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
I'd recommend recapturing the tapes. Coming from VHS, they should be a constant 29.97 fps.
Thanks for the replies.
I recorded it with the EasyCap, a USB device. And I used the GoldenVideos software. Is there a way to conform everything to fixed FPS with keeping the audio in sync?
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
If I were you I would recapture with a proper device.
Easycap is just a waste of money imo.
With any luck you can relink in Premiere.
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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
I ordered the 55 model yesterday, and already got it deliverd this morning. Everything is working perfectly now. It's really worth the extra money!
Thanks for the info guys :-)
Glad that it's working for you, and thanks for reporting your success.