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Eric ChardAudio previewing a WAV 'footage' file?
by on Jun 2, 2015 at 6:44:51 pm

Huh, thought this would be straightforward:

Opened a WAV file in it's own Footage window, hit PLAY. Nuthin'. Timeline cursor didn't move and (obviously) no audio.

Very surprised. Not supported (!!) or (far more likely) pilot error?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Audio previewing a WAV 'footage' file?
by on Jun 2, 2015 at 7:15:26 pm
Last Edited By Dave LaRonde on Jun 2, 2015 at 10:12:35 pm

Pilot error.

AE doesn't play ANYTHING. It previews. I don't know why thay still have the play button available, it only promotes confusion.

Instead, hit the decimal point button on the numeric keypad to preview audio. Life gets better instantly!

You can even set the duration of audio previews in AE Preferences.

Oh, and don't forget -- you can scrub audio in AE, too. Drag the cursor as you hold down the ctl or cmd key. If you toggle on the caps lock key, the picture won't update and the scrub gets smoother.

Dave LaRonde
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KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Eric ChardRe: Audio previewing a WAV 'footage' file?
by on Jun 3, 2015 at 4:01:21 am

Thanks for the hotkey. It's odd how the timeline cursor doesn't move in the Footage window. I guess they've just never bothered to do it right.

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Audio previewing a WAV 'footage' file?
by on Jun 3, 2015 at 9:14:21 pm

The new version coming out later this month has an entirely different way to preview. Be excited. The core code is finally being updated!

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Eric ChardRe: Audio previewing a WAV 'footage' file?
by on Jun 3, 2015 at 9:27:15 pm

Well, THAT'S good news. I hope it includes timeline cursor movement in the Footage Window, and instant display of Markers.

(Realized as I was typing that footage doesn't have Markers (tmk only Layers & Comps do) but hey, they could add that too.)

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