Bug? Wrong audio settings after importing Premiere project in 2020
Since Adobe 2020 there is a strange behaviour when importing a Premiere project in After Effects.
CC2019: I create a new project in PP, insert some video files into the timeline, and import it in After Effects. The single sequences in AE automatically get the effect "stereo mixer" with settings 100%/100%/-100%/100%. (1x for mono, 2x for stereo video)
CC2020: The same, but the Stereo Mixer has the settings 35,57%/35,57%/-100%/100% (even when importing PP2019 files), so the audio is way quieter than it should be.
Is this a bug? Or a feature? ;) Tested on 3 systems, Mac/Win.
Jacob Paul commented
Happens every time I use dynamic link (which is pretty much every project) and it's incredibly irritating. What possible reason could there be for adding two stereo mixer effects with volume levels at 35.57% to every layer? Why isn't this fixed yet?
@Andrei - Adding 20db gain to the final files at the end instead of deleting the stereo mixer tracks on each layer will severely compromise your audio quality and dynamic range. Adding 20db of gain to the files at the end will cost you 20db of dynamic range and won't bring back the lower amplitude audio that becomes inaudible/cut off with the initial loss of volume from the dual stereo mixers.
Andrei Renato Nascimento Borges commented
The same issue is happening to my projects.
For some years we've been doing the same workflow: importing edited ChromaKey timelines from Premiere to After Effects. Now, with the CC 2020 Update, the "Stereo Mixer" effetcs are changing my video final volume, so I have to apply a 20db gain to the final files.
Does someone have found the solution for that? Maybe changing the Premiere Timeline configs? Or something about the audio format, like Wav or Aiff? (My audio source is different from the video).
Antoine Autokroma commented
Isn't it an issue for you that all the tracks get downmixed :s ?