Are you able to apply an effect to a WAV file or audio clip other than from this camcorder?
BTW, do you mean your camcorder is an HDR-CX160? I could find no specs for an HDK-CX-160.
And have you ensured that you are NOT shooting in 60p or 50p?
And are you sure that cam shoots 5.1 audio? The specs I saw said it shot in stereo.
The camcorder is HDR-CX160. The specs I have show the audio recording system as “Dolby Digital 2ch” and “Dolby Digital Stereo Creator”. In checking the camcorder I found the frame rate setting as 60i.
I have two clips that were recorded from a Sony digital still picture camera (Power Shot SD780 IS) that also shoots video. The specs on that camera show “Movies: MOV (image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM) (Mono)”. The two clips from this camera produce the same results with the circle and cross through it.
I don’t know of any wav files that I have on my computer and certainly none in the Premier Elements projects. The “soundtrack” music that I installed on one project shows them to be wma files and they accept audio effects without any problems.
PS: I am a newbie to PRE although I have used PE for years, I bought your book and have found it very useful in learning PRE.
Glad you found the book helpful!
Since your video is stereo rather than 5.1, try opening a new project set up for AVCHD 1920x1080 stereo and see if you get any different results.
And do find a WAV file of some kind, even if you have to make one yourself using Windows Recorder or Audacity ( a great free audio program). This is an important test that will tell us if your audio effects are working or not.
You hit the nail on the head! Changing the settings to AVCHD Full HD 1080i 30 solved the problem! Fortunately my current projects are really not dependent on the audio effects but now I know now that my settings were wrong and future projects will benefit from this change. Thank you very much for your help.
And thank you once again for supporting the book, Bob! Happy moviemaking!