You will receive the Draft Mode indicator and will not be able to Sample your frame when your Resolution inside After Effects is not set to 'Full' option. You may also be in Draft Mode if your Resolution is set to 'Auto' and your 'Magnification ratio' is set to, for example 100% (resolution setting will appear as '(Full)'). See instructions included below for how to change to Full resolution in AE.
Resolution not set to 'Full'
Resolution is set to 'Auto' and Magnification is set to '100%'
How to change to Full resolution in After Effects
- In After Effects, click 'Resolution/Down Sample Factor Popup' menu (this is between 'Color & Channel Management Settings' and 'Region of Interest' in Composition window).
- Select 'Full' option.
- Move playhead in Comp or click the 'Sample' button in Denoiser II's Effect Controls window to exit Draft Mode.
Choose 'Full' option from Resolution drop down menu.
Move playhead in comp or click 'Sample' button to exit Draft Mode.