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CG Coffyn
Browse sees 4 audio channels & transcodes 8 (there's only 2)
on Mar 9, 2019 at 6:07:35 pm
Last Edited By CG Coffyn on Mar 10, 2019 at 7:10:14 pm

I've only recently started using Catalyst Browse since we purchased a Sony camera. We record two channels, but when I ingest the footage from the camera cards (XDCAM, .mxf) Browse thinks there are two more channels, so two real channels and two empty channels. Then when I transcode to ProRes, Browse creates 8 mono channels. I've searched the web and looked into every nook and cranny of Browse to see if I"m missing anything. The manual sheds no light.

If I test transcode even from the Browse .mxf originals to ProRes with any other program all works fine, with the result of two audio channels.

I prefer using Catalyst Browse, at least for ingest, for ease of use and the fact that it maintains such detailed metadata (camera info) that the other programs loose.

Our setup: Macs running Mojave, Browse 2018.2, Sony Z90V, editing in the latest Premiere. We keep all original XDCAM card structures + the editing transcodes into ProRes.

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