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PT Sync Problem...PLEASE HELP!
Old 26th July 2005
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Question PT Sync Problem...PLEASE HELP!

So I'm in the thick of working on an album on an HD2 System. I recently went to a really nice studio to record some grand piano. This studio uses an external clock with their PT system. At the studio the piano sounded great and the entire session seemed fine. When I got back to my HD2 and played the session the piano is slightly out of time with the track. My guess is that the secondary studio was running a different frame rate then the internal PT clock. Is this fixable?
Old 27th July 2005
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Originally Posted by disine
Is this fixable?
Does the studio with the grand piano still have the session on their system? If they can open it up and tell you what their setup was, you should be able to use that to fix the problem. Otherwise it involves a good deal of trial and error.
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Theoretically.....if I knew what the frame rate was set on the external clock....what would be the next step?
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That's a loaded question. Here's an example of how difficult this can be.

The piano studio was clocked internally at 30FPS, 48kHz. Your system is clocked at 29.97FPS (video reference), 48kHz. You could bounce out your 30FPS, 48kHz audio to 48.048kHz, and then import the bounces into your system at 29.97FPS, 48kHz. The change in reference acts as a pull-down and your 48.048kHz bounces playback at 48kHz.

Maybe that gets the gears going for solving your dilemma. Good luck!
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