6 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 1:25 PM by the_wine_snob RSS

    Trouble importing audio files in CS4

    s73w130 Community Member

      I have my entire video put together, and when i went to put in simple special effects or backround music i have encountered a major problem. When i go to insert and audio file, Instead of putting the audio file actually in one of the audio tracks ( Audio 1, Audio 2, etc.) it goes into the Video 1 track and mutes my video clip. This is making it impossible to edit my video. So why can i not drag and drop an mp3 file into one of the Audio tracks successfully?

       

      P.S. This is my first time using an Adobe product to edit a video, but i do have editing experience.

       

      Thank You

        • 1. Re: Trouble importing audio files in CS4
          Peru Bob MVP

          Use Audacity to convert it to a .wav and then import to PPro.

          • 2. Re: Trouble importing audio files in CS4
            s73w130 Community Member

            Converted to .wav file and i still have the same error occurring. I just need it so that the audio bar shows in the Audio 1 track, because currently it does not do that when i try to drop it in, and does not just cut into the Video clip in the Video 1 track.

             

            Is this possibly an issue from the type of Preset i chose to make the project in? I dont really know what those mean and just chose the first one. Could that be why?

            • 3. Re: Trouble importing audio files in CS4
              J. Simon Community Member

              An audio file can't be dropped onto a Video track.  It just can't.  So right there we have some observer error.  That can make it difficult for us to understand the issue.

               

              But I'm going to take a shot here and guess that you have an audio file that does not match the audio type of the track you want to put it on.  For example, a mono file can only go onto a mono track.  Stereo to stereo, etc.

               

              Look at that and see if it resolves the issue.

              • 4. Re: Trouble importing audio files in CS4
                s73w130 Community Member

                Well what i meant is that id drop it into the audio track, but nothing would appear in the audio track, and it would mute the video clip and play the audio over it.

                 

                As far as the stereo and mono thing goes, they are both 32 bit float Stereo. The only difference is that the audio file im trying to add is at 48000hz while the video clip is at 44100hz. I dont know if that has to do with anything. Should i be using mono or something?

                • 5. Re: Trouble importing audio files in CS4
                  J. Simon Community Member

                  it would mute the video clip

                   

                  See, again we have a reporting error.  You can't "mute" video, only audio.

                   

                  Proper terminology really is important if we're to correctly understand the issue.

                  • 6. Re: Trouble importing audio files in CS4
                    the_wine_snob Community Member

                    OK, let's see if this helps a bit.

                     

                    Go to the Track Header of your existing Audio Tracks (the ones with existing Audio Clips), and Lock them. Now, drag your Audio Clip to an empty Audio Track, or down to the Master Track, for PrPro to create the necessary empty Audio Track.

                     

                    Does that work?

                     

                    Note that Audio Source Clips must match the channel-count of the intended Audio Track. This ARTICLE goes into more detail.

                     

                    Good luck,

                     

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