Hi, thanks again for creating such a wonderful app! Just became a monthly subscriber.
I've spent the last couple hours trying to get my first video done. The problems I'm having are:
Imported a 2 min, 55 sec video file and created a piece...but this results in the piece in the app being 44 min long
Imported the midi file for the piece, selected "assign to current"...the notes of the midi aren't being displayed during playback inside the app, so I can't sync up the timing. All the visual particle and note effects are enabled in settings as far as I can see
Even though the audio of the video file I imported isn't too loud and doesn't clip or distort at all when played in QuickTime or VLC Media Player or my iMac's finder video player, it distorts significantly during playback in the app. It's as if the app is boosting the volume of the video by a few dB, causing it to clip
MOV video file is 2 min, 55 sec long:
Midi file is 2 min, 52 sec long:
The resulting piece is 44 minutes long inside the app, and audio is clipping as heard in this screen capture:
Can you please explain what I need to do differently to fix these issues? Thanks so much!
EDIT: I found out there was a glitch in the midi file I used. It seemed to be only 2 min, 52 sec long when I imported it into my DAW, yet somehow the file actually has 41 min of silence at the beginning (which doesn't show up in Logic when opened)... So I got that issue solved by exporting and importing a midi file with the correct length.
New issue: I got to the point where I edited all the visual settings including particles etc, and offset the video and midi so they appeared perfectly in sync inside the app... when playing back the rendered file the midi is ahead of the video footage by at least 1/3-1/2 second... I'm trying again now by offsetting midi so it appears behind the video footage by about 1/2 sec inside the app. Rendering a second time and will see if they end up in sync.
I still haven't been able to stop the audio from distorting. The app seems to boost the dB causing it to clip. I deliberately dragged the volume slider to the left in the PLAY window in the app, hoping that would bring the volume down to the original of the imported video but that didn't have any effect... On this next render I dragged the volume slider almost all the way to the left to see if that affects the final audio level.
Hello, just wanted to post an update that Version 2.0 is now available, and includes fixes for Audio Sync and glitches when rendering.
Please make a new thread letting me know if you are still experiencing any issues in the app.
That's great news. Thanks for the work you're doing - can't wait to see Version 2.0!
I've been hard at work getting Version 2.0 of SeeMusic ready for release.
I'll take a look at these debugging issues as soon as I can.
Thank you for providing this information, and thank you also for your patience.
MAY 19 UPDATE: Did a little experimenting and if the midi notes appear about 3/4 second ahead of the video footage in the app then they will be perfectly in sync in the rendered video (based on my renders so far) - MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
Still trying to figure out how to turn the video's audio down to avoid distortion
Super excited to be so close to having the first video successfully rendered! I checked the second rendering attempt... The only issues are:
The midi is still coming ~1/2 second before the video footage even after I moved it back so it appeared to be 1/2 second *after* the video footage inside the app prior to rendering... So I guess I need to move it about 1 second early in the app for them to end up in sync in the render. I'll try that on the next attempt
The audio is still extremely loud and distorting badly after rendering, even though the volume on the imported video file is normal and doesn't distort in any video player... My workaround for now is to import the rendered video into a video editing program, mute the audio and re-add the original sound of the performance to it, then render from the vid editor.
Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot these issues or simplify the process?