after effects cs4 placeholder.....replace footage is greyed out


#1

I’m trying to customize a cs3 presentation in cs4 but it won’t let me replace footage for my videoplace holder because it is greyed out when I right click. Have anybody else had this problem.


#2

Are you 100% sure you’re not right-clicking a composition by mistake? Replace footage should never be greyed out for a placeholder. A placeholder exists to be replaced! :slight_smile:

Although it shouldn’t be a CS4 issue, it’s not impossible. I have had one or two weird errors when opening CS3 stuff in CS4.

-felt tips.


#3

Instead of using the replace footage command, locate the layer that contains the placeholder, then in your project palette import the footage/image you want to place in. Select the placeholder layer on the timeline, and while its selected press and hold ALT, then drag your new footage/image on top of the placeholder layer. That should replace it.


#4

And if all the above solutions does’nt work,close the software,open the folder containig the place holdesr, replace the place holders with yours pic/footage, be sure they have the same name,open the software again,it should now pic your new items…Hope that.s help,even if it is not the “correct” procedure
Cheers
Arthur


#5

Thanks everybody. You were right, it was a composite. The name just happen to be video place holder which confused me.