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After Effects On the Spot by Richard Harrington

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C H A P T E R
Sounds Good:
Using Audio in your Comps

Audio provides more than 70 percent of the experience when watching a video or movie. If the picture is less than perfect but the audio is clear, people will watch. Conversely, if the audio is poor and the picture is great, they’ll get weary of fighting to hear and give up.

After Effects is NOT an audio powerhouse, but it does have some powerful tools to tie your effects into your audio mix. Read on to learn how to get the best sound out of (and into) After Effects.

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Tap Out the Beat

This is our favorite way to sync keyframes to an audio track. If you can tap your finger to the music, you ...

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