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Ryab Smith
AE Audio Problems
on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:45:12 pm

My audio is jumping around all over the place when I try and edit it in After Effects. I'm trying to cut an aiff to my mov in AE 10. I'm on an imac using osx 10.6.

Is there a better way to cut audio with picture?


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Kevin Camp
Re: AE Audio Problems
on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:59:16 pm

do you have the latest update to ae10 (ie: cs5)?

there was an update that fixed an issue with aiff files. i think the latest for ae10, is 10.0.2.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Ryab Smith
Re: AE Audio Problems
on Jan 6, 2012 at 7:49:42 pm

UPDATING THE SOFTWARE NOW.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE Audio Problems
on Jan 6, 2012 at 6:01:07 pm

[Ryab Smith] "Is there a better way to cut audio with picture?"

Yeah, there sure is: don't use After Effects. Use a real editing application. AE is for effects, motion graphics and compositing, and is just about the world's worst editor.

Okay, Microsoft Word would be worse still, but I think you take my meaning.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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John Cuevas
Re: AE Audio Problems
on Jan 6, 2012 at 7:24:13 pm

I'm sitting here nodding my head in agreement...while I'm editing audio in AE, just one of those days.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Ryab Smith
Re: AE Audio Problems
on Jan 6, 2012 at 7:48:50 pm

I FEEL THAT ANYTIME I EXPORT VIDEO FROM AE INTO FCP, THEN EDIT, THEN EXPORT THE VIDEO AGAIN I LOSE SOME QUALITY. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

I'M NOT SHOUTING, I JUST RENDER WITH CAPS LOCK ON.


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John Cuevas
Re: AE Audio Problems
on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:23:29 pm

First thought is make sure you rendering to a lossless format. I prefer animation, it's large though, there are a others, some with a a little loss, but really only noticable to people who are really looking.

I'm not a FCP guy, so maybe those guys might have a few more tips.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: AE Audio Problems
on Jan 6, 2012 at 8:31:15 pm

Well, as an FCP Guy, I can tell you that ProRes 422 is perfectly fine for rendering. It can withstand six generations of re-rendering with no image degradation. Generation 6 looks as good as the original.

Need an alpha channel on your footage? Go with ProRes 4444, available in FCP7.

Now, if you want to be totally anal-retentive about it, you could go with PNG image sequences for your intermediate files. They're lossless, and they support alpha channels to boot. Be prepared for astoundingly large file sizes, and a limit of something like 10,000 images in the sequence.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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