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Joe Piers
Syncing music in After effects.
on Apr 8, 2010 at 10:00:08 pm

Basically on youtube I like to edit montages and skate videos. In Sony Vegas It's simple to sync the music up with the shots / Landing of a trick because of the Audio track it has built in (shows the audio data?). But how would I go about doing this in after effects syncing it up easily.

Thanks in advance.
Any confusion just post.


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quincy hall
Re: Syncing music in After effects.
on Apr 8, 2010 at 10:36:11 pm

They have a tutorial on this:
http://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/red_giant_control...


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Joe Piers
Re: Syncing music in After effects.
on Apr 8, 2010 at 11:29:47 pm

Thanks for the help. But its not really relating to the thing Im doing is there a simpler way of doing this? Ill be using lots of clips one after another (if that clears anything up).


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Adriano Moraes
Re: Syncing music in After effects.
on Apr 8, 2010 at 11:39:23 pm

Man I think you´re better off staying on VEGAS or trying premiere. AE is not an editing app and that would be a pain to sync a whole video in it.

Only the thought of going to a RAM preview everytime the board hits the ground (or a ledge...or maybe a body on the ground) makes my brain hurt.

The question is: Is this trip really necessary?

You can try to do it visually by selecting the music layer and hiting LL. Then looking at the sound peaks and sincronizing it manually. But then again it would be a pain.

I would stick with a editing app for that.

Well those where my two cents...more like one but anyway.

Cheers and good luck!

adriano.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Syncing music in After effects.
on Apr 9, 2010 at 2:43:48 am

[Joe Piers] "But how would I go about doing this in after effects syncing it up easily."

Adriano is absolutely right -- DO NOT use AE for this type of work unless you have nothing else to use whatsoever. But since you have Vegas, you DO have something else to use.... and it's better for the job!

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


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Joe Piers
Re: Syncing music in After effects.
on Apr 9, 2010 at 10:30:42 am

Ok thanks for the help I have taken it onboard and will move back to vegas for this type of work.
But before I do that will premiere work for this type of work?
Thanks so far.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Syncing music in After effects.
on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:20:36 pm

Yes. Premiere is an editing program. That's what it is for.
And, if you're planning to do color correction, compositing, motion graphics, etc. in your video with After Effects, Premiere plays with AE very well.
Here's what you do.
You edit your video (cutting it to the beat) in Premiere. Open After Effects. Import your Premiere project. TADA all your cuts are there using the original video files as if you'd done the edit in AE! It's beautiful.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Syncing music in After effects.
on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:23:27 pm

[Joe Piers] "...will premiere work for this type of work? "

Yup. For cutting on the beat, ANY editing application beats AE hands-down.

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


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Joe Piers
Re: Syncing music in After effects.
on Apr 9, 2010 at 2:38:58 pm

Guys thanks alot for your help, Im gonna go ahead and download the premiere trial and check it out.
Thanks again!


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