[bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam angle

Get answers to your questions about color grading, editing and finishing with DaVinci Resolve.
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

Devonavar

  • Posts: 98
  • Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:29 pm
  • Location: Canada
  • Real Name: Devon Cooke

[bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam angle

PostSat Oct 30, 2021 11:01 pm

I have a number of multicam clips that do not play audio in the source viewer when a particular angle is selected. When the multicam clip is opened in a timeline, that angle plays back just fine. Same when a clip from the multicam is placed on a timeline; the audio from that angle can be selected and it plays back. The problem is *only* in the source viewer.

I also have a large number of similar multicams (same source / codec / angle / track configuration), which all work properly previewing audio from the relevant angle. For the multicams that are broken, all were working previously, and all are broken on the same angle.

I've found several other similar reports of issues with source viewer audio, none of which have any resolution:
https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=75883
https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=148146
https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=144051

Does anyone have any workaround suggestions? For now, I'm logging my clips using an alternate audio angle (the on-camera mic instead of the audio recorder), but it would be really nice if I could preview the audio I'm actually going to use...
Devon Cooke

The Hands that Feed Us
www.thehandsthatfeedus.ca
Resolve Studio 18.0.1
Offline

Andy Mees

  • Posts: 1845
  • Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:48 am

Re: [bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam an

PostSun Oct 31, 2021 8:52 am

Can you share a sample clip / file thats not working for you?
Offline

Devonavar

  • Posts: 98
  • Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:29 pm
  • Location: Canada
  • Real Name: Devon Cooke

Re: [bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam an

PostTue Nov 02, 2021 9:20 pm

Potentially, if you can tell me how to export a multicam clip in a way that would show the problem. I can't find a way to export multicams at the moment.
Devon Cooke

The Hands that Feed Us
www.thehandsthatfeedus.ca
Resolve Studio 18.0.1
Offline

Andy Mees

  • Posts: 1845
  • Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:48 am

Re: [bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam an

PostTue Nov 02, 2021 10:32 pm

Perhaps you could create an otherwise empty project containing a single sample multicam that shows this problem, and save it as a Davinci Resolve Archive (dra) file?
Offline

Devonavar

  • Posts: 98
  • Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:29 pm
  • Location: Canada
  • Real Name: Devon Cooke

Re: [bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam an

PostWed Nov 03, 2021 10:29 pm

I'll see if I can reproduce it that way. Because the problem developed on previously working clips, I'm not sure how to get a "broken" clip on command. That's why I'm posting here — to see if anyone knows why it broke!
Devon Cooke

The Hands that Feed Us
www.thehandsthatfeedus.ca
Resolve Studio 18.0.1
Offline

Devonavar

  • Posts: 98
  • Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:29 pm
  • Location: Canada
  • Real Name: Devon Cooke

Re: [bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam an

PostFri Dec 03, 2021 12:39 am

A new data point: Changing my speaker configuration to 5.1 and upgrading to 17.4.2 seems to have fixed at least one of the previously broken multi-cams. I'll have to investigate further.
Devon Cooke

The Hands that Feed Us
www.thehandsthatfeedus.ca
Resolve Studio 18.0.1
Offline

Devonavar

  • Posts: 98
  • Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:29 pm
  • Location: Canada
  • Real Name: Devon Cooke

Re: [bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam an

PostSun Jan 02, 2022 12:38 am

Devonavar wrote:A new data point: Changing my speaker configuration to 5.1 and upgrading to 17.4.2 seems to have fixed at least one of the previously broken multi-cams. I'll have to investigate further.


Never mind. It's broken again. Which means it's inconsistent. Argh.
Devon Cooke

The Hands that Feed Us
www.thehandsthatfeedus.ca
Resolve Studio 18.0.1
Offline

Devonavar

  • Posts: 98
  • Joined: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:29 pm
  • Location: Canada
  • Real Name: Devon Cooke

Re: [bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam an

PostThu Aug 11, 2022 11:39 pm

With further experience, I can add a couple more details.

1) The audio on a particular angle can stop working seemly at random. I can be logging a multiclip with everything working fine, switch focus to the timeline, and then the angle will have no audio playback when I switch focus back to the source viewer. This can happen without closing and re-opening Resolve or even the timeline that I'm editing to. There's no apparent trigger; it seems to happen in the course of normal editing.
2) Once an angle has stopped working, it seems to staay dead permanently.
3) More than one angle can lose audio playback in a single multiclip.
4) The bug still exists in v18.0.1
5) I've had the problem on both Linux & Windows
Devon Cooke

The Hands that Feed Us
www.thehandsthatfeedus.ca
Resolve Studio 18.0.1
Offline
User avatar

Joe Shapiro

  • Posts: 1101
  • Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:23 am
  • Location: Los Angeles CA USA

Re: [bug] No audio in source viewer for specific multicam an

PostFri Aug 12, 2022 2:28 am

This bug may be related: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=165712
Director, Editor, Problem Solver. Been cutting indie features for 20 years. FCP editor from version 2 to 7.
Resolve 18.0.2
macOS 12.5.1
MacBook Pro 16" M1 Max 64GB RAM

Return to DaVinci Resolve

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: aatusakea, Google Feedfetcher, pperquin, vivoices and 78 guests