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Learn to add Audio to Video in After Effects

If you’re eager to elevate your projects with the mesmerizing touch of music, then this tutorial is your perfect companion. We’ll guide you through the simple steps of seamlessly integrating music into your creations using Adobe After Effects. Whether you’re a newcomer or have limited experience, our easy-to-follow instructions ensure that you’ll be successfully adding melodies to your videos in no time. Let the rhythm of your imagination harmonize with the power of After Effects, and watch your projects truly come to life. Embark on this journey with us and transform your videos into captivating audiovisual experiences.

Step-by-Step Guide to Adding Audio to Video in After Effects:

Step 1: Creating a New Composition

  1. Launch Adobe After Effects and create a new composition.
  2. Rename the composition to “Audio.”
  3. Set the resolution to 1920×1080 pixels and the frame rate to 30 frames per second.
  4. Adjust the duration to match your video clip’s length.

Step 2: Importing Video and Audio

  1. Go to the File Menu and import both the video clip and an audio file.
  2. Drag the video clip into the composition.
  3. Drag the audio file into the composition.

Creating a Fade-In Effect:

Step 3: Applying Fade-In to Audio

  1. Navigate to the audio properties under the Music section.
  2. Under the audio waveform, observe the audio levels.
  3. Click the audio waveform stopwatch icon to add a keyframe for audio levels.
  4. Move about 2 seconds forward on the timeline and drag the keyframe.
  5. Return to the first frame and set the audio levels value to -50.

Creating a Fade-Out Effect:

Step 4: Adding Fade-Out to Audio

  1. Drag the time cursor to the point where you want the fade-out to begin.
  2. Add a keyframe for audio levels.
  3. Move 2 seconds forward on the timeline and change the audio levels to -50.

Final Touch: Bolder Headlines

To make the headlines stand out more prominently, you can adjust their appearance:

  1. Select the headline text.
  2. Open the Character panel (Window > Character).
  3. Increase the font size to make the text bolder and more prominent.
  4. You can also experiment with changing the font weight, and color, or adding a shadow to further enhance the visual impact.

Congratulations! You’ve Mastered Audio Fades in After Effects.

Project File Details:

UpdatedFebruary 14, 2024
CompatibilityAfter Effects CC
Required PluginNo
Size9 MB
CategoryAfter Effects Tutorials