Audio over modulated

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This is crazy ... I have a new Roxio VHS dongle ... and am importing old videos.

When they are on my desktop they play and sound great, But when I import into

Premier the audio is WAY over modulated and distorted, If I gain it down, it still has the distortion and is clipped. The files are MP4.  As a fix I ran the clips through handbrake and VLC / converted them to H264 before importing but still have the same problem. Also opened them in QT and resaved them. Not sure what would solve it, does anyone have an idea to lower the volume (handbrake has a -5db setting but that's not enough) before importing?  I'm not sure if an audio pad would work from the vcr / it's RCA of course. I have an xlr one in a bag. lol.  I don't think premier has an importing preference to knock down audio. This would be nice, 90% of my itunes music I import is over modulated as well.

Any ideas welcome!  I'm on a mac, all software up to date.

 

 

 

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Audio over modulated

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This is crazy ... I have a new Roxio VHS dongle ... and am importing old videos.

When they are on my desktop they play and sound great, But when I import into

Premier the audio is WAY over modulated and distorted, If I gain it down, it still has the distortion and is clipped. The files are MP4.  As a fix I ran the clips through handbrake and VLC / converted them to H264 before importing but still have the same problem. Also opened them in QT and resaved them. Not sure what would solve it, does anyone have an idea to lower the volume (handbrake has a -5db setting but that's not enough) before importing?  I'm not sure if an audio pad would work from the vcr / it's RCA of course. I have an xlr one in a bag. lol.  I don't think premier has an importing preference to knock down audio. This would be nice, 90% of my itunes music I import is over modulated as well.

Any ideas welcome!  I'm on a mac, all software up to date.

 

 

 

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If you import the file into Premiere Pro and right click on it in the Project panel, what does Source Audio Format and Project Audio Format say? Use one of the original files that has not been proceesed by anything else than the Roxio VHS donlge.

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source:  48000 Hz compressed stereo

project: 48000 Hz 32bit floating point stereo

 

Note:  I also edit at home for a local tv station ... I log into my suite remotely. I'm going to throw

some clips into my google drive and open them on that premiere ... see if there's a difference.

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source:  48000 Hz compressed stereo

 

What happens if you open a clip in Adobe Audition and save the audio to uncompressed audio and import that into Premiere Pro? Compressed audio should work but i have seen/heard issues realted to .mp3 files so it´s worth testing.

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That is normal. Those cheap USB capture cards can be a pain in the buttocks when importing into Premiere Pro. Blown out audio funny green flashes etc. The video below might be worth watching.

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