I imported a bunch of old VHS tapes and done some editing on them. But I now notice that the audio is out of sync.
When I pull the audio in sync on one point, then the audio won't be in sync anymore on another point.
I'm guessing this is due to the variable frame rate. Somethimes it's 26, somethimes 24. Premiere Pro indicates each imported VHS tape as 24,08 FPS or 24,89 FPS.
When I chose to create a new sequence from the clip settings, they audio is also out of sync.
Is there a way to get my audio in sync? When I play the clips in VLC or something, the audio is in sync.
Thanks in Advance and happy Holidays to you all!
How did you digitize your analog tapes... what device did you use, and what is the codec of the resulting file?
If you used a device that created DV AVI files (see below) it should not have created a variable file
1st, exactly what is inside the files?
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
Once you know what you have, you MAY be able to find a program to create what you really need... which is DV AVI Type 2 with 48khz 16bit audio
If you have a lot of tapes, do go to the Grassvalley site I linked
I am with the others, on using an A-D device.
Most capture cards, and non-FireWire devices, that I have seen, suffer from OOS (Out Of Sync) issues. Usually, the OOS is static, so that one can manually re-sync pretty easily, but in some cases, it is dynamic (changing % over time), which requires much more work. This article might be helpful to work with what you have, but a Canopus/Grass Valley unit will likely pay for itself, if you have many tapes to work with: http://forums.adobe.com/message/1982330#1982330
Thanks a lot every for the information. Indeed you hwere right, it's a pain in the *** to synchronize everything. I guess the best way is to buy a decend device.
Is there a cheap device that you would recommend me from Grass Valley? I was thinking about the ADVC55.
The model 55 is one way, from tape to computer
The higher models are two way, in case you ever want to write back to tape
The model 300 (I think is the model number) has extra circuits to help with "older" tapes
But... read the product descriptions at http://www.grassvalley.com/products/converters and decide
Only you know what you want to do, and the features you need... and how much $$ you want to spend