someone's gotta know this...
by garrett shore on Jan 16, 2005 at 5:31:57 pm
dear kona user and experts...
I hope that someone else out there has had this problem besides me.
I've been using the Kona 2 since september and am loving it. However, recently, i've experienced a strange audio
malfunction of some kind that i'm having considerable trouble pin-pointing.
Aja went so far as to send me a new card, but the problem still persists, laughing menacingly at me from seomewhere deep within
the dark recesses of my G5's inner-world.
Here it is.
When i log and capture my DVCPro HD 720p 59.94 format, i get a beautiful picture, but my audio will be missing random fractions of seconds in random patches.
The problem is written into my audio waveforms, where i simply see a tiny empty space where the drop-outs occur, (between the audio waveforms that indicate captured audio. )
what this means is that its not a playback issue. the audio is simply unwritten in those places..
I've tested this through both embedded and AES. I've tested this by resetting my scratch disks in Final Cut to the master to see if it was drive related. The same result came through.
then i cleaned the heads of my Panasaonic HD1700 deck only to result in the same audio drop-out pattern.
I've determined that it is not the tapes, becuase every tape has this problem now, even tapes ive captured flawlessly in the past. Also, when i offline them and recapture, the audio drop-outs appear in different places, meaning its truly random.
So what is going on here? Is this Kona related? is this computor related? is this a Final Cut malfunction? Is this a deck problem?
why can't i just capture my audio without having to summon the knowlege of an invisible cavalry of techs?