Hi I'm about to add audio to my after effects video, which is very large and consists of about 15 different comps inside of one large comp. Someone mentioned that in order to prevent washing of colors, I should only render it out in its entirety at the last stage, and I should do so using Adobe Media Encoder. However, I'm confused as to when I should add my audio, since After Effects has that ability, but if I try to add and sync my audio to my large comp, it will take forever since it has to constantly be rendering in order for me to hear it. When would be the most productive time to add my audio?
I usually render an intermediate file out of AE (an image sequence or a lossless codec) and bring that into Premiere to add my audio tracks.
It's tough to say precisely what to do because we don't know details of your project. But generally, as Szalam says, it's pretty easy to re-sync audio in a video editing application, where you can see video and hear audio in real time. AE really stinks at that.