Adding audio


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Adding audio

Importing audio files into After Effects is very similar to importing video files. As a matter of fact, quite often audio is embedded alongside the video when you import a video file. If it's an audio-only file, After Effects takes the most common formats like .wav, .aif, and .mp3. Just select them and import them. The one thing to be careful though, is make sure you have the rights to use any music or sound effects that you bring into After Effects. Whenever you combine audio--music--with graphics, you need a special license, known as a synchronization license, to put the two together.

So you can't just rip your audio CDs or download a track from iTunes; you need to make sure you are using stock music that's already been rights- cleared, or work with a local musician or band to compose some original music for you. There are also lots of great programs like Ableton Live, GarageBand, Sony ACID, et cetera, to make it easier for you to create your soundtracks. But once you have...

Adding audio
Video duration: 4m 8s 3h 48m Beginner Updated Nov 20, 2012

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Adding audio provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music

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Video
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After Effects
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