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Aaron Neitz
Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 5:44:08 pm

I going to probably have to chalk this up to a Flying Cow that's going bad.

I feed the Cow AES, and then XLR into my mixing board. On certain types of audio - like interviews with unmixed audio - I'm getting 'crackling' sounds on my speakers. Almost like the AES is breaking up/losing word sync/digital overload.... But I can listen to music, or a mixed track, and all sounds well. The meters in FCP AREN'T peaking - but they're averaged VU meters.

It hasn't been a problem before. But I'm newer to Kona 3 and was using SPDIF from my old cards.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 6:47:36 pm

As a test try hooking up the Konas RCA outs to see if you still get the crackling.

Jeremy


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Aaron Neitz
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 7:11:44 pm

No break out box = no analog audio outputs.

But this is interesting: I'm feeding SDI to a digibeta, and I can hear the crackling there also.

No problems if I listen to audio over Mac headphone output.



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 7:28:35 pm

Yeah, this has been an issue with FCP and capture cards for a while. What version of everything are you on? FCP, QT, Kona Drivers, Mac, etc.

I have noticed that with my newest setup (MacPro 8 core, QT 7.3.0, Kona V4 OR 5, FCP 6.0.2) that this problem has been severely decreased.

When it happens, you start and stop and then it goes away, right?

Jeremy


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Aaron Neitz
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 7:47:30 pm

MacPro 8 core
FCP 6.0.2
KONA 4
QT 7.3

Yeah, it's intermittent. Very frustrating with people watching dailies and freaking out their audio guy ruined something. I've just taken to listening to everything via the headphone jack



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 8:04:27 pm

A call to AJA might be worth it.

Jeremy


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Warren Eig
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 8:08:23 pm

It's not a word clock issue?

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 9:21:01 pm

What are you suggesting, is what I should say.




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Warren Eig
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 9:41:31 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "What are you suggesting, is what I should say.
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I mean in digital audio, pops and crackles can be attributed to improper sync generation or word clock-- equivalent to a a black burst ref generator for video.

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 9:52:12 pm

That's what I thought you meant.

i have found that it doesn't matter if there's sync or not, freerun or not, sync to video or not, it usually is a weird intermittent problem. Although, like I said, it seems to have subsided with the FCP6 drivers for me anyway.

Jeremy


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Aaron Neitz
Re: Audio Break Up from AES
on Jan 16, 2008 at 9:57:22 pm

I second Jeremy. It's specific to FCP 6. I can run the files in 5 and they sound fine.

It DOES sound like noise we used to get back in the day with DAT's and word sync and all that. But this machine is standalone, no input video or black burst, straight out of Kona.



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