I rendered out a quick animation with the camera moving in Z space. I bring the footage and the C4D file into AE and when I extract the camera and a null from the file, the cameras animation doesn't line up with what was rendered. I've got the time set to 24 in C4D preference, and rendered out to 23.976. Any one have any ideas?
And "doesn'tline up" means exactly what? You need to explain better, provide the proper comp settings, scene settings, screnshots and so on.
I am sorry but I cannot figure out what you are trying to do or what the problem is with your project from your explanation. We need a concise and detailed explanation of what you are doing and/or a screenshot of your project to have a chance at a solution.