just been filming I hour long school production.
During hour long recording the camera (Panasonic TM900) has automatically started new 'clip' every 22 minutes.
It is at these junctions that sound is missing for a fraction of a second.
I think I've read about this before -what is happening? - is there a 'cure'?
Found answer on DVInfo site.
I should have imported whole file not just clips, then used media browser to import
Will apply this in future
Probably the same as Sony cameras! They come with software to stitch the individual clips back to their original state. My feeling is that the file format maybe something similar to FAT32 which can only handle smaller file sizes.
This issue was discussed here a couple of years ago http://www.dvforums.com/forums/panasonic-x900m-serious-design-fault
I use Panasonic's HD Writer AE 4.1 to import my video's
I also use two camcorders and a separate soundtrack for your type of work so I can cover any dodgy joins
I had the same problem with AVCHD files from Panasonic camera. It records a new file every 30 mts or so due to maximum file size, so there is a bit of tweaking required to get the shots to match on longer recordings that require multiple files.
thanks for comments.
Yes - I got the HD writer with the camera but have never used it. I've always downloaded the whole avchd file then dragged into Premiere which has worked fine. For some reason on this occasion I downloaded only the clips - hence the problem.
As I mentioned before the advice is to use media browser to import to Premiere but I haven't found the need with CS5.
Clearly HD writer will do the job well.
do you pay a second camera operator or just set up the second camera.
For weddings and other two camera shoots e.g. A recent recording of Oxfordshire Schools Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham Symphony Hall I pay the second camera operator then use multicam edit in CS5
I am not a professional,by any means I keep one camcorder on wide to film the full stage and use the other camera to follow the cast about on close ups, they are set up side by side
Also I rarely know the play before I film and the wide view of the stage can save the day if I miss something with the main camcorder, simple as that LOL, I do adjust the wide camcorder as needed to give me more options when editing.
If I was in the magnificent Symphony Hall I would want more than two camcorder operators, having a wife as a operator helps to keep costs down when I am persuaded to film a wedding for friends
Good luck with HD Writer, have an experiment before you film/edit an important event and recording an independent sound track is highly recomended.