Premiere 7 Audio Problem - No Audio On Clip Playback. Why?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Michael J., Nov 8, 2003.

  1. Michael J.

    Michael J. Guest

    greets all,

    Been having a strange problem with Premiere 7. Whenever I record a video clip into
    Premiere from VHS or the like (VHS is fed through a Sony AD box to Firewire port) I
    get no sound/audio when I try to *play* back the clip in normal time. The reason I
    emphasize *play*, is because if I scrub the playhead across the timeline, I get
    audio. If I move the shuttle jog back and forth, I get audio. But if I just hit the
    PLAY button, I get zero, even though I get readings on the audio mixer. Anyone know
    what might be going on? Thanks.

    MJ
     
    Michael J., Nov 8, 2003
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  2. Michael J.

    henryf Guest

    Here's my explanation for what's happening. Your reality may
    vary.

    Since Premiere knows you've kept an A/V device connected to
    the Firewire port, it tries to use it for normal-time
    playback. After all, some people connect an A/V monitor to
    Firewire via their camcorder or converter box, so they aren't
    surprised by what their videos look like on TV.

    During playback, Premiere simultaneously displays an an
    out-of-sync and possibly jerky approximation of the video on
    your computer screen. This is OK since you can always ignore
    it and just watch the A/V monitor. However, it's hard to
    ignore out-of-sync duplicated audio from your computer
    competing with the A/V audio, so Premiere only uses one sound
    output at a time.

    Try connecting an A/V monitor via Firewire, or unplugging the
    Firewire connection before playback.
     
    henryf, Nov 8, 2003
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  3. Michael J.

    Richard Guest

    I had a similar situation with Premiere 6. When I used a remote mic on
    my video camera, the audio was not heard on a captured clip. I could see
    it on the audio track and I could hear it on the completed video, I just
    could not hear it when I was editing the portion of the clip with remote
    audio. Accidentally I discovered I had only one speaker on my PC plugged
    in and the audio from the remote mic was on the other track. When I used
    two speakers, MY problem cleared up.
    I don't know if this may in any way be similar to what you are
    experiencing and I am sharing it only because I became increasingly
    frustrated while I tried to figure it out.
    Richard
     
    Richard, Nov 8, 2003
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  4. Michael J.

    Michael J. Guest

    henry, this worked fine. I now get audio on playback. All I did was turn off the AD
    converter (didn't even have to unplug it). I appreciate the advice.

    MJ
     
    Michael J., Nov 8, 2003
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