thecoalman wrote:Just curious and not that it should make a difference but does the audio go out of sync if you use AVI? as a source from start to finish.
I've been reading your earlier postings (here and on videohelp.com) with considerable interest; and given much
thought to your suggestion that videos are best captured in AVI. Lordsmurf, as you already know, suggests that analog captures requiring only the removal of clip segments (such as removing commercials) need not be construed as true "editing" and therefore ought to remain unchanged since nothing within the remaining clip will have changed. I'm still not sure this is totally accurate since I can understand that the ending, and leading frames between
that portion of a clip that has been removed can conceivably be altered in some way. For the moment I'm content to leave this for you and he (and those far more experienced than I) to resolve.
Nor have I attempted to record or capture anything in AVI since I currently have several 30-min to 2-hr (MPEG) programs stored on one of three hard drives. I perfer to deal with these before experimenting with the AVI vs MPEG issue.
This brings me to your comment above.
My recordings are simple (analog) cable TV programs in which I wish only to remove commercial ad segments, create chapter points and a menu before burning to DVD. Please trust that I have been meticulous regarding the setting of all properties and ensuring these properties match all the way through the capture/edit/author process.
Most of my captured MPEGs have commercial ads all throughout the clip which I remove during the editing process. However, because I've been having the same audio/video sync problems as so many others, I've been experimenting with a 2-hour commercial-free movie (captured from TCM) that requires nothing to be removed from within the movie itself. I'm simply deleting an unneeded portion from the beginning and from the end.
The most important point to be made here is that everything I do in this entire process plays back perfectly UNTIL
the final product is produced in the Share mode. So my question to you is this: If audio/video problems are inherent in a clip that has been captured in MPEG and NOT in AVI, wouldn't they show themselves in earlier renderings and BEFORE the attempt at the final process?
When I bring a clip into the Edit mode of UVS8 and delete the unneeded beginning and ending portion, the remaining clip is saved and becomes another seperate clip altogether. I have never had an audio sync problem at this stage. It is only at the final stage when I process in the Share mode and save this rendering to disk that the clip is OOS. (And YES, I make sure this clip is NOT in the Time Line when I begin the Share Mode.)
What do you think?
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