I have Sony Vegas Studio HD Platinum 11 and I've had a crew shooting a film.
In cases where there are three or more microphones, if I drop the file into Vegas, I am told The Number of Channels is Not Supported.
I've tried making the default audio under preferences 5.1, with multiple audio tracks, but it makes no difference.
Is there a way to natively drop the file in for editing?
If not, is there a free utility to split the multichannel file into independent files as a wav or aiff and edit that way?
Thanks in advance.
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What kind of files are you using? Does the codec/sample rate match the rest of your project? I've had no trouble with 8-discreet channel quicktimes or 5.1 in Platinum 11.
Thank you all.
I'm a little lost on how to split into separate audio files using the GUI for EAC3. Please advise, and thanks in advance.
post#6 has the older style GUI that most people prefer
it's actually easier and faster by commandline, as the GUI is quite cluttered and complicated IMO
eac3to input.ext output.wavs
(notice the extentions is "wavs" with an "s" , this will generate individual mono wavs)
Thanks. For whatever reason, I couldn't get the "old" GUI to work. But command line did work.
Is there a way to do it in batches via command line? Again, thanks in advance.
There certainly are ways to drop it in natively, as suggested earlier. But we need to know more about your file and project.
I'm afraid Vegas won't import the ac3 files.
It states on the company web site it's due to a rights issue.
There were a couple of instances where I got certain ac3 files to import, and it asked me if I wanted to change audio to 5.1.
Then everything was imported.
However, I found Vegas would lock up and crash.
When I removed the ac3 files and imported straight wav files, it stopped crashing.
Don't know why vegas imports some and not others. But what it did import caused a crash.
I tried doing a bulk conversion from ac3 to wavs using eac3. Both command line and GUI, but couldn't get it to work.
On the instructions supplied by you earlier (and thank you, BTW)
I don't understand what it's asking for in step 4.
Can you clarify?
Last edited by apollo80; 4th Jul 2013 at 18:38. Reason: added information
Actually, the source files are listed as .wav
But there are multiple tracks.
I assumed that was ac3. What exactly is the file, then?
Last edited by smrpix; 4th Jul 2013 at 19:56.
Here is a sample file
Complete name : G:\AVAILABLE.2013.06.09\AVAILABLE.2013.06.09.CF.05 .SOUND\13Y06M09\25_01.WAV
Format : Wave
File size : 249 MiB
Duration : 7mn 32s
Overall bit rate mode : Constant
Overall bit rate : 4 608 Kbps
Producer : Sound Dev: 744T S#461810181002
Description : sSPEED=023.976-ND / sTAKE=1 / sUBITS=$06091301 / sSWVER=2.67 / sPROJECT=AVAILABLE / sSCENE=25 / sFILENAME=25_01.WAV / sTAPE=13Y06M09 / sTRK1=Boom / sTRK2=Lav 1 iso / sTRK3=Lav 2 iso / sTRK4=Lav 3 iso / sNOTE=
Encoded date : 2013-06-09 18:40:26
Encoding settings : A=PCM,F=48000,W=24,M=multi,R=48000,T=4 Ch
Producer_Reference : USSDV461810181002184054094147901
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Signed
Codec ID : 1
Duration : 7mn 32s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 4 608 Kbps
Channel(s) : 4 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 24 bits
Stream size : 249 MiB (100%)
Try starting over and encode the wav to 16 rather than 24 bit.--
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4ch pcm wave is a non standard configuration , probably not supported (see if you can enter custom settings in vegas studio)
But mono wavs should work
Mono wavs do work. I've split the given 4 channel wavs into mono wavs using eac3.
Back at work. I'll look into custom settings tonight when i get back home.
In the meantime, can someone tell me what I do with step 4. It's the only one I don't understand.
Do you mean the eac3 GUI ? You just select the input file or folder, for example "25_01.wav"
Here we go.
The recording device was a Sound Devices 744, a professional recorder that creates BWAV or Broadcast wave files in a variety of formats. This is a Pro format and really needs a Pro NLE to import the files properly with all the proper metadata, track assignments, pullups, etc.
Downloaded samples from their site load seamlessly into Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro. (Not into Vegas Movie Studio.) I'm sure Vegas Pro would work.
It does work in Audacity. (With missing metadata) and Audition.
I'm sure you can do re-encodes and workarounds, but your workflow will be simpler from beginning to end if you do this properly.
I actually did that. It didn't work.
I'm also trying to do everything in the folder or I set up a batch of clips I want.
Still can't get it to work. What am I missing?
Yes it was professionally recorded. And I've got a LOT of these audio files.
I guess I could download the trial version of Vegas Pro and see if it ingests the audio properly.
Then just use the batch CLI method, it works on those sample clips that smrpix linked to .
I just downloaded this one, made a few copies with different names to test
But you don't keep the sexy metadata with eac3to
Upgrading your NLE is probably better idea
Wow, you guys are gonna love me. I tried the CLI method and couldn't get that to work, either.
I must be a moron. LOL...