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Red frames and sound out of sync in HDV

Jun 14, 2013 1:11 PM

I'm fairly new to capturing HDV. I'm trying to capture from a Sony A1E into PPCS6. I'm choosing capture format HDV and Preset HDV 1080i25 (50i). I'm in England on the PAL system.

 

I'm able to capture, but the resulting footage always has the sound a good few frames out of sync. This can of course easily be dealt with. But more worryingly, I frequently get 1 or 2 or 3 frames of solid bold red. Clearly something is not right. Can anyone please advise? I'm about to do a big project which will entail digitising about six hours of footage, so I do need to get on top of this. Thanks.

 
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    Jun 14, 2013 1:15 PM   in reply to Aidan Bell

    Those red frames are inserted by Premiere Pro whenever there is a glitch with the tape.  It's a way of ensuring sound stays in sync, rather than just drop a frame, PP inserts a red one to keep things timed.  If your sound is still out of sync, it sounds like it missed a few glitches.

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 1:20 PM   in reply to Aidan Bell

    You might try using the free HDVSplit for capture instead of Premiere.

     

    HDVSplit

    http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 1:20 PM   in reply to Aidan Bell

    This is one of the fundamental flaws with HDV that always kept me away from it.

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 1:42 PM   in reply to Aidan Bell

    The dropped frames can result from bad tape,

    dirty or misaligned heads in the deck, etc.

    Could anyone possibly be kind enough to run quickly through the settings that I should be using on both camera and project?

    HDV settings on the camera,

    and a Sequence that matches your footage...

    1440x1080 (1.3333)

     

    Do this:

    DragAndDropCS6.png

     

    Or, right-click a media file and select 'New Sequence From Clip".

     

    How do I choose the right sequence settings?

    http://www.video2brain.com/en/lessons/how-do-i-choose-the-right-sequen ce-settings

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 1:53 PM   in reply to Aidan Bell

    Capture the footage in the format which it was recorded.

    Then import the files (if using HDVSplit), and do the above.

     

    Choosing a Sequence preset at the outset has no bearing

    on media you capture or import.

    If you chose an incorrect Sequence preset, just delete it

    and do what is shown above.

     

    If click a file and select 'New Sequence From Clip', surely it will just open a new sequence using the same, incorrect settings?

    Nope.

    That will create a Sequence that exactly matches

    your captured or imported footage.

    What I actually meant was, for instance; from the myriad flavours available is "HDV 1080i25 (50i)" the correct choice for the Sony Sony A1E?

     

    You can safely ignore all of the Sequence Settings

    initially presented when you create a new Project.

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 1:57 PM   in reply to Aidan Bell

    But my point is that perhaps the captured or imported footage is already incorrectly captured or imported in the first place!

    Relax... that is not the case.

     
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    Jun 14, 2013 2:22 PM   in reply to Aidan Bell

    What I actually meant was, for instance; from the myriad flavours available is "HDV 1080i25 (50i)" the correct choice for the Sony Sony A1E?

    Yes!

     
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    Jun 15, 2013 11:46 AM   in reply to Aidan Bell

    I have a hdv camera, never used hd tapes just the sony premium and never had a red frame.

    You might want to run a cleaning tape.

     
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