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  • How to compensate for dropped frames in digitized analog footage?

     David Shirey updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago 1 Member · 2 Posts
  • David Shirey

    September 24, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Problem: a project I used to head but no longer have control over is now digitizing old VHS and U-Matic tapes to mpeg2 teleport stream format, and I need to render them into 720p h264 mp4 files. Back when I did this myself via firewire, the avi files created would drop into Vegas then render out after light editing just fine. Now the tapes that are in poorer condition seem to be dropping some frames, and even though they sync up fine in the timeline, once rendered the bad tapes get further out of sync as they go along and more frames have dropped. Is there any way I can compensate for this? Force Vegas to just make up some frames to keep it at 29.97 like it would if I made something slow motion? Thanks in advance for any ideas.

  • David Shirey

    September 26, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    As a follow-up to this, I tried dropping the files into Premiere and they’re out of sync in the timeline already there, but they play fine in VLC and the Vegas timeline, so those are somehow compensating for whatever causes the sync issue, Vegas just isn’t doing it when rendering out.

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