If I import a 4.5 minute clip from my Sony Minidv camcorder via firewire cable into my PC using an older Ulead Video Studio programme, I get a stable AVI that exports to DVD via Ulead DVD Workshop 2. The disc plays ok in a variety of DVD players. I'm going to stick with the WS2 programme until I can one day upgrade to HD or HDV as it is a nice piece of software - and the only one I am used to! However, I wanted to upgrade my editing software.
Practising with my newer Sony Media Studio 7 Platinum (with the latest patch) the same imported clip results in audio out of synchronisation by more than a second. The puzzle is - the clip showed as NO dropped frames. I tried this a couple of times with the same result.
Both AVIs show as uncompressed
Microsoft AVI Open DML
DV Encoder Type 2
720X576 X 24 @25f.ps. (I'm in PAL land)
44.1hz PCM 16 bit stereo
Does anyone have any idea what I may be doing worng?
The PC (Athlon dual core 3800 64+) is dedicated for video only. I have a spare 320 GB hard drive and 2GB Ram. I don't have any firewall or anti-virus. I lowered the display settings to minimal, the 'DMA if available' check box is ticked on both drives.
Would you seasoned editors check the 'Use Microsoft DV codec' and 'Strictly conform to AVI 2 specs' and 'Disable multi-processor AVI rendering' boxes? What about the 'Ignore third party DV codec box?
I would appreciate your help!