1) Purge all memory & caches.
2) What kind of camera shot the footage? I hope it wasn't a cel phone shooting at a variable frame rate. They make apps that force phones to shoot at a FIXED frame rate, which is what you need for AE.
3) Your frustration is GUARANTEED to continue until you get some basic After Effects training. Go here:
For best results go through it step-by-step. AE is just too quirky and complicated to try to dope it out on your own... and it doesn't help that most current version comes with a huge laundry list of bugs. You don't know if a problem's operator error or software error!
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it plays back probably 20-30% faster than it should.
check your preview panel. try and reset it and see if that solves your problem
if it does not, check your composition frame rate is the same frame rate as your footage. also, provide more information about your setup and show some full screenshots or screen capture if possible
I keep getting a message about not having enough space for the disk cache and no matter what I do it still says that... could that have anything to do with it?
probably just ignore it and click "never again" on show warning. I leave it ON to have an indication if I accidentally got my cache drive too full for some reason (say from unnecessary temp files)
This warning appears if you have the disk cache size set to greater than 80% of the available space on the drive. To make the warning go away, set the disk cache size to 80% or less of the free space on your drive, or like most of us - just click "never again" and don't bother with it. of course the exception is if you are using a system folder for a cache disk that is very low on disk space. you don't want to empty the system disk because of cache files.
Just needed to reset it! Thanks a lot, very helpful screenshot!
Great! thanks for the feedback.
Thank you so much, I've feel stupid now! haha never again will this happen !