If I were doing this I'd probably stick to conventional wisdom here and not mix and match frame rates.
That would have been nice, however there was someone else on the set who was shooting and offered to give me his footage for some coverage shots. I would very much like to use this footage.
I strongly suggest Jim's method, but you might try to convert one format to match the other. Mixing is not likely to yield good results.
You should be able to use AME to do the conversion for you, or you might need to find a suitable conversion program. Test any converted footage carefully.
With your camera I assume you have the audio required for the shoot and the
other camera is "bonus: footage.
Can you just use the audio from your camera? ie. the Master Audio Track
The overall audio was recorded with an external audio recorder and then synced to my master shot and each additional video clip was inserted within that "mastershot". So in order to preserve the uniformity of the audio I would like to just use the audio that was recorded externally(the onboard audio of both cameras is really bad because we were in such a high volume enviroment.
What Im having trouble understanding is that the audio is a seperate file than any of the video(all audio tracks from videos have been deleted in the sequence). The resulting video from export looks great but the audio is screwy.
as a side note: Ive started re-encoding all videos to be uniform, although I quite unsatisfied by this.
If you are using the Master Audio from an external separate source and none of the audio from either camera I would agree that you need to convert the wav file. I have no idea why the video clips would affect the export.
What happens if you export ONLY the 2nd camera footage with the soundtrack? (test a small WAB selection)
BTW: I recently shot / edited a similar music live event using an HVX202 and a Canon D5 (different frame rates) plus a mix from the desk (to the HVX). I had no issue with either audio or video.
If I export only the second footage w/ the soundtrack the audio still comes out bad.
Then I tried to export on the primary footage w/ the soundtrack and now the audio is coming out bad on it as well.
This is really starting to boggle my mind.
I saved my project in several different places.
after the initial sync of footage A and the sound track
and then I saved every time I synced a new clip into the video
If I revert back to the initial save of just the A footage and soundtrack The export works great.
If I go to the second save after I added one additional clip from footage b The audio doesnt work on export.
every save after including the final cut which I am working with now. the audio doesnt work on export
your example is precisely what I am working with except w/ canon 7d 29.997fps and canon t2i 23.997 with audio from a zoom h4n
What is the audio CODEC from the ZOOM device.
I believe it is uncompressed .wav 44.1khz stereo so no codec what do you think I should convert it to? I tried aac and when I attempted to import into my project it said it was unsupported.
Just to be certain, is this Linear WAV, or PCM/WAV? Though 44.1KHz should easily translate to 48KHz, if you convert to anything, you might bump that to 48KHz sample-rate, just to be safe. I think that I'd only bother, if I was converting, say from Linear WAV to PCM Wave.
It is an uncompressed linear PCM .wav 44.1khz 24 bit.
This file exports fine when I export it with video footageA.
It is when I add the other video footageB that it fails.
This is curious to me because the audio is essentially a soundtrack to the video ie(recorded seperately)
The resulting video looks great but the audio is just a loud buzzing/clicking type of noise.
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Linear WAV has caused others issues. I'd try using Soundbooth, or Audition to convert that to PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit, and see if that helps you. Should take but seconds to test.
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Are you exporting AUDIO as AAC?
Did you try anything else?
Hey guys I solved my problem by going back and starting from scratch.
It wasnt the audio format or the differing video formats but something else more elusive I guess.
the only difference between the project that works for export and the one that doesnt is; in the working project I gave a new audio and video track for every piece of footage I put in the sequence. Then I toggled off all camera audio.
In the one that failed, I had all of the video on one video track and deleted all audio tracks except the soundtrack audio so I only had one video track and one audio track.
I have no idea why this solved my problem.
My workflow was a little wierd for this project because I had such a mishmash of footage.
Thanks again for your time though.
That is interesting. I will have to read over that, just to make sure I have my head around the "cause." I had declared "wine-thirty," about two replies back, so I'll get back to it tomorrow AM.
The biggest thing is that you now have it going and working, as you desire. I'll toast to that!
Thanks for reporting,