>project and original video files are stored on a USB hard drive
USB is not a fast enough data transfer rate for editing... you need to use eSata or Firewire800 for external drives
Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
USB is not a fast enough data transfer rate for editing.
For Uncompressed, I'd agree. But for any standard camera format, including AVCHD whose total bitrate is actually less than DV, such a drive will work fine. I use one all the time.
It's not ideal, mind you, but it does work. The hard drive is likely not the issue here.
This ARTICLE might offer some tips on "fixing" the OOS issues.
Obviously, finding the cause of the OOS issues and addressing them early on, would be better, than having to fix things in post.
Thanks for the advice. A USB drive is certainly not preferable. I'm going to use an eSATA instead, but I don't think that's the cause of the sync issues. I could manually try to correct the issues, but that just seems so time consuming, especially after paying so much for editing software. I loved CS3 for editing DV, but so far I'm very dissapointed with the sounds issues regarding AVCHD. Is there anyway to contact adobe to see if this is an issues others are having or if there is a fix?
Contact Technical Support.
I just opened a new forum question this issue. But it is not a duplicate since I think this thread went off on a USB drive issue instead.
It seems to apply to long takes in which the camera is automatically segmenting the files at 4gb. Premiere cs5 tries to put them back together and a audio sync problem occurs. If the files from a long take are imported separately, the audio sync is correct but it was a little tricky to get premiere NOT to automatically combine the files (see link).
We also have the same cameras and both our AG-HMC40P and AG-HMC150P are have this problem with long takes when imported into premiere.
You are right the audio sync on the original files is okay.