Smart Mix should not turn on automatically. Are you sure that's what's happening?
What are you doing when this happens?
Thanks for your reply.
I’m thinking this must be some corruption in the install and will try a clean start. I had searched Google and the forums, online manuals and tutorials before asking for advice. No one else seems to have this specific problem with Smart Mix.
I took a movie ( *.mov 1080 and 30 fps) with a Cannon SX210 Power Shot. Recorded some music onto the computer while taking the movie. Computer file was saved to a 192 kbs mp3 and loaded onto the sound track. These were sync’d together and then the attempt to mute the camera track.
Sync works extremely well but also noticed if the camera audio is deleted (which I tried as an alternative to disabling Smart Mix), the mp3 is thrown several frames out of sync requiring a visual/audio readjustment. Hope this quirk is also specific to my install.
The problem with Smart Mix feels buggy or too fragile.
The auto adjustments start with random factors. Once while nudging the mp3 track. Another time when changing from the timeline to the sceneline view. As long as the audio mixer window is up, 90% of the time the settings will stay, but once closed, the automation starts. Muting the camera audio doesn’t hold if the window is closed since closing the audio mixer unchecks the mute and the automation begins again. I’ve tried opening the Smarx Mix window and disabling all the tracks but this doesn’t override the problem.
Will try the clean install and see if this does anything. Looks like the problem doesn’t exist outside of my setup or at least not widely reported. Again, appreciate your help.
Fresh install seems to have fixed everything for now. Keeping my fingers crossed.