FFRender Free

FFRender Free allows the user to render 8-bit H.264 at the layer level using an external FFMpeg installation. All known AE renderers render at the level of a composition. The commercial FFRender Effect provides more options.

You can download the Win or Mac version. A sample project is also provided.

FFRender Controls :-

Apply plugin on adjustment layer

TIP :- The plugin should be used on an adjustment layer and the in and out point of the layer should be used to notify the start and end of the video. The video can only be rendered if the play marker is on the active part of the layer.

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FFRender Free Presets

Presets – HQ, MQ and LQ presets for H.264 renders.

Render Separate Audio – Selecting this will generate an extra .wav file with the same root name as the output video.

FFMpeg Binary

FFMpeg Binary Dialog

FFMPEG Binary – Opens a file selection dialog to select the ffmpeg binary being used. By default the plugin just uses “FFMpeg.exe” and depends on your system to find the binary in the PATH. Using this popup you can use multiple binaries for multiple renders.


Render Dialog

Render – This dialog allows you to select the directory and filename for the output file. The output extension notifies the plugin which container you wish to use.


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