2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2014 9:43 AM by Warren Heaton

    Lyric video lag after export


      My student made a lyric video in after effects, used keyframes, several layers within several compositions which were then converted into one composition and layered with the song. Once he exported to .mov there were several problems. Music was not heard, video lagged, video duration was cut, and combination of all three problems with each export with various setting changes. Can you please tell us how to export with correct settings to avoid all of these problems in the end .mov?


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        • 1. Re: Lyric video lag after export
          Dave LaRonde Level 6

          It sounds like a few things are going on:

          I'll assume the term "lag" more accurately means,  "it's playing in fits & starts -- it's not smooth playback".  Here's why:

          FAQ: Why is my output file huge, and why doesn't it play back smoothly in a media player?

          In there, you'll also find a link to make files that play back smoothly.


          Why is there no audio?  Probably because the audio check box wasn't checked in the Output Module in the AE Render Queue.  Here's more:

          FAQ: Why is there no audio (sound) in my output file?


          And the most common reason for a too-short file is an incorrectly-adjusted Work Area in the comp being rendered.  To fix this, open the comp.  Hit the Home key.  Hit the b key to set the beginning of the Work Area.  Hit the End key.  Hit the n key to set the end of the work area.  The Work Area is now the same as the comp's duration.  If the comp is longer than the intended file length, just adjust the end of the work area.

          • 2. Re: Lyric video lag after export
            Warren Heaton Adobe Community Professional

            This sounds like a bandwidth issue.


            That is to say, the file is requiring a higher data transfer rate than the storage media is able to provide.


            If you render from After Effects using the Best Settings and Lossless templates, it's very easy to get a file with a high band with requirements.


            For low band with files with good picture quality, I like to use the H264 format.  I usually use one of the Vimeo presets in Adobe Media Encoder.


            If you write back with the frame size and frame rate of the movie file, I can suggest a preset for you.








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