still look alright but as you can see we don’t have 30 here and you can’t you choose to type it in so the closest we can get is 25 now let me show you this filled order this is you can ignore that last a separate issue this is the most important thing because it affects interlacing quite a lot and absolutely if I choose upper first you can see that wherever there’s motion you get these odd kind of split lines and same thing if you check lower first which is probably what yours is going to be set to one of those two you want to make sure it’s on progressive what this does is it processes it from the top left to the bottom right in order so each frame that goes all the way down and that basically stops that interlacing from happening and if you have interlaces an option you can choose that as well and now the other most important thing is square pixels now when you load it you’ll probably see something like that and it will give you some black bars and even though the width and height are set to the right amount it’ll actually encode your video with black bars on the top now you need to make sure this is set to square pixels obviously mine is remembered it from the last time I tried this which is why it was already on it but yours probably be on DV Powell or DV NTSC and your way of working from in the world square pixels is incredibly important because it allows you to have a perfect representation of whatever shape is so whatever shape your gif will you want to be it’ll only be able to go to that shape exactly if it’s on square pixels because it’s entirely for digital output there’s none of this NTSC pal sorry about that I keep popping up none of that actually matters in this scenario because because it’s for online exhibition you want to make sure render maximum depth this check sack basically it’s a quality nice and high and use maximum render quality that’s pretty much all there is to it so make sure once you’ve done that custom you save the preset and we can just say custom gift okay and basically make sure it saves all for next time so if we hit OK we’ll pop back into window you can see now it’s on custom gift we’re going to want to put it in the folder on my Google Drive and we’ll just hit in code should be fairly quick because it’s quite a small file there may be some issues clumsy I’ve changed the framerate from 60 to 25 obviously if your original is in 25 that won’t be a problem at all now if we can just click on the output file and drag this over here we can actually preview that in the web browser and you can see it works absolutely fine it is a bit blurry because it’s only 250 pixels it’s actually blown up a bit but in situation that will look as best as you can get it basically and so that’s all there is to it that’s exploiting gif using Adobe Media encoder and after-effects of course you can do that from premiere you can do it with any Adobe software the timeline basically and so it is up to you you can see I made a slightly bigger one before this is 500 pixels in size it still runs just as fine and in my opinion looks a bit better because it’s nice and big and that’s it so thanks for watching guys and I will see you next time remember to subscribe for more tips tricks and tutorials thanks for watching

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