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  • Protools export results in out of sync audio.

  • Brian Johnson

    May 25, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Trying to export a feature film for sound editing only to have project out of sync when importing into Protools. Sample rates (48) are the same as original and the frame rate is the same (23.976). I can export out as single tracks wav format with no problem and its in sync. However I need the AAF for separated clips for sound editor.

  • David Baud

    May 25, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    What are your export settings that give you trouble?

  • Brian Johnson

    May 25, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Im exporting out of Resolve 16 using the Pro Tools setting. Im sizing the video export to 1080 low resolution as it is for reference anyway. Then I’m adding about 240 handles per sound editor. They can open the project with no problem but the audio starts out in sync and drifts. By the end of the movie its off at least 3 seconds.

  • David Baud

    May 25, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    My guess is that you have some clips with different frame rates in your film that is confusing Resolve. Exporting with Individual Clips selected will retain the original attributes for the clips. As a workaround you may want to conform these clips separately before your export.

  • Brian Johnson

    May 25, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    David you may be on the right track. 99 percent of the footage is Red footage but I have a few clips from a drone at 24 frames per second as oppose to 23.976. The total running time is 1 hour and 40 minutes for this feature.

    UPDATE: I also found a few clips where we shot on video at 29.97 for an effect.

  • Michael Gissing

    May 26, 2021 at 3:33 am

    You need to check that the project & timeline rate are 23.976. The AAF might be being loaded at the wrong rate in ProTools.

    I also know there have been issues with AAF to ProTools. Version 16 might still have those problems. Version 17.2 is a really great update.

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