well if it just works then I’m happy for you!
And I mean that all the way, no pun intended.
I can’t think of a single time that I would want my recorded camera audio to be out of synch with the video. How can this be a “feature”?
I also don’t remember when it was the last time I needed video and audio to be out of sync. I guess that’s because I never ever actually needed that! The fact of the matter though is that I record vids with my cellphone, my DSLR, my crappy SD camcoder, and… even my laptop webcam. Regretfully enough, all these devices record video at variable frame rates. The problem emerges when mixing sources with different frame rates. In such cases I tend to use Avidemux to… remux audio and video while changing the fps to fit the overall Blender project settings.
Sometimes I can get away by simply deleting the audio or adding some bg music.
Ideally, I would also want VSE to handle all that automatically for me. But I cannot have that so I’m thankful for what I have and try to work around problems.
I can’t imagine any serious production using multiple frame rates to shoot anything.
Sorry to be so harsh,
no need to apologize
but the VSE is the portion of Blender that needs the most amount of love at this point.
I honestly couldn’t agree more with you on that.
I see great possibility but I experience failing. Maybe I keep repeating myself in the hope that I will be heard (echo…echo…does my voice really sound like that…)
We need to take action or push things in a certain direction like GSoC, fund raising or… simply writing code
If you have a look at this: http://code.blender.org/index.php/2012/04/orphaned-areas-help-call/ you will see that the sequencer code is considered messy and that it is described as an orphaned area of Blender. Sergey explicitly writes that there is no developer time to work on the sequencer. So I guess that Mango will not bring about the much anticipated changes.
Quite frankly, if the Blender VSE actually worked there would be reason to use Windows or OSX. I continue to use those operating systems only because of Adobe products.
I feel your pain. Many people tell me that they would ditch windoze if only they could get PS to run on Linux.