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My audio is very messed up.

Apr 10, 2012 10:31 AM

So I just installed AE today and so my friend and i shot some test footage to edit but when I import it into the program and try to play it or preview it the audio is all mashed up and in the wrong place. When i press preview it plays the video all the way through but it pulls a piece of audio from the middle and mashes it up from there. Anyone ever run into similar a similar problem? Any help is much appreciated thanks.

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    Apr 10, 2012 11:00 AM   in reply to DavidChuckMayo

    AE is not suited for editing or really even for ingesting footage. You probably are shooting a highly compressed format. You should bring your footage into Premiere, using its capture functions, and then export it to a more suitable frame-based codec before attempting to use your footage in After Effects.

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    Apr 10, 2012 11:08 AM   in reply to DavidChuckMayo

    There's really no way to diagnose your situation.  Here's a link to the information you need to provide that will help us help you:


    And since you' brand-new to AE, here's an EXTREMELY valuable place to spend some quality time: eff.html


    After Effects is not the kind of application you use for a couple of tricks and expect things to turn out right the first time.  It takes a good knowledge of the AE basics to make it do what you want.  Hence that second link.

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    Apr 10, 2012 2:32 PM   in reply to DavidChuckMayo

    As Dave says, we need more information.


    I'm going to make a guess: You're using AIFF audio in After Effects CS5 and have not installed the bug-fix updates.


    Start by installing the updates.

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