How to add commentary to Hauppauge HD PVR raw footage?


#1

I’m loving my HD PVR from Hauppage but I’m having serious issues with it.

First of all, I cannot edit the footage in Sony Vegas. If I render footage as mp4, the video track does not appear. If I render it as m2ts or whatever, the footage only appears if I set my xbox resolution to 1080i. 720p, the footage will not appear.

Problem is, if i’m recording extended clips (like 10 mins in length,) Vegas will hang if I try to edit the 1080i clips.

AS a result, I can’t really add commentary to my tournaments post production.

Is there a way to get commentary added to the footage prior to it being converted by the HD PVR? I’ve tried virtual audio cable but I do not know how to configure it to be recognized by the HD PVR.

Wondering how other people go about doing this.

Thanks in advance for your help.


#2

anyone?


#3

record the commentary seperatly.


#4

I don’t know If I can help. Vegas is the only NLE I Don’t have experience with. (My gut tells me that Premiere CS5 might be a better choice)
What is the precise file format (both codec and container) the dvr outputs?


#5

You need an audio mixer.


#6

any suggestions for a moderately priced one? I dont know what exactly i’m looking for from the mixer


#7

any suggestions for a moderately priced one? I dont know what exactly i’m looking for from the mixer


#8

You basically want something where you can take multiple inputs and then output the combined inputs. I think all mixers do this, but you probably want something that lets you control the volume of each input separately (again, I think most mixers have this option, so figure out what you really want).

For example, a quick search on amazon gives me this product. It has several inputs (note that these are the giant mic plugs, so you may or may not need converters), a headphones jack (so you can hear what it’s outputting), and RCA in/out.

Your setup should look something like this:



         |---(video)-------------------------------->[HDPVR]---------->[computer]
[console]|                                              /\
         |--(sound)--------------------|                |(audio out)
                                       \/(in)           |
                                    [Mixer]-------------|
                                       /\(in)
[microphone]---------------------------|


Please note that this is all theory and that I have not personally tried this out, but I think it should work.


#9

Were using a behringer we purchased from bhphoto.com for 80 bucks.


#10

just wanted to update so if anyone had a similar issue

these are the products i purchased

Amazon.com: Shure PG48 Vocal Microphone with XLR-to-XLR Cable: Musical Instruments

Amazon.com: Behringer XENYX502 5-Channel Mixer: Musical Instruments