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Heather Crank
WMV Sound
on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:58:44 pm

Hello Everyone,

I was given some wmv footage with sound embedded in the video to put together. When I export this as a wmv, the audio randomly changes levels and is distored in places. I have all of the levels set for each clip fading up and then holding. I know that AE is not the best for audio editing, but it's all my client has for me to work with. Any way I can get this to stop happening?

I am rendering out at 720x786, wmv9 audio wmv professioal.

Thank you!


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Michael Banks
Re: WMV Sound
on Mar 22, 2011 at 2:11:19 am

Hi, Heather. Oh, the wacky world of web media.

You might try rendering the audio of each individual WMV file to WAV or AIFF files via your favorite audio editing program to "lock" the audio, so to speak. Then bring the audio into AE and match it to your WMV video layers.

Don't forget to silence the embedded audio in your WMV layers.

Alternatively, if you have Adobe Premiere Pro, you can create an editing sequence using the "iPod" preset under "Mobile & Devices" which will allow you to edit the WMVs as well; just modify the preset under the "General" tab to match your media's frame size and frame rate. You still might have the same problem with the audio, though.

I hope this helps.

-Michael Banks

Video Production Specialist
MarCom Video Room
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Avid Media Composer 5 (HP Z400 Workstation: Windows 7 64-bit; Intel Xeon 6 Core W3680 CPU; 6 GB RAM); Adobe CS4; DepthQ Stereoscopic; Digital Rapids StreamZHD v.3.3.3.b47

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Heather Crank
Re: WMV Sound
on Mar 22, 2011 at 5:58:13 am

Thanks so much Michael! I'll give that a shot!


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