Question about late 2012 iMac and After Effects

Discussion in 'iMac' started by echomango, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    I love my new Imac 27 and it has been flawless on almost everything. But today I ran into a strange problem with After Effects. This was the first time using AE on the new machine. CS3 had been activated a while back and photoshop and others are working just fine. When I put an mp3 file into a composition and try to preview the sound comes back an octave or two lower than it should be. Weird. I tried the same file in an older imac with AE and it worked just fine. Could it be a setting somewhere that I have missed?

    Any help will be most appreciated!

    Tom
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Tried it with an uncompressed WAV or AIFF of that MP3 yet?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for this. I saved the file as an .aif and now when I try and preview the audio file it hangs. When I try to preview an mp4 it goes very quickly through it, like about 5x as fast from normal speed.

    This is all very odd since I used AE on this computer a while back but before I activated my CS3. The activation option seems to be greyed out in the help menu. When I try to register it says no connection to the internet. Could it be due to not having registered? This is nuts.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Have no knowledge of After Effects or CS3 unfortunately but audio files playing faster seems to point to a higher sample rate being used. Maybe see if there are sample rate options somewhere in your software? Good luck anyway.
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    Who else thought this was another image retention thread? :D :D

    (Sorry, not helpful I know. :D )
     

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