My editor would like to record VO. We are using a simple XLR mic hooked up into a mixer that is connected via RCA into a Matrox Mini which is then connected to our Avid via HDMI which is running 6.5.4. In system preferences I am able to see the levels from the microphone. However I am unable to get any kind of level when I'm in Avid. When I say in Avid I mean when using the capture tool. I have tried to use the Punch In Tool, but again don't see levels, and the microphone records hiss. Also when I do try and capture/record I get a strange frame rate error even though the project and the Matrox are set to 1080 23.98.
We do have a USB mic and it works as long as the Matrox Mini is disabled, but my Editor doesn't want to stop down and disconnect in order to do VO.
I'm not sure what more troubleshooting I can do. I can get Audio into the system, just not into the Avid as long as the Matrox is hooked up. Is there a setting I don't know about?
Any help you could provide would be most welcome.
My editor is on MacPro 10.7.5
2x2.4 GHz 6 Core Intel Xeon
16 GB of Ram