iOS devices have a variable frame rate, and the videos fluctuate between 24p and 30p. It's a headache, but they are not video standard 30p cause the frame rates vary, and it also records 24p as well. Just depends on how it feels when you hit record. Try doing the "new sequence from file" trick should atleast help.
Thanks demon_hunter83, did you mean dragging the video file into the new sequence icon, so Premiere can figure out what settings to use?
If so, I just tried that, but the audio still goes significantly out of sync...
Is there any sure-fire setting (or indeed application) which will edit iPad videos without sync issues?
iMovie app in the app store? Iphone4s vid can go out of sync, but nothing terribly bad.
Sent from iPhone 4s
I have the same issue. Too bad nonody has figured out how to edit Ipad 2 movies in Premiere CS6. On the other hand, Final Cut X does not have any issues.
On the other hand, Final Cut X does not have any issues.
Well, they are both 'consumer' level products.
To update my original post, I have found this problem happens about half the time.
Sometimes there's no issue and the audio is in sync when imported into Premiere, but at other times it's way off.
I did however find a workaround which has resolved the problem on my iPad3 videos which were out of sync and that was to first import the video clip into iMovie on the Mac first, then simply export it again using the 1080p option. The subsequent file is much larger (so there's been an annoying re-encode), but when imported into Premiere, the audio is at least now in sync.
I used this to fix the audio on a couple of the videos you can find on this page (all of which apart from the last one were filmed on the iPad3)
Since the video wasn't exactly critical to start with, I'm not too bothered by the re-encode.
Let me know if this fix works for anyone, and also if anyone comes up with a different solution.
That is not a solution at all. It adds hours of processing to the workflow. I have to edit and publish in Youtube a 1 hour long video every saturday.
Adobe has to fix this. I don't want to move over to Final Cut
I called for support and they said there is no workaround right now. They also instructed to go and report the bug by looking in Google "adobe feature request".
I cannot believe that Adobe Premiere cannot do what $16 software like Imovie can do.
Adobe is not Apple, and does not have the same level of access to the file format as the Apple programmers (my opinion, I do not work for Apple)
If an Apple program does better at editing an Apple format video... use the Apple program
Adobe has to fix this.
You don't see any responsibility on your part to use a proper video camera recording to a supported format for your "mission critical" work?
Easy to fix, just open with Quick Time 7 pro, then export to .mov changing the frame rate to 23.976. It works for me
Yes, when dealing with many Apple formats, QT Pro (only the Pro version will do the conversion) is a good conversion tool. I still find it to be a less-desirable player, but that is another story.
I my windows Quick Time, when I try to export, I don't get the option to export yo 24.976, only to 24. Is this right? Are you using a Mac?
I had an issue with an Iphone 5 where the Audio was out of sync on the timeline, however it played fine in media player and quicktime player.
Open the file in quicktime, go to save as and save as a refrence movie under a differnt name. use the new created file. import and your done.
Just experienced the same issue. I'm usually quick to judge Apple on these things but the video plays fine in everything BUT Premiere. It seems to be an issue with Premiere's handling of variable frame rate video formats. My solution was use the free HandBrake utility to convert the video to a constant frame rate prior to import, and I made a video as an example (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZGfZQy5Ijw). It's not the "solution" that people want, but it's the solution that works until Adobe can resolve the problem with a patch to Premiere, which seems more and more unlikely