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  • Mon, Mar 22 2010 3:33 PM

    • Sheriton Swan
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    Sound over firewire vs. soundcard

    I've just installed the demo of MC4 and am trying it out at the moment. I've got the (not unexpected) error about not being able to find a soundcard.

    In Liquid, I always monitored sound from the output of my VTR (along with video) so never even needed to use the internal soundcard (mainly for lipsync reasons as the soundcard output was in sync with the computer monitor but not the external video monitor). But MC seems to need there to be a soundcard, without which, it won't do anything on the sound front. Is it possible to just use the audio out of a deck connected via firewire without having to have a supported internal soundcard? On systems that do have a working internal soundcard, presumably the audio out over firewire also springs in to life?

    I'm currently just installed on my general purpose PC (which is brand new and a little more powerful than my editing workstation) to see how things go before I try it out on the workstation itself; it's quite possible that it'll work fine on there but I'm still interested in how things should work.

    Thanks for any advice,

    Sheriton

     

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  • Mon, Mar 22 2010 3:46 PM In reply to

    • smithe1
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    Re: Sound over firewire vs. soundcard

    I had an error when installing the demo it may help if you activate your on board sound card and follow the instructions in this thread...... They worked for me..............Edd

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  • Wed, Mar 24 2010 10:52 AM In reply to

    • Sheriton Swan
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    Re: Sound over firewire vs. soundcard

    Well, I've bitten the bullet and installed MC4 on my main editing workstation, which has an Audigy. All seems fine - sound is available on both the soundcard output and at the dvcam deck.

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  • Wed, Mar 24 2010 11:31 AM In reply to

    • mjolnarn
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    Re: Sound over firewire vs. soundcard

    Sheriton Swan:

    Well, I've bitten the bullet and installed MC4 on my main editing workstation, which has an Audigy. All seems fine - sound is available on both the soundcard output and at the dvcam deck.

    Using Soundblaster cards is what normally is recommended for Media Composer, onboard sound seems to be a hit or miss

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    Tomas 

     

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