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    Problems With The Audio Filters

    Hi Tsantee, It has been a while since I gotten back to you with your idea of applying the Gain function to AIFF audio track. I apologize for not getting back to you in a timely manner to let you know what happen. In the "nutshell", I gave up! I trying to separate the AIFF audio file from the MPEG Steamclip and wasn't able to do it, so I looked for other software that could do the job. Well lucky me, the software that I paid money for couldn't do the job either, it had "bugs", so I just quit! All I want to do is raise the volume of the audio in certain segments of a video clip. It should not be this "hard", so I think what I am left with is to have a professional perform this simply task. I just want to apologize for not getting back to you in a timely manner. It is the least that I can do considering all of the time that you put in to help me resolve this issue. Thanks for all that you do. You are a Godsend for the Roxio Community! -TK_Tech
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    Problems With The Audio Filters

    Hi Tsantee, Sorry it has been a while since we last communicated, the delay is because of the holidays, also it takes a little while to try out some of your prescriptions that may work for the problem. OK!, let me recap the problem that I am having. I have some clips that have sections where the volume drops out and I wanted to use an audio filter that would increase the volume of these sections and leave the remaining sections untouched since the volume in these sections are fine. The audio filter that I need is the Gain Filter, but of course, Toast didn't offer this audio filter so you suggested that a try the filter AUGraphics and this is where my problems begin. Use of the AUGraphics filter is not ideal for this situation but, I can live with it. To test the use of this filter, I used it on just one of my clips that is a little more that seven minutes long. When I tried to produce a BD disc image of the file, Toast blew-up. When I didn't apply the audio filter to the clip the BD disc image was produced with no problems. To test the system further, I tried another audio filter thinking that there could be a problem with just that particular audio filter, well Toast blew-up with this audio filter as well, so I am assuming that all of the audio filters in Toast aren't working which is a tragedy! In the last communiqué, you had me work with video and audio files in the Roxio Converted Items folder. The first work around was to use a freeware MPEG Streamclip to strip out the audio from the MTS clip and modify the audio in the Toast Convert window. Then return to the Toast Video window, drag the video-only file from the Roxio Converted Item folder then Toast would ask for a corresponding audio file and then drag in the modified audio file. I did all of this and Toast finished the process of producing the disc image; however, the playback was somewhat distorted! The second trick you had me try was to change the audio setting to PCM. When I did this, Toast didn't produce a AIFF file or maybe I could have done something wrong. I tried to follow your instructions as close as possible. This bug maybe to difficult to bypass… Please tell me your thoughts. Thanks again for your time.
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    Problems With The Audio Filters

    Hi Tsantee, Can you recommend a good version of the Freeware MPEG Streamclip. I when to the Net to try to find this software and saw there are many. Thanks!
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    Problems With The Audio Filters

    Well Tsantee… I couldn't get to "first base"! I when to Toast's Convert Window and chose Audio File. I dragged my source AVCHD video over. Immediately I get the following prompt: "00024.MTS was not added because it is not a sound file, or is not in supported format" So, I have a Disc Image of the video clips with no audio filters used. When I take a clip and drag it over to the Toast Convert window. I immediately get the prompt: "No files were added, because none of them were sound files or in a supported format" Heck! I can't even get started with your new scheme. Let me know where I am going wrong. Thanks!!!
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    Problems With The Audio Filters

    Tsantee, I tried what you instructed me to do with the creation of the Disc Image file. I indeed built a disc image, but the resulting image didn't turn out so well. I lost 90% of the audio. The only audio that I had was the audio that the AUGraphic audio would affect the most the rest was silent, except for this strange click that occurred every 4-5 seconds. I tried a few things: First I picked the latest .264 file and used the corresponding .ac3 audio file to build a disc image to no avail. Second I picked the earlier .264 file that yielded the same result. So I thought may there is a problem with AUGraphic audio filter, so I used the same clip and modified the audio a bit with another filter. This time I used the audio filter AUFilter and just "as the sun rises" the build of the disc image processed failed again with the exact same errors. This is truly incredible. I am assuming that all of the audio filters with Toast 11 doesn't work! Can I use a third party audio filter that want blow-up Toast? Tsantee, I appreciate all of your help, but this bug is a monster! Please let me know your thoughts.
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    Problems With The Audio Filters

    Hi Tsantee, I wish I had some good news for you but I don't. I tried your first suggestion of choosing MPEG 4 as the encoding format with no luck. I also tried changing Toast Preferences to not automatically emptying to (1 week) and this fell also. Your last suggestion I couldn't execute it because I don't know how to perform it. Could you please explain it to me in a little more detail. It is so frustrating to use Toast because it seems that each Toast project brings on it's own set of bugs. If it wasn't for you, I would have had to leave Toast a long time ago and move on! Thanks Again.
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    Problems With The Audio Filters

    Thanks Tsantee for responding to my problem. It is interesting, how would one know that Toast can't modify Dolby AC-3 audio? I have a question for you. How does one convert the clips to QuickTime-playable format? Do I first create a Disc Image first with no audio editing then convert the resulting clips to the QuickTime-playable format and then modify the audio with audio filters? After the audio is modified through the audio filters, do I need to create a new Disc Image of this modified version? Thanks for your time and knowledge, you are a Godsend!
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    Problems With The Audio Filters

    Toast is one buggy piece of software. I want to take a series of video clips from my AVCHD camcorder to a BD disc. Now if I download the video clips into Toast without any editing to the clips and create a Disc Image, Toast performs beautifully and creates the Disc Image. However, if I modify any of the clips with the audio filter GraphicEQ, Toast BLOWS-UP during the creation of the Disc Image file. The following error messages appears in sequence: "The file '0001.m2ts' could not be accessed (Data Folk, -39)" and "Couldn't complete the last command because of a Mac OS Error Result Code = -39" The series of clips last only 30mins. I tried to create a Disc Image for a clip that is 8 mins long and the same errors messages appears. I have no idea as to what could cause this. I tried a few things, but to no avail. I am at my wits end, if anyone have any suggestions that may remedy this situation, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  9. Hi Tsantee, You are a godsend! Thanks for continuing to help the Toast community. I will try the first option but it seems that it should be much easier to raise the volume that this. All that is needed is simply a Gain option. Now the second option I can't use because the video is in HD. Thanks for everything.
  10. I have an event that I video taped. Parts of the video involved the use of a microphone. Well somehow the volume on the mic. output was turned down, so what happen is that the volume of ambient sound is much higher that the volume of the video where the mic. was used. Now the volume of the ambient sound is normal; however, the volume of the sound produced by the mic. is very low. In order to here the sound produced by the mic., I have to turn the volume way up on playback unit in order to here the video and when the mic. is turned off the volume has to be turned back down. I need a way to increase the volume on the parts of the video where the mic. is beening engaged. There are a "boat load" of audio filters that are part of the editing tools for video clips but none that, I can see, can simply raise the volume. Any tips that can be offered would be much appreciated! TK_Tech.
  11. Tsantee, thanks again for your help! Video on the memory card is not extracted when one drags video from the memory card into the project area, unfortunately, so went a memory card is swapped-out, all references to the data on the last card is lost except for a pointer to the images of the last card's Thumbnail pictures which is in the place of the new Thumbnail pictures...Crazy! Without accurate Thumbnails, it is next to impossible to process with a project. Now thinking about this point a little further, support that the Thumbnail pictures changed, like they should, to the correct Thumbnails that represent the video clip of the new memory card. This would not help things much because the data for the previous and older video clips is not in memory and so as soon as you reference any of that data, Toast will blow up! The moral of this story is that Toast should store on the hard drive everything that is dragged into the project area, well this is not what is... The method of using AVCHD archive is a valid technique but I believe that references of the data would be a bit slower that having the data on the hard drive. Besides, I personally don't like worrying about discs during a project. I think that your method of creating separate disc images of each memory card and then bringing all of them into your final project is the superior method. Thanks for all your help! -TK_Tech.
  12. Tsantee thanks again for your interest. I want to make a Blu-Ray disc of video clips from my AVCHD camera. My camera uses Memory Cards for storage. The problem that I am having is that the disc that I want to create spans over 3 memory cards. So in order to bring all the video clips to the project area for editing, I need to swap out memory cards during the process and this is where things get spooky. When I take out the current card for a new one, the Thumbnail pictures from the previous card is in the place of the Thumbnail pictures of the new card; however, everything else about the new set of video clips are correct (i.e., duration of the clips, time the clips were taken, etc.). (Note the problem with the Thumbnails pictures are occuring in the area on the right in Toast under the Video section of the Media Settings and one of the options under the Video Menu is AVCHD and once you clic it, below is where all of your video clips that is on the memory card are displayed and here is where problem is with the Thumbnails pictures not in the project area). Now after experimenting with Toast, the only thing that I found that would clear the old Thumbnail pictures is to close Toast down, change my memory card in the camera and then fire Toast back up. This is were I ran into my second problem. When I simply use the SAVE option for the project, Toast loses its reference to all of the video clips in the project and when I start Toast and reference the project, Toast blows up! the data for project can't be found. Tsantee, you pointed that out to me and it makes senses! When I was doing my experimenting, I would create a project, drag a couple of clips to the project area and try to do things that would enable me to change the memory cards out and see that the Thumbnail pictures for the new video clips would be correct. I tried all kinds of things with the camera, tried changing the setting within Toast, and finally tried changing some of the setting for the MAC, nothing worked! so I closed down Toast changed the memory card out and fired Toast back up and the Thumbnail pictures for the new video clips were correct; however, I did not reference the previous projects because if I had, the system would have crashed. To make a long story short, I didn't have a complete solution to this bug until you responded to my question about the reason for the crash. Now I can follow your prescription above for getting around this bug with the Thumbnails or I thought maybe I could use a Temporary Partition to save my work while I change out memory cards. I thought that video clips can be drag into a Temporary Partition as well and then burn a Blu-Ray disc. I am thinking that this could be a bit more efficent. Please let me know what you think about this? Thanks again for your time!
  13. Tsantee, I tried changing memory cards during a project and the Thumbnail pictures from the last memory card carried over to the Thumbnail pictures of the new memory card. So the version of Toast that I had previous was not corrupted in any way. I think it is just a bug in the software that hopefully will get fixed in the next update. Its funny!, when you change the memory card during a project session, all of the information about the clip on the new memory card is correct except for the Thumbnail picture which is the Thumbnail picture of the previous card... interesting! Tsantee, I have a question for you, the method that you described in your reply above is certainly a valid workaround for this bug; however, can I also use a Temporary Partition to the same job? and if so, what are the pros and cons of each? Thanks again!
  14. Thanks again Tsantee, you are a Godsend! All that you have stated makes a lot of sense; however, one would think that it would not be necessary to close a project down to clear the pointers of the previous Thumbnail pictures. My only thought was that somehow my copy of Toast got corrupted by something and that I would clear all parts of Toast from my system and reinstall it again. I was in the middle of doing that went I read your reply, so when I have Toast fully reinstall I will inform you if this solves the basis problem with the Thumbnail pictures. If this doesn't do the trick, your method that you laid out will. Thanks again for your help!
  15. Toast quits unexpectedly went I load a saved file. Here is the process: I begin a new project, with my AVCHD camera by naming the project and loading a couple of video clip into the project area. For this project, I need video clips from other memory cards so in order to clear Toast's data base of this present set of video clips, I close Toast, eject the present memory card for a new one and then start up Toast anew with the new memory card; however, this is where the problem occurs. After Toast is started, and I try to open the project to continue adding video clips to it, I get this error stating that "Toast failed unexpectedly". I don't know what to do! I would like to stay in Toast and just move memory cards in and out of my video camera but Toast does not purge all the data from the previous memory card. So what you get are Thumbnail pictures from the old memory card in place of the new Thumbnail pictures of the new memory card. This makes editing a nightmare. Interesting, if I drag any of these video clips over into the project area, the Thumbnail pictures will change to the proper Thumbnail picture of the new video clips. After experimenting with Toast, I found that the only way to purge Toast's data base of references to the previous video clips is to quit Toast, change the memory card in the camera and then start Toast anew. Now all of this experimenting was done without building a project but with a project I can't load back my project file. Please any suggestions will be much apreciated!
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