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Old August 16th, 2005, 08:46 AM   #16
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Reduce the variables

It seems there are too many places the problem might be.
I recomend :-

1) look at what the camera is recording:
check this by listening on the camera's headphone jack on stereo headphones whilst changing from ch1+2/ch3+4/mix, then check you can change from 4 channel 32KHz, to 2 channel 32 KHz, to 2 channel 48 KHz and back.

2) Check what you have recorded:
Goto VTR mode and check that it has been recorded as 4 channel 32KHz. Then check you can hear each of ch1+2/ch3+4/mix on the headphones.

3) Check what the cammera is puting out by connecting it to a TV: can you hear all three channels?

4) If possible try a different DV capture app on a different machine eg Scenalyser on a PC. (This may allow you to bypass the problem anyway.)

If all of the above work you can be sure that (a) you are cotroliing the camera's audio as you intend, (b) the problem is outside the camera.

5) next try a different capture app on the same machine eg iMovie.

If that works then the problem is likely to be somewhere in your set up of fcp.

NB. to my knowledge fcp can only capture two audio channels at a time from a DV camera, but I have previously captured ch 3+4 with or without video from my XL2 with fcp.
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