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Audio / Video Sync Issue in Toast 8


Stuke

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I upgraded to Toast 8 Titanium from Toast 6 / Jam 6 (and prior versions as well). Before the upgrade, iMovie projects, when the movie was exported/shared as Toast Video CD, produced fine video/audio synchronization...basically no issue when played back in QuickTime (7.x.x) or (my) set-top DVD players. After the upgrade to Toast 8, I have significant audio/video sync problems. At the end of a 10 minute home video production in iMovie HD 6 (same as when Toast 6 was installed), the audio is about (4 - 7) sec ahead of the video. :o

 

I tried stripping the movie down to just the raw clips brought in from the DV camera, that is, no effects, transitions, etc. added. No change. Still out of sync.

 

I don't seem to be able to find the "Export Movie As Toast Video CD" plugin to iMovie HD 6 on my hard drive, but the options still in the export settings. I've searched (~ and \user)\Library\Application Supports\...for iMovie, Quicktime, and Toast. I've even run a Spotlight search on it and can't find this plugin.

 

Well, I'm looking for any advise or help fellow Mac Toast 8 users, or Roxio experts, might offer. Thanks.

 

Mac OS X 10.4.9

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That plug in is no longer necessary. Just drag the iMovie project file to the Toast Video window with Video CD selected as the format.

 

As for the audio sync issue, was the camcorder set to 12 bit or 16 bit audio?

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That plug in is no longer necessary. Just drag the iMovie project file to the Toast Video window with Video CD selected as the format.

 

As for the audio sync issue, was the camcorder set to 12 bit or 16 bit audio?

 

I'm confused then? Is it that my Quicktime options in Expert Settings is a relic from an older version of Toast? Say, 6.x.x or 5.x.x ... I skipped 7? If so, how to I remove it because I can't seem to locate that plugin in the disc directory.

 

I'll try the "drag the iMovie project file to the Toast Video window with Video CD" method.

 

The audio is recorded on the camcorder as 16 bit. I suffered from the 12 bit issue just after purchasing the miniDV recorder (Sony) and changed it to 16 bit.

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I'm confused then? Is it that my Quicktime options in Expert Settings is a relic from an older version of Toast? Say, 6.x.x or 5.x.x ... I skipped 7? If so, how to I remove it because I can't seem to locate that plugin in the disc directory.

 

I'll try the "drag the iMovie project file to the Toast Video window with Video CD" method.

 

The audio is recorded on the camcorder as 16 bit. I suffered from the 12 bit issue just after purchasing the miniDV recorder (Sony) and changed it to 16 bit.

I think that plug in came with Toast 5. I don't recall where it is but my guess it is in a QuickTime Plugin folders in one of Libraries.

 

By the way, if you iMovie Project is in your Movies folder you can use the Toast Media Browser to access your movie for adding to the Video window. Choose Movies with the browser's top button. You can preview the movie using the browser before adding it. I expect the audio will be in sync during that preview.

 

I haven't tried making a VCD with Toast 8 from a DV video source, so I don't know if the audio sync issue is a bug. I'll try to find time to give it a go tomorrow.

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I think that plug in came with Toast 5. I don't recall where it is but my guess it is in a QuickTime Plugin folders in one of Libraries.

 

By the way, if you iMovie Project is in your Movies folder you can use the Toast Media Browser to access your movie for adding to the Video window. Choose Movies with the browser's top button. You can preview the movie using the browser before adding it. I expect the audio will be in sync during that preview.

 

I haven't tried making a VCD with Toast 8 from a DV video source, so I don't know if the audio sync issue is a bug. I'll try to find time to give it a go tomorrow.

 

Tsantee,

 

Should I select the iMovie project file or the already rendered (via the Export Movie as Toast Video CD) .mpg file?

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Tsantee,

 

Should I select the iMovie project file or the already rendered (via the Export Movie as Toast Video CD) .mpg file?

I would choose the iMovie Project File and let the MPEG encoder built into Toast 8 do the encoding. Since you also have an .mpg created by the other method it could be interesting to compare the results.

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