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  • Incorrect audio channel displayed in timeline

     Gates Bradley updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago 2 Members · 5 Posts
  • Gates Bradley

    August 24, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Hey y’all. I’m importing timelines via XML into Resolve. One thing this does is the audio in the timeline all reverts to channel 1, so I have to manually change each clip (if you know a better way, or how to avoid this with XML, please dear god, let me know).

    It’s tedious, but pretty straightforward, except now I’m having an issue where no matter what audio channel I assign to a clip, it maintains the label of channel 1. Now, the waveform is updated, so the media is actually the channel I want. But the displayed channel remains channel 1.

    This can get confusing as it’s hard to know at a glance which clips have had their channels reassigned.

    If I close the timeline and open it back up, the issue remains. If I quit Resolve and open it back up, the labelling is correct, but this isn’t a tenable solution. Much obliged if anyone can speak to this.

  • David Baud

    August 24, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    [Gates Bradley] “I’m importing timelines via XML into Resolve. “

    it might be helpful if you explain how you created your XML file in the first place (which application does it come from?)

    [Gates Bradley] “so I have to manually change each clip”

    in the Media page, have you tried to select all the clips that you want to change the audio settings for and then select Clip attributes, Audio tab and make your change?

    David Baud
    Colorist & Finishing Editor
    KOSMOS PRODUCTIONS
    Denver – Paris
    http://www.kosmos-productions.com

  • Gates Bradley

    August 26, 2020 at 6:04 am

    [David Baud] “it might be helpful if you explain how you created your XML file in the first place”

    I’m exporting from Premiere and importing into Resolve. I’m using Premiere 2020, latest version and build, and Resolve 16.2.4

    [David Baud] “in the Media page, have you tried to select all the clips that you want to change the audio settings for and then select Clip attributes, Audio tab and make your change?”

    It’s a fair question, but not really applicable to my issue. I did do this, but all the audio channel assignments for the clips are as they should be. Resolve, upon importing the XML, parses out each audio channel to a new track – splitting stereo tracks into dual mono tracks, etc. This is good. It’s what I need.

    However, all the tracks revert to channel 1 for each clip. So I figured, ok, I’ll just manually change each clip’s audio manually to the correct channels. When I do this in the clip attributes dialogue in the timeline, channel is changed, and the waveform is updated accordingly (see image 1 for how this should be). However, the label on the clip will continue to say Mix L (my audio’s channel 1 – see image 2). Or sometimes it’ll have one of the other channel labels. It makes very difficult to keep track of which clips have which channels assigned.

    Furthermore, this doesn’t happen to every clip, but probably 90% of clips. If I were to close the project and open it back up the labels would be different. Some would be accurate, some still wrong, and some wrong in a new way.

    It’s purely some sort of bug in the timeline. Maybe I just need to report it to Blackmagic. But if anyone knows a solution (or how to get the audio channel assignments to come in as it is in Premiere), much obliged.

  • David Baud

    August 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Which video file format is it? have you noticed the issue with other file format?
    Could it be an issue with the audio tracks configuration in PrP?
    Which versions of PrP and DR are you using?

    David Baud
    Colorist & Finishing Editor
    KOSMOS PRODUCTIONS
    Denver – Paris
    http://www.kosmos-productions.com

  • Gates Bradley

    August 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    [David Baud] “Which video file format is it? have you noticed the issue with other file format?”

    It’s an audio issue, not a video issue. The audio files are separate from the video files.

    [David Baud] “Could it be an issue with the audio tracks configuration in PrP?”

    No. It’s a resolve issue for sure. It can read the metadata fine, but it labels it incorrectly

    [David Baud] “Which versions of PrP and DR are you using?

    See my previous post.

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