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05 May 2008, 10:24 PM
Alright, I think I have another silly question for the Fusion gurus out there.

If I have footages with sound, is there a way to implement that sound with out having to implement the sound separately in a saver node?

So far it seems to me that I would have to add in the sound separately. If there is an option that will use the sound thats already in the video asset, that would be great!

I am working with .avi files if that conflicts anything.

Appreciate the suggestions as always.


05 May 2008, 10:23 AM
You can right-click the audio button at the bottom to select your audio source. Never used it myself, so no idea how well it works. Don't expect great performance working that way though....

05 May 2008, 02:20 PM
Appreciate the suggestion but that approach does not work at all. I applied the sound of the AVI by right clicking the speaker icon and choosing the avi file. I tried renders having both the icon selected and not selected. Nothing works. If I were to try and use the AVI in the saver tool under the audio>sound file, my renders will not be complete and errors take place.

Anymore suggestions would be great.


05 May 2008, 02:31 PM
I see. Didn't know it was for rendering. No, there's no other way. Also, I wouldn't do that in Fusion. Even Eyeon themselves advise against it. It's there because it can be convenient as an interim solution, but it's much better practice to keep audio and video separate and combine them in an editing application...

Hope that helps.

05 May 2008, 02:40 PM
Yeah, thats what I thought. It makes sense to keep the audio and video separate, just wanted to do quick renders in Fusion for quick presentation purposes with sound. Was hoping that I didnt have to do more work to just add in the sound.

Thanks buddy, you were a world of help and apologies with the noob questions on Fusion.

I only picked this software package up a couple of weeks ago. It is such a kick ass app! So easy to pick up, specially if you are use to shading with a modular system (nodes) in 3D.

Again, I highly appreciate it.

All the best!


05 May 2008, 09:15 PM
No worries, glad to help.

We were all noobs when we started, and Fusion is deep enough to still make me feel like one sometimes. Which I like actually. :)

It's a fabulous application, make sure to check for tons of tips and tricks, and is a pretty lively place as well.


05 May 2008, 01:09 AM
COOL! Thanks for the links--Checking them out right now!

I dont care what anyone says about you....hehehehe.



05 May 2008, 11:54 PM
According to the manual, Fusion only supports wav and dpsreality DVA files.

So I guess the answer is no:shrug:

This is a feature I would love, because it's nice to have a sound clip playing for timing and feel of a piece. With the current implementation you can only play the sound once and it just goes on even though you stop the playback. Lots of times it doesn't even play back real time.

We can only hope :)

05 May 2008, 01:50 PM
Thats ashame. It would be wonderful if Fusion can allow easy setups for sound without limitations. The program basically does everything else needed for compositing...why not also include vast options with sound implementations.

Oh, well...I will just use Fusion to obtain alphas and migrate the alpha clip into After Effects CS3 with the original green screen footage with sound and render the clip in that sense.

Thanks fellas...I really appreciate the time for the response and quick research.


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