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mike miller
maddening sync issues
on Jan 18, 2011 at 5:57:24 pm

Hey everybody...pulling my hair out. i shot my sons christmas show on a panasonic dvx100B, DVNTSC 48k. plays back fine on the tape, audio is locked with video. i digitized the footage into a 1.5TB lacie d2 quadro which i set up as my capture scratch drive. i'm on a macbook pro running snow leopard, FCP v 6.06. the external drive is hooked up to the laptop via firewire 800 and i had the camera hooked into the external hd via firewire 800.

when playing back in fcp, over time the video seems to have drifted behind the audio. am i trying to digitize too long of a clip? does it have something to do with capturing to an external hd? never had a problem before, just recently loaded snow leopard, could that be the issue?

have another project "the nutcracker" a 2 hour show. most of it seems in sync, a section is off by 1:09, i slid the audio to match the video. exported from fcp imported into dvd studio pro burned a dvd, when i watch the dvd the clip is out of sync again...

i've uninstalled Final cut studio 2 using a remover program, reinstalled snow leopard, reinstalled final cut studio, ran software updater, etc...still sync issues...

help!
thanks in advance.
mike


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David Roth Weiss
Re: maddening sync issues
on Jan 18, 2011 at 6:29:04 pm

It's possible that you're encountering a FCP 6 and Snow Leopard issue. They are not a couple that are 100% in love with one another. Leopard and FCP 6 were happily married, and Snow and FCP 7 are blissfully wedded, but ver. 6 and SL are not a marriage made in heaven.

However, have you trashed your prefs and fixed permissions?

[mike miller] "am i trying to digitize too long of a clip?"

probably has nothing to do with the issue

[mike miller] " does it have something to do with capturing to an external hd?"

almost assuredly not... However, did you install the latest drivers meant for Snow Leopard? If not , that's a no, no...

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mike miller
Re: maddening sync issues
on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:02:06 pm

Thanks David...can I ask you how I go about trashing my prefs and permissions ? I'll try that first. If that doesn't solve it it sounds like my next option is upgrading to fcp 7...I will also see if I have the driver for the external drive installed ....not with my laptop right now.

It's folks like you that make creative cow so amazing.
Thanks


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David Roth Weiss
Re: maddening sync issues
on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:07:18 pm

Get yourself Preference Manager and use it to trash your preferences (it's free): http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/

And, fix permissions on your system drive using Applications>>Utilities>>Disk Utility

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


A forum host of Creative COW's Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums. Formerly host of the Apple Final Cut Basics, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.


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mike miller
Re: maddening sync issues
on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:18:45 pm

Thanks David ...I'll try this when I get home. Is fcp 7 worth $299!?


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mike miller
Re: maddening sync issues
on Jan 19, 2011 at 2:40:05 pm

Hey David...well, I trashed the prefs and ran disk permissions. then I blew away any trace of the "nutcracker" project including all media, etc. redigitized the first 50 mins of the program. panasonic dvx100b ntsc 48k, using "capture now". there is a point around 13 mins into the show where someone on stage slams a wooden box closed, i've been using this as a "clapper" to determine if audio and pic are in sync. during digi, the guy slams the box closed and the audio matches (so, sync if fine on original tape). however, after i digi this first tape, i opened it up in fcp (6.06), scrubbed to @ 13 mins in, and there is the sync issue again. you hear the wooden box "clap" then just over 1 second later you see the guy slam the box shut. so, i'm still out of sync!

I'm on a zero budget, so, trying to avoid upgrade to fcp7. especially since i have no way of knowing for sure if fcp 7 will correct the sync issue...

at a loss...
mike


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David Roth Weiss
Re: maddening sync issues
on Jan 19, 2011 at 4:10:42 pm

It seems as though your audio may have possibly been captured at 32K or 44.1.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


A forum host of Creative COW's Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums. Formerly host of the Apple Final Cut Basics, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.


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mike miller
Re: maddening sync issues
on Jan 19, 2011 at 4:41:41 pm

hmmm, no, camera shows 48k. channel 1 was recorded with a rhode shotgun mic for crowd sounds and channel 2 was xlr direct to the mixing board for clean music.

i re-re-re-digitized using batch digi and taking it in in 5min or less clips...touch wood, seems like that may provide a work around...

thanks again for your thinking/help on this david. my wife is like, that is so cool that you (from philly area) can get help from someone in LA!

mike


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