After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8.1) Bug-Fix Update Is Now Available

by Tim Kurkoski

posted on 08-03-2016

The After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8.1) bug-fix update is now available. This update fixes multiple bugs, including audio looping at the end of compositions when exported via Adobe Media Encoder.

This update also introduces native import and export support for the QuickTime Animation codec, and native import support for the PNG video codec and AAC audio codec inside of QuickTime files. This means you no longer need QuickTime installed on Windows in order to use QuickTime files with the Animation, PNG, or AAC codecs, part of our ongoing effort to provide native support for as many codecs as possible. These codecs are also natively supported in the updates to Premiere Pro CC 2015.4 (10.4), Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.4 (10.4), Audition CC 2015.2 (9.2.1), and Prelude CC 2015.4 (5.0.1).

You can install the update through the Creative Cloud desktop application, or you can check for new updates from within any Adobe application by choosing Help > Updates. Please note that it can take 24 hours or more for all of our global data centers to receive the update; if the update isn’t available for you right now, please check back later.

For details of what was added, changed, and fixed in After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8), see this page. For details of all of the other updates for Adobe professional video and audio applications, see this page.

Please, if you want to ask questions about this update, come on over to the After Effects user-to-user forum, rather than leaving comments on this blog post. (It’s much harder to have conversations in the comments of a blog post.) If you’d like to submit feature requests or bug reports, you can do so here.

bug fixes in After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8.1)

The After Effects CC 2015 (13.8.1) bug-fix update addresses these bugs:

about native import and export of Animation codec QuickTime files

After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8.1), Premiere Pro CC 2015.4 (10.4), Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.4 (10.4), Audition CC 2015.2 (9.2.1), and Prelude CC 2015.4 (5.0.1) can now import and export QuickTime files that use the Animation codec without assistance from QuickTime 7 on Windows, or from the Adobe QT32 Server process on macOS.

Native import of Animation currently only supports I-frame only movies (no compression key frames set).

Native export of Animation currently only supports I-frame only movies (no compression key frames set) at 100% quality.

Native export of Animation only supports the Uncompressed audio codec. Attempting to export a QuickTime file with the Animation codec and compressed audio codecs will fail with an error message, “Compressor format error”.

about native import of PNG codec QuickTime files

After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8.1), Premiere Pro CC 2015.4 (10.4), and Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.4 (10.4) can now import QuickTime files that use the PNG codec, without assistance from QuickTime 7 on Windows, or the Adobe QT32 Server process on macOS.

about native import of AAC audio codec QuickTime files

After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8.1), Premiere Pro CC 2015.4 (10.4), Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015.4 (10.4), Audition CC 2015.2 (9.2.1), and Prelude CC 2015.4 (5.0.1) can now import QuickTime files that use the AAC audio codec without assistance from QuickTime 7 on Windows, or from the Adobe QT32 Server process on macOS.

Native import of AAC in container formats other than QuickTime was added in a previous release.

Native import of AAC does not support AAC LD (low delay) or AAC ELD (enhanced low delay).

known issues in After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8.1)

The following may affect your experience using the new functionality in After Effects CC 2015.3 (13.8.1):

Topics: Video & Audio

Products: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Creative Cloud