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Your camera obviously is set to record 4 mono tracks. In a default sequence you have three stereo tracks and since mono tracks can not be placed in stereo tracks, you end up with 4 mono tracks in tracks 4 to 7. Look at the speaker icon on the left side of the track to see what I mean. BTW, you can delete empty audio tracks to move the new mono tracks up to 1 thru 4. Alternatively before you put any clips in the timeline, you can use the preferences to adjust the audio format.
You're right, it records 4 Mono Tracks.
I captured it right now on a Win7 PC and found out that there it shows one Video Track and one Stereo Audio Track on Audio 1.
I have made two screenshots:
This is how it looks like on my mac, when I capture something and put it into the timeline:
This is a screenshot from my PC:
I don't know whether its about a setting in my camera or a setting on my mac...?
Ok now i tested it with a camera of my friend, there we see one stereo track on the PC and on the Mac as well!
So it seems to be actually a setting of my camera...but on WIn7 it still works correct, on the mac not.
What camera is it that you capture from?
It does look like capturing with a MAC gives unexpected results and with a PC it is OK, if my assumption that your HDV camera records only one stereo track, as most do, is correct.
I figured it out: It was a setting on the camera, Audio on 32K instead of 48K...
Thanks again for your help