I ran into another problem. While waiting for a response to this I was going to edit some footage I took on my phone the other day. It's a Samsung Galaxy S4 and records in 1080p. Once I started editing everything was fine and now the audio and video are out of sync as I got about 5 minutes into editing the video.
In Premiere Elements 13, you can right click the Timeline audio and select Audio Gain from the pop up menu that appears. This will bring up the Clip Gain dialog which includes a Normalize button. Is that what you used in a prior version?
When you establish your volume, do you do that with the Audio Meter on. See Window Menu/Audio Meters.
Premiere Elements (many versions) has a problem with video that is recorded with a variable instead of a constant frame rate. The problem ranges from audio out of sync to not being able to import the a file at all. A typical remedy is to take the video into a free program such as HandBrake and export your video from there a H.264.mp4 with constant instead of variable frame rate.
I will provide a step by step how to if necessary.
Please review and consider and then let us know the outcome.
Hey thank you for the help A.T. Romano. I will try the normalize feature and hopefully that will work. I did not use a prior version of elements, I used a completely different editing program that had a "Volume Leveling" option which leveled out the voice of myself and my friend.
I did download handbrake and it's producing the video at a "constant" framerate now so hopefully that works. Thanks a lot!
Thanks for the follow up.
As your schedule permits, please let us know the outcome.
"Normalizing" worked great. Thank you for that. However, handbrake did not fix my problem for the audio/video not being in sync. It starts off fine but gets worse as the video goes along. I used handbrake to re-produce it as a "constant" framerate and that didn't fix it.
I left the default H.264 setting for the codec. Would it help to change that to MPEG-4?
Thanks for the update. Great news that the "Normalizing" worked for you.
As for the audio out of sync, were you listening to the Timeline content (video and its linked audio) rendered or unrendered? Was there an orange
line over the video content when you were doing the listening?
Are you confident about using HandBrake for the conversion of variable to constant frame rate?
Also, what did you (manually) or the project (automatically) set as the project preset for the GalaxyS4's 1080p. Assuming NTSC setup,
DSLR 1080p30@ 29.97
See Edit Menu/Project Settings/General and the readings there for Editing Mode, Timebase, Frame Size, and Pixel Aspect Ratio, and let
us know what those readings are.