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Mindy Weisberger
No Audio Whatsoever In My Final Render
on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:58:06 am

I've been banging my head against the table over this for the better part of a day.

I'm working in CS4 on a MacBook Pro, OSX.5.8. I have a lovely handful of AIFF files. They play in Quicktime. They play in Final Cut. They play in After Effects in RAM preview. But they don't render out of AE in my final Quicktime. Audio output's enabled in the output module, and they're not muted in the sequence. They're all identical (settings-wise) at 16bit/stereo/48.000 Khz.

I've tried just rendering the audio. I've tried pre-rendering. I've tried everything except sacrifice to Ba'al.

Anyone have any thoughts on what might be behind this? Because at this point I haven't a clue.

Much thanks!

Mindy Weisberger
Media Producer


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Dave LaRonde
Re: No Audio Whatsoever In My Final Render
on Apr 10, 2010 at 2:27:27 pm

You didn't say whether you actually enabled the Output Module in the Render Queue to include audio. It's not automatic.

It CAN be, if you create your own custom Output Module and make it the default, which is a snap.

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


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Mindy Weisberger
Re: No Audio Whatsoever In My Final Render
on Apr 10, 2010 at 2:49:48 pm

Nope, it's enabled, has a custom template and everything.

It looks like the problem was with the audio files - even though they're playing in RAM preview, I expanded them in the comp and saw that there were no waveforms. I have no idea what THAT was about, but I converted the files and now they're fine. Go figure.

Thanks for answering!

Mindy Weisberger
Media Producer


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Steve Roberts
Re: No Audio Whatsoever In My Final Render
on Apr 10, 2010 at 3:31:44 pm

That's weird.

What did you change to make them work, for our loyal readers?



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Mindy Weisberger
Re: No Audio Whatsoever In My Final Render
on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:54:39 pm

I wish I knew. I send the audio into Amadeus and did a straight export as AIFFs (though at 41KHZ rather than 48), and that seemed to do the trick. Though I have no idea why - there's no reason why After Effects should have trouble with 48. And like I said, the original clips played just fine in RAM preview. So...weird. But solved, at least.


Mindy Weisberger
Media Producer


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Steve Roberts
Re: No Audio Whatsoever In My Final Render
on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:17:07 pm

Hm. Thanks.



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Steve Roberts
Re: No Audio Whatsoever In My Final Render
on Apr 10, 2010 at 2:50:08 pm

Got a screencap of your a) timeline b) Output Module?



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