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  • Audio/Video Sync Outside Of Premiere

    Posted by Jon Downs on March 11, 2024 at 8:39 pm

    (Mac Studio M1 Max, Ventura 13.6.1, PP 2024 24.0.3)

    I’ve noticed that the audio/video sync is slightly off (1-2 frames) when I watch my exported videos outside of Premiere. If I import the exported video back into Premiere, the sync in perfect. But when I watch the exported video in Quicktime, VLC, Windows Media Player, on a Mac, on a PC, the video is always slightly late. ProRes, h.264…doesn’t matter. Anyone else notice this? It’s been driving me nuts forever.

    Jon Downs replied 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Tod Hopkins

    March 11, 2024 at 11:34 pm

    Sounds like you might be playing your computer audio through a different path than your Premiere audio. Are you using a DA for Premiere audio out? Premiere has audio delay settings for output for precisely this reason. You may have a natural video delay that Premiere is compensating for.

  • Jon Downs

    March 12, 2024 at 11:28 am

    A good idea, but no. I do use a BM Ultra Studio to check color on an external monitor, but I don’t send audio to it. My audio leaves Premiere through the 1/8″ headphone jack of the Mac Studio, and goes to a pair of studio monitors. So when I view the exported video outside Premiere, there isn’t a change in audio chain.

    When I search the net on this, I find nothing. Only people with massive audio drift caused by mixed/variable sample rates and stuff. What I’m seeing is more subtle…sync off 1-2 frames. Mostly I ignore it and my clients don’t mention it. But when I cut quickly to music, it becomes very apparent to me.

    It blows my mind that when I pull the video back into Premiere, the sync is perfect…but it’s off EVERYWHERE else (Mac/Quicktime, PC/WindowsMediaPlayer, Vimeo, iPhone). Is this “normal”, but most people don’t notice it? I doubt it. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

  • Tod Hopkins

    March 12, 2024 at 1:35 pm
  • Jon Downs

    March 12, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    I fiddled with that setting just to be sure…but that doesn’t affect the exported file, just the playback on my color monitor.

  • Jon Downs

    March 12, 2024 at 3:01 pm

    Just did some tests, and determined that the exported video is late by 1 frame (at 23.976fps) relative to the audio. Not a huge problem depending on the edit…but like I said, whenever I do fast cut-to-the-beat stuff, I notice it.


    More tests: Raw file in QuickTime is perfectly in sync. B<font face=”inherit”>ring the file into Premiere, change nothing, export it (file type doesn’t matter), video is 1 frame late </font>in QuickTime. Do the same process in Resolve, the exported file is NOT off by 1 frame in QuickTime. Huh?

  • Jon Downs

    March 12, 2024 at 4:52 pm

    I just updated from Premiere 24.0.3 to 24.2.1, and the problem might be fixed. More testing is required, but fingers crossed.

  • Jon Downs

    March 18, 2024 at 10:44 pm

    Nope. Not fixed. Am I crazy? How is it that no one else has noticed this?

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