FCE no sound after import from iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by foshizzle, May 24, 2008.

  1. foshizzle macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    So I just bought final cut express 4, and i was able to convert my imovie 08 to XML then open in FCE4. After converting no sound comes out when I play it in the timeline. It shows the two sound channels and the audio levels next to the time line, but no sound out of the speakers. I can right click and 'open in editor' and it will open in soundtrack pro which i have from logic studio. In STP the audio plays fine, but not in FCE, which I would like to use to remove a hum with the audio filters. I'm probably missing something obvious, but i need someone else to point it out.

  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    Check the Drop down under "View" -> Video Out -> Canvas Playback

    Make sure it is "checked". ( enabled )

    ( I don't know why this would happen, I googled for it for you )

    When you say it shows the audio levels, are you saying when you scrub through it, the levels flicker as you would expect?

    Did you make sure your audio is rendered?
    run Sequence-> Render All -> Audio to make sure
    ( normally you do have to do this for iMovie imported audio in the past, don't know about iMovie 08 )

    Good luck!
  3. foshizzle thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    thanks for the quick response. Changing the view to the canvas playback was the solution, now I have audio.

    thanks again

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