6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2014 4:22 PM by the_wine_snob

    Sound synchronization with Premiere Elements 10

    phildreams

      Hi all

      I am using Adobe Premiere Elements 10. I have a 15 minute film that works well when I play it within Elements 10.

       

      However, when I go to "Share", and save it as a Windows Media file, the soundtrack does not match the video. It starts off OK, but by the time I get to the end, there is a noticeable difference between image and soundtrack.

       

      Any ideas on how to fix? Many thanks.

      Phil

        • 1. Re: Sound synchronization with Premiere Elements 10
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          Phil

           

          What computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 10 running on?

           

          With your particular choice of wmv export, do you have the option to alter the bitrate of the audio?

           

          Do have alternative choice for the export?

           

          More later.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: Sound synchronization with Premiere Elements 10
            phildreams Level 1

            Hi ATR, thanks for responding

             

            > Windows 7 Home Premium

             

            > I just saved as QuickTime, and I get the same problem: a noticeable lag on the audio.

             

            > As I save to WMV, I have the following audio settings:

             

            Bitrate Settings:

            Encoding Passes: One or Two

            Bitrate Mode: Constant, Variable Constrained, Variable Unconstrained

             

            Basic Audio Settings:

            Codec: Voice 9, 9.2 Lossless, 9.2, 10 Professional

            Audio Format: large selection of A kbps, B kHz, C channel and D bit VBR

            Peak Audio Bitrate: 441 to 10000 sliding scale

            Peak Audio Buffer Size: 0.01 to 10 sliding scale

             

            Phil

            • 3. Re: Sound synchronization with Premiere Elements 10
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              Phil

               

              I think that what you posted is what you are seeing rather what has been set by you or the program.

              After this round of questions, I will post the specific settings that I would like to see for your wmv export.

               

              But first....

               

              1. What are the properties of what you are putting on that Premiere Elements 10 Timeline? I need the following from a video audio properties readout for your source video or from knowing the brand/model/settings of the camera use to record the video:

               

              video compression

              audio compression

              frame size

              frame rate

              interlaced or progressive

              file extension

              pixel aspect ratio

               

              2. What are you setting as the project.preset? In that regard, what does it show under Edit Menu/Project Settings/General and its Editing Mode, Timebase, Frame Size, and anything else that might help (grayed out or not).

               

              From that I will suggest a wmv export, hopefully that will play back with audio in sync.

               

              Thanks.

               

              Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

               

              ATR

              • 4. Re: Sound synchronization with Premiere Elements 10
                phildreams Level 1

                Many thanks ATR.

                I have just realised, through trial and error, that the problem is with Windows Media Player.

                If I play the exported files through other media players I have no problem.

                Therefore it's Windows Media Player that is providing the lag.

                Thanks again

                Phil

                • 5. Re: Sound synchronization with Premiere Elements 10
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  Phil

                   

                  Thanks for the good news. Great to hear problem resolved. Good work.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: Sound synchronization with Premiere Elements 10
                    the_wine_snob Level 9

                    Phil,

                     

                    Unfortunately, the two most popular, and often-used media players, WMP, and Apple's QuickTime Player, are two of the worst. Each has issues, and there are often no fixes for them.

                     

                    The most often suggested "replacements" are VLC Player, MediaPlayer Classic HC, and GOM Player - all free.

                     

                    Not really sure why the "big boys" can't offer a perfect media player, but neither seems inclined - or maybe they are shooting for something else?

                     

                    Good luck,

                     

                    Hunt