Quickly preview items in Project Panel

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Previewer is available at Videohive.net for $21. Packed with a blessing from Mister Horse.

Preview items quickly just by
selecting them in Project Panel

Native Plugin

for Adobe After Effects

Preview Video

If you have many clips which you need to combine in Timeline in the right way, you can quickly preview which one is which. No need to open it in the tedious footage viewer. And yeah, that is a kickflip!

Preview Audio

Now you can listen to and preview audio in AE. Sound effects, music, voiceovers.

Preview Images

Is that a boob or it’s a knee? Scale it to better see every pixel. If you have many similar images, it’s way faster to browse if you see a bigger picture. Or a bigger boob.

Preview images with transparency

Many similar PNG’s? Yeeeha, use previewer! You can use transparency grid or choose a custom color.

Preview first frame of Compositions

If you have many precomps or when you are editing some versatile AE project file template, this might be useful. You wouldn’t have to open each comp to see what is there, before you use put it to Timeline.

Editing AE Project Files?

Previewer can be very handy when you’re working with project-file templates, like those from videohive.net. There is usually a lot of images or precomps, which you want to preview before you use them.

And some fancy settings…

Change the background for transparent images, scaling method, autoplay or loop playback.

Supported Formats

Be warned, read this small text carefully. Maybe you’ll have to get some additional codecs.

Mac

Previewer can read only those media formats for which your mac has a codec. Previewer uses codecs from QuickTime. Below are the media formats and codecs that QuickTime Player can open in Mac OS X v10.6.x or later:

Media typeFile formatsCodecs or components
VideoQuickTime Movie (.mov)
MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v)
MPEG-2 (OS X Lion or later)
MPEG-1
3GPP
3GPP2
AVCHD (OS X Mountain Lion or later)
AVI (Motion JPEG only)
DV
MPEG-2 (OS X Lion or later)
MPEG-4 (Part 2)
H.264
H.263
H.261
Apple ProRes
Apple Pixlet
Animation
Cinepak
Component Video
DV
DVC Pro 50
Graphics
Motion JPEG
Photo JPEG
Sorenson Video 2
Sorenson Video 3
AudioiTunes Audio (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p)
MP3
Core Audio (.caf)
AIFF
AU
SD2
WAV
SND
AMR
AAC (MPEG-4 Audio)
HE-AAC
Apple Lossless
MP3
AMR Narrowband
MS ADPCM
QDesign Music 2
Qualcomm PureVoice (QCELP)
IMA 4:1
MACE 3:1 (Mac OS X v10.6.x only)
MACE 6:1 (Mac OS X v10.6.x only)
ALaw 2:1
ULaw 2:1
24-Bit Integer
32-Bit Integer
32-Bit Floating Point
64-Bit Floating Point

If you are looking for more format, you can install additional codecs. You can get some here.

Windows

Previewer can read only those media formats for which you have a codec installed. On Windows, Previewer uses codecs from DirectShow. Below are the media formats and codecs that are supported. Also, more info here.

As we found out, many of you use VLC player and don’t have codecs installed. Mister Horse recommends to install the Basic pack of K-Lite Codec, which you can get for free here.

File TypeCompression formats
Advanced Systems Format (ASF), including Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV)
AIFF
AU
Audio-Video Interleaved (AVI)
MIDI
SND
WAV
AAC
Cinepak
Digital Video (DV)
H.264
ISO MPEG-4 video version 1.0
Microsoft MPEG-4 version 3
MJPEG
MPEG Audio Layer-3 (MP3) (decompression only)
MPEG-1 layer I and layer II audio
MPEG-1 video
MPEG-2 audio
MPEG-2 video

Compatibility

  • Adobe After Effects CS5 and above
  • Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) or later
  • Windows Vista or later

Previewer is available at Videohive.net for $21. Packed with a blessing from Mister Horse.