I am assuming that the eSATA external is 7200 RPM. Is that correct?
Thanks, and good luck,
PS - Any Matrox, Black Magic or similar card involved?
PPS - Also, are the internal HDD's also 7200 RPM?
Message was edited by: Bill Hunt - Added PS's
The speed of a hard drive isn't likely to affect sync at all.
Do the files play correctly outside of Premiere Pro?
@Hunt - Yes the external drives are 7200 rpm, its a stripped raid array. Internal disc are also 7200 rpm. There are no cards other than the eSata controller for the external HDD.
@Jim - no the captured footage does not play correctly outside of Premiere. I have tested playing the files with the VLC player. When viewing the footage on the camera's little fold out screen or in Premiere's capture window the audio appears to be in sync.
I have notice that the timecode indicating playback in the capture window "stutters" periodically through out the capture. I thought this was due to the computer running to many apps but it was freshly restarted when I was capturing this footage today. The specs on the CPU are as follows:
- 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
- 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
- 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 RPM
External HDD is a Sonnet Fusion D400QR5
Thank you for that info.
That "stuttering" TimeCode is a bit of a puzzle.
@Hunt - You're welcome.
Since I am out of ideas I went out and purchased a 4 pin to 9 pin firewire cable just in case. I'll post the the results around 11 am est tomorrow.
I had a similar problem when I was recording to tape and tried to sync between two cameras. It was caused by dropouts on the tape. I was using non HD rated tape for HD recording. It wasn't noticeable when played back from the camera, but it caused a problem with the audio when played back on Premiere. You will have to look through your capture to find the dropouts (picture stutters) and edit them out.
I recaptured the footage this morning with the new cable I purchased last night. It appears that worked. The captured footage viewed through the Source Monitor is now sync'd up. I'll keep posting here if the results change with future captures.
Thanks for all the feedback.