I'm at my wit's end. (And, no, it didn't take long to get here... 😉) I'm doing final adjustments on audio for a DVD project, and wanted to compare levels for 5 different episodes of the TV program that will appear on the disc. Each episode has it's own Vegas (19) project, and I've brought all the audio tracks together into a separate project to examine them. I wanted to do some work on one of them, and clicked on Open in Audio Editor to send it to iZotope RX 9 for some additional cleanup.
While working to further denoise the file, I noticed that a short piece of audio that I had reconstructed to make it more intelligible, was back to it's original form. This would seem to indicate that I imported the wrong version of the file into this new project, so I took a look at the .veg files for both the individual and the audio-check projects. It initially appeared, just by looking at filenames, that I hadn't loaded different versions of the soundtrack. So I dug in a little deeper.
That's where I got totally stumped. Looking at the properties in both Vegas projects, it was apparent that I hadn't erred — this is the exact file, in the same location, in both projects, yet they play back differently in the two projects. Yeah, I know, you think I'm crazy...
Here's a link to a folder with screenshots of the file properties in the two projects and two 10 second clips of how they play back. I'm totally stumped:
I've also imported the file into Vegas 12, and played it with VLC. In each case, it plays the original nonsense pronunciation of the word 'stethoscope'. This very same file was used to output the AC-3 audio for the DVD project and it plays correctly in the Vegas project for that episode and in draft versions of the DVD.
About the only thing I can think of is that maybe I somehow created a 'Take' in the Vegas project that works correctly. I'm just a hack amateur and I don't deal with takes, so it would have been inadvertent if that's what happened.
Can anyone help me make sense of this?