Check your sound card settings - it may be set for stereo sound only.
For example I have a Creative X-Fi card and in normal use have it set to 2.1 sound (stereo and subwoofer) as I mostly play music. I only set it to 5.1 sound if playing games.
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Hi, The Laptop i'm using only has stereo speakers.
My question was more about the PE8 Interface and weather I can choose which of my 4 recorded audio tracks I use when i'm editing a movie...
Are you saying that if PE8 was installed on a PC with a 5.1 sound output card I would have the option i'm looking for?
Premiere Elements does not support 5.1 or even four-channel audio from a miniDV camcorder, Neville.
With a capture over FireWire, you get only the two main audio channels.
Hi Steve & thanks for the reply,
So to be clear, PE8 cannot handle a DV video signal with more than a single (stereo) audio signal?
Is this a limitation of the PE8 software or a limitation of the Firewire protocol? Or both?
One possible way around this would be to record the second audio pair from the camera as a WAV file. I could then synchronise this new audio file with the video in PE8. Do you think this is feasible?
Or perhaps there is a better way around the problem…
Can you recommend any other fourums that might be of use here?
You are correct, in that PrE cannot Capture the second stereo-pair, i.e. channels 3 & 4. This is a limitation in both PrE and PrPro too.
For SD material, most folk recommend SceneAlyzer as a Capture program. For HD, HDVSplit is the recommended Capture program. Many feel that these are the Capture modules, that SHOULD have been incorporated in both Adobe NLE's.
The 4 Audio channels are the problem. IIRC, there is also a Canon Capture program, usually shipped with the camera (some Sony's also have 4-channel Audio), and it will bring in the Video and all 4 channels. Not sure of the name, but I do recall mention being made of it.
For some background on the XL1's 4-channel Audio, you might want to search the PrPro forum, as this has been discussed in several threads in the past. You will find a lot more detail, than my feeble memory allows me to share with you.
Hello guys I have a one question:
What do you think about video recording for weddings to use CANON XL1 and after editing video with Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5 ?
I haven't experience with this Canon XL1 & because I started now my little business , thats why I need your advise and normally my financial situation allow me for now only Canon XL1 .
It's always best to start a new thread with a new and unrelated question, AustWeb. But let's see if we can help you anyway.
A Canon XL1 is a miniDV camcorder and should interface perfectly with Premiere Elements. Even if you captured the video in another program (like Premiere Pro) you should be able to edit it in Premiere Elements, provided it was captured over a FireWire connection as DV-AVIs.
I'm not sure what you mean by "after editing with Premiere Pro" though. Clearly, you won't be able to open a Premiere Pro project with Premiere Elements. They're two very different programs. But you can output a DV-AVI of your finished work in Premiere Pro and that should import right into Premiere Elements.