I'm new to after effects and having a serious problem regarding sound.
I have a series of quicktime mov files. The sound of all of these files is fine when played in quicktime, but when i import them into after effects, the sound is present for the first 1 and a half to 2 minutes of the footage then it cuts out!!!! This seems to be the case for all the files.
Re: sound???? by Deniz Nasif on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:53:42 pm
Thanks for the quick reply. It seems that it was a codec issue (H.264). I resaved the file in quicktime as an MP4 file and that seemed to sort it.
However, seeing as we're on the subject of sound, I have some footage which features somebody talking but also has some subtle background music. Is there a way I may be able to reduce the bg soundtrack but keep the talking, or is this something that after effects cannot handle???
Re: sound???? by John Cuevas on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:38:08 pm
Can't be done in AE. If the interview used a directional mic., you could use only that channel-and center pan. But if the music is mixed into both sides, you are pretty much stuck with it.
If it's been edited-you could request a clean version. Otherwise you would need to jump into a audio program, try and isolate the frequency of voice and eq the rest out, but that will result in distortion of the voice...