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A customer provided a clip to me for production as a .MOV file. The audio was way, way hot on the clip...
Was "hot" merely too loud, or was it overmodulated and distored? What application did you use to determine that it was "hot"?
Problem is, the audio from After Effects is still very much louder than the .WAV file.
Do you have multiple instances of the same audio in the same AE comp? did you forget to turn off the little speaker icons on the undesired instances?
Hi Mr. LaRonde - thank you for taking time to help! I very much appreciate any insight!
By "hot" I meant way loud, bordering on distorted. The volume was through the roof. When I brought the audio into Audition, the levels were maxed (see attached screenshot). I used the happy little volume knob (you can see it in the screenshot right in the middle towards the top) to drag the levels down until the dB meter was bouncing between -6 and -3 with no "red". I exported as a .WAV, which I then imported into AE with the video (a single instance), rendered that as an MP4. The MP4 had the same "over the top" volume as the original had, yet when I checked the exported .WAV the volume was fine.
LOUD --> Fixed in Audition --> Quiet --> Utilized in AE --> LOUD AGAIN.
It certainly sounds as if you have two instances of the same audio in the same AE comp... and both were left turned on. Double-check that comp, and turn off the speaker icon on the audio you don't want to use. The chances are EXCELLENT your video still has an audio track attached to it
Boy, if that's the mistake I'm making, I'm not seeing it. The comp is about as simple as it can be - I... WAIT! DUDE - there it is, big as day! How did I not see this? I looked right at it the first time you mentioned having two versions of the audio! There's three things in my timeline and two of them have audio...