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I have to provide an answer to a million questions just to get ONE answer to MY question? Thats a bit nuts. Im using Adobe Premiere Pro. When I export a video to .avi the audio is out of sync with the video. I have tons of space on my harddrive and tons of RAM. Whats an easy way to fix this problem?
>Whats an easy way to fix this problem?
That depends on what's causing it, which is difficult for us to diagnose without further information.
Specifically, what type of video are you working with? (Please don't say AVI or MOV. They're file types, not video types.)
What sequence settings are you working in?
What are your export settings?
The thing is that im COMPLETELY new to this program. I dont know how to use anything. Im just using it to increase the audio for now until I can learn more.
If you don't want to use the suggested structure for answering questions, you can start by being specific about what you did and what you did it with (which is what Jim said mostly):
> Im using the latest version of Adobe P.P.
Since this is the CS4 forum, we'll assume CS4, with update?
> But when I import a 10 minute video
What is the format of this video? If you don't know for sure, use the GSpot utility.
What are you importing it into (the settings of the sequence.
> increase the audio,
How are you increasing the audio; there are multiple methods. Be specific as to what you did.
> then export it
What settings did you use to export it?
I transfered video from my TV to my PC with equipment. I then imported that video into Windows Movie Maker, to cut pout the commercials. I then export it from Windows Movie Maker into .wmv. Ithen imported it into Adobe, right-clicked, selected "audio gain"...increased the audio to 19.5db. I then went "file>export>movie>save" Then when I play the movie which is now in .avi, the audio is completely out of sync with the video.
>I dont know how to use anything.
Then I'd suggest using another program until you've had a chance to learn something about video production in general, and specifically had time to read through the entire Premiere Help file so you can learn how to use this very sophisticated, professional level program.
For example, do all your tasks in WMM. If you can't adjust the audio in Windows Movie Maker, then perhaps Premiere Elements would be a better choice.
Brad, yep, that's a pretty ugly work flow, but hey, you'll get there.
One better option would have been to export from WMM as a DV AVI. But WMM makes a Type 1 DV AVI, and you need to convert that to Type 2 for PPro. (There is a free utility to make the conversion; don't recall it right off.)
That may (or may not) do the trick.
So you guys dont know how to fix this problem? I mean for an expensive program, I would expect the audio to be in sync with the video.
With professional camera formats, it usually is. With consumer media not designed for editing, results do vary.
> So you guys dont know how to fix this problem?
The fix depends on the problem. The potential fix I suggested has a good chance of working in some situations. But we don't know what your situation is.
> transfered video from my TV to my PC with equipment.
We don't know what format/codec the resulting video is. This can make a huge difference and is the most likely source of your audio ending out of sync, even if it is in sync in WMM. (It is tempting to ask what kind of equipment you used, but ultimately it is information about the file that will be at issue.)
> export it from Windows Movie Maker into .wmv. I then imported it into Adobe,
With what project settings? wmv is not that easy to edit in PPro, and it will make a difference how you set it up.
> "file>export>movie>save" ... now in .avi,
There are some choices on how the avi audio is exported. What are your export settings?
The export settings are:
File type: MICROSOFT DV AVI
Embedding option: none
Frame rate: 29.97