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Malone Inzunza
FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 3, 2013 at 5:47:31 am

Hello,

I just got Final Cut Pro X and a Sony VX1000 camera. The first clips I attempted to capture into FCPX were out of sync. From my understanding the FCPX/ timeline audio sample rate needs to match the clips audio sample rate. The timeline's audio sample rate appears to be set to 48kHz, but the clips rate is 32kHz. I believe the VX1000 only shoots at 32kHz. Do I need to change FCPX's capture setting to capture at 32kHz instead of 48kHz? If so, how do I do that? From what I've read it was very easy to do so in older FCP versions, by just going Final Cut Pro> Audio/Video Settings> Capture Settings. I tried looking up how to do the same thing in the FCPX manual but was unsuccessful.

Thank you.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 3, 2013 at 7:39:31 am

File>New Project>Custom>Audio Sample Rate>32Khz

Of course, that might not change the capture settings. FCPX doesn't have a great deal of support for old cameras. You could try capturing with something else, like Quicktime for instance...

Cheers
Jeff K

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Malone Inzunza
Re: FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 3, 2013 at 9:59:52 pm

Ok, Does anyone know if this will change the capture settings? If not, how can I do this?

Thanks


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 4, 2013 at 3:20:58 am

You have no direct control over the capture settings. FCPX might respect the settings of the current project but as I said, I wouldn't hold my breath.

I suspect you will have to capture using some other software then import into FCPX from there.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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Malone Inzunza
Re: FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 4, 2013 at 3:27:40 am

Ok, not being able to control the capture settings is probably strictly not allowed in FCPX then, correct? It seems that it was easily possible in older versions. Can anyone else confirm all of this?

Assuming I'm forced to use another program to capture, what program would you recommend that I most likely already have or can download for free? I have heard that capturing in iMovie decreases quality, and was unaware you can capture in Quicktime.

Thanks again


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 4, 2013 at 5:42:46 am

Older versions of FCP came from the days when people actually used tape. With FCPX, support for capturing from tape is a bit of an afterthought.

iMovie captures DV digitally, the same as any other capture app. That's ones and zeroes to the hard drive - I'm not sure how it would affect the quality of your capture. Better yet, FCPX can directly import your iMovie project so you can capture in iMove, open the iMovie project in FCPX and you're good to go.

iMovie does capture DV in a marginally different format than FCP but the quality will be identical.

I personally use Live Capture Plus but looking at the CatDV website, I don't think they sell it any more.

I think iDive from Aquafadas still supports DV capture.

~Jeff K

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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Malone Inzunza
Re: FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 4, 2013 at 6:24:45 am

It would just be a lot easier to capture straight from FXPX. I haven't tried your original suggestion of opening a new project starting at 32kHz but I will tomorrow.

Another question: I am able to get any past version of FCP from a friend, if I am only going to be using the VX1000 would it be better to just get an older version? Not just for capturing purposes but in general. I guess this is starting a whole new topic, but I would appreciate your insight. You may not be familiar with my specific camera, but would it make more sense using an older, mini dv tape using camera, with an older FCP?

Thanks a lot...


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Malone Inzunza
Re: FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 4, 2013 at 9:58:55 pm

Any other opinions/suggestions on how I can capture directly into FCPX using a Sony VX1000(adjust capture settings)?

Thanks


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Doug Metz
Re: FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 5, 2013 at 6:19:03 pm

Couple of questions (assuming the footage was captured with FCPX via FireWire, yes?):

If you play back the captured footage directly in QuickTime, do you still have a sync issue?
If so, does the audio get progressively more out-of-sync as you go further into the clip (in QT)?

Doug Metz

Anode


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Malone Inzunza
Re: FCPX Audio Sample Rate Capture Settings
on May 6, 2013 at 5:34:07 am

[Doug Metz] "Couple of questions (assuming the footage was captured with FCPX via FireWire, yes?):

If you play back the captured footage directly in QuickTime, do you still have a sync issue?
If so, does the audio get progressively more out-of-sync as you go further into the clip (in QT)?

Doug Metz
"


Yes I captured via FireWire.

I played back the footage in QuickTime and it was out of sync, and got progressively more out of sync as it does in FCPX.


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