I'm recording several things with my Canon Legria HF S200, both with and without an external mic plugged in.
Th mic goes to a jack(3,5 I think) and the camera switches automatically to the mic.
Later on I use Kdenlive to edit my footages and for me, on my computer there is no problem with audio.
But for others, when e.g. watching my videos on youtube, there are problems.
Some have no audio, some have some strange audio... Very irritating.
The camera records in AVCHD, and I then transcode to DNxHD 1080 25fps 120 Mb/s.
(Have not yet tried the proxy-stuff)
I think the problem is the way the camera records with the microphone, but I would very much be able to solve this (easily) during my editing.
I render my videos to the MPEG-4 (8000) format, or a customized version of the Youtube 1280*720.
Customized in the sense that I've had to change audio-codec to: libmp3lame.
I've tried rendering to other formats but without luck.
Is there no way to just get Kdenlive to 'normalize' all audio in one video to stick to the same format?
I've tried the audio-effects with no result so far.
I've also tried different stuff in Audacity, e.g. splitting audio-tracks and then re-importing them to Kdenlive with no result so far.
(And having to export, change, re-import, and synchronizing sound is not on my wish-list...)
I not an expert on either Linux or on audio, be gentle with me ;-)
I run the Ubuntu 10.04 and Kdenlive 0.8, but I've had the issue since at least some versions of both Ubuntu and Kdenlive.
What to do?
PS. I cannot change the way the camera records audio, and some tips around the www on changing audio-recording from 12mb to 16mb stereo is probably not an option for me.