I would like to preview my audio within a composition (comp) within After Effects version CS4. Right now I am editing the compositions that have animated text, bullets and images by going back to the main composition to be previewed. Then going back to the sub composition to adjust the animation.
I am thinking there must be a way to preview the audio so that I can better align the animation to the audio track.
The main comp's audio is 1 hour long. The pre-comp is about 1 second long. In this pre-comp; I have 2 bullets that fades-in & wipe to the right with some text that fades-in. this matches the speakers dialog. I have a lot of them to do.
If I were doing the work, I'd only use AE to do the video animations. How long to the last, a second or so? Then I would sync up alpha-channeled animation and sound efx in my editing application, which contains the hour-long bast track.
It's a LOT less work, and boatloads less rendering.
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA