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Old January 22nd, 2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Is Final Cut Pro (or other "standard" Mac apps) capable of capturing 4 channels of DV audio at once? I'm a PC user stuck with Adobe Premiere (which can't do it) and am thinking of converting to Mac. Not being able to get all 4 channels of audio at once in Premiere has always been a problem for me, and using other programs to do it really kills the streamline for my editing.


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Old January 22nd, 2007, 03:04 PM   #2
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Michael, I did a search on the forums and looks like you can. I haven't tried it personally, so perhaps someone else can hop in. I'm pretty new to FCP and not in front of my machine at the moment.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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The latest version of QT and FCP supports 4 channels of audio capture.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 11:48 PM   #4
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I may be reading you wrong, if so, ignore this.

But if you've talking about 4 track recording mode in DV capture on a low-end camcorder, be careful you're not reducing your audio sampling rate from 48Khz down to 32Khz or lower.

Non DV standard (2-channel 48Khz) sampled audio has caused more timeline screwups among guys I've helped in the past 6 years than ANY other single problem.

(OTOH, if you're doing double system or something like A/D capture from Digibeta via SDI or Fiber Channel with concurrent 4-channel audio - then never mind!)
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