Import video as camera raw
I have been able to gain some significant post-production improvements by converting video to an image sequence in Photoshop and then opening the sequence as camera raw in AE. In a few instances, I have amazed at the results of using camera raw for some… uhm… lower quality footage – particularly in recovering more detail in highlights and shadows.
Does anyone know of a way to directly open video as camera raw in After Effects? I’d like to skip the step of opening the video Photoshop and exporting as a TIF sequence.
I could probably export it from AE as a TIF sequence, then open it a camera raw, but that is still an extra step. I have tried >import > all files > camera raw, then selecting an AVI, but AE complains that it cannot parse the file.