Video clips from GH4 load longer video than audio

dirtynbl wrote on 5/27/2015, 12:38 AM
I recently started shooting with a Panasonic GH4 and all video clips from the camera no matter what format seem to load looking like this:

The video is longer than the audio. I can go through and chop off the garbage ending of the clip, but it's a painstaking process on videos with lots of different clips.

Anyone know a solution to this issue or what's causing it? Premiere and AE don't do this.


Guy S. wrote on 5/28/2015, 9:56 AM
Same thing with my GH3. It was annoying at first, but I got used to it pretty quick.

I edit most of my clips in the Trimmer, so this isn't an issue at all.

But if I bypass the Trimmer and drag an entire clip into the Timeline, I'll position the Play Cursor at the end of the audio (easy because the cursor will snap to it), press Alt + ], and BAM, the extra audio is gone.

Again, not perfect, but after a very short time I didn't even notice it. Maybe it's a matter of perspective because I've been at this since 1994 when computer-based editing was very, very iffy at best. My last project was the Edit From Hell - 518 edits in a 16 minute video. Most of these were audio edits that required me to ungroup the audio from the video (for almost every clip on the timeline!!) so that I could slice and dice the audio to match what was happening on the video. During the entire edit session, which took several days, Vegas never crashed - and I'm using my graphics card to accelerate timeline preview. At the end of the edit I touched up the audio using Vegas' exceptional audio processing capabilities. I have Premiere CC on my edit machine and, although it could be done, I wouldn't even attempt this type of technical editing on Premiere.

I'm not trying to convince you that this obvious bug shouldn't be sorted out, just suggesting a relatively painless work-around so that you can enjoy all the stuff that Vegas does really, really well.
Wolfgang S. wrote on 5/30/2015, 12:54 AM
Use the script in the link above - that works like a charm.