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Old November 24th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Who wants to solve my audio mystery...and be my hero?

I'm pulling my hair out. I have a GL2 and use Premiere Pro.

I may be "against the grain" but I use my onboard mic for a lot of the coverage. Wireless mic for vows etc but my onboard mic had always done well for me.

Recently I uploaded a wedding and the tapes were bad. Audio was crap, tape was choppy etc. All the tapes did this including the one from my second cam so I knew it wasn't the tapes.

I swapped out the firewire with an old one and the tapes uploaded fine.

The next wedding the EXACT same thing happed but the tapes got worse as I uploaded. I bought a brand new firewire and they uploaded much better.

Since then I am noticing that ALL my tapes are uploading with VERY crackly, tinny, vibrational audio. This NEVER used to be a problem. It's taking me FOREVER to clean up in post.

Interesting thing...if I input a camcorder DIRECTLY to the TV and watch a tape that way there is NOTHING wrong with the footage/audio.

Any experience with this?
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Old November 24th, 2010, 03:19 PM   #2
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Since you did the right troubleshooting and found the new FW cable helped and by going directly to a TV let me ask what kind of connection you used to connect to the TV? If it wasn't FW and that can not be done I would try to load to another computer with FW. It might be a bad FW port on the computer. Troubleshooting like this is a pain but you are going in the right direction...1 thing at a time until it's solved.

See if you can use someone elses computer even if it's a different NLE just to see if it works. Bring your new FW cable so you keep the chain intact.

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Old November 24th, 2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Don! I will try to upload with the new firewire to the downstairs computer. When I was eyeballs deep in the problem a few days ago I did use a USB cable on the basement computer to upload out of curiosity and you can well imaing that it was crappy JUST because it was USB.

I am just using and A/V wire for the camera to TV connection.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #4
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If nothing else works then I would load the audio in the computer the analog way insted of spending time cleaning it up after using FW.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #5
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Good idea. That is WAY more time effective!
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Old November 25th, 2010, 09:10 AM   #6
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Mystery solved! It is a faulty F/W port in the camcorder I use as an uploader. Thanks everyone!
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