13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2014 11:50 PM by babylonslim
TomasCS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have been able to capture voiceovers with the record audio button in FCP but all of a sudden for no particular reason this function has stoppped working. Now whenever i attempt to capture audio the little box pops up but the dropdown where you are supposed to select the destination is blank:Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 3.46.41 PM.png

If i try to hit record anyway it begins to record and it seems to be working except the recording does not appear in my timeline. Also i cannot click the end recording button i have to close the record audio box by the little "x" on the upper left.


OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • 1. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    You are hijacking your signal out into SoundFlower. I only use Soundflower to capture system audio into Audigy, etc. Have not tried to see if the Core Audio used by FCP X is sypathetic. My guess is it is not.  Uncheck the monitor box, go to system settings/audio, make sure output is set to default (speakers). Use headphones. No?

  • 2. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    TomasCS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are correct about me using soundflower, however i have been using soundflower for a while and this is the first time i have had trouble. So when i turned off sound flower the same problem occured sometimes, while other times i was ably to record and then turn off the recording which is an improvement. I also notice that my sound does not seam to be picked up by FCP. when i turn on monitor i hear myself but no matter what the little bar displaying the frequency or something does nothing.

     

    ----Little bar thing------

                   |

                   |

                 \/

    Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 7.22.47 PM.png

  • 3. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

      Before I posted to you the last time, I tested it the way I posted. It recorded my voice and saved it into a an Event I had open.  I suppose one could use Soundflower somehow - but I haven't tested it in Final Cut Pro 10.1.1   I use it to record audio directly from online sites that stream audio and it is great for that.

       Did you go in to Sytem Preferences and Audio Midi setup to make sure your input & output destinations are kosher?

     

    The "little bar thing" I think that you are refering to are the audio meters. Yes?  Perhaps it is your inputs that need to be changed to default (internal microphone).

  • 4. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    I do not see where you have chosen an event or project as your destination in your screen shot. I think that you have got to be IN and event or Project to be able to choose a destination. I just checked it again, works for me - with or w/o Soundflower set as a monitor. Do you have another DAW that is using SounFlower bed? You could be recording to more than one place on your drive if you have soundflower set to work with say Audigy. Hence, a delay.

  • 5. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    TomasCS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Im inside of the project (as in its highlighted) but i am beginning to beleive that the problem comes fro the fact that FCP is not picking up my audio. I went to sound settings and i truned off soundflower so i think everything is set to default but maybe not?

     

     

    With headphones:

    Microphnone.pngMicrophone.png

    Without the headset in:

    Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 8.09.53 AM.pngScreen Shot 2014-02-20 at 8.10.03 AM.png

  • 6. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    So where you able to solve this? Did you check the settings in Audio Midi Setup?

    You should be able to see the bars moving in the above system settings window/Input. No?

  • 7. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    TomasCS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So i Fanally found  audio Midi Setup that you were talking about, but what am i looking for exactly? can you walk me through what i should do once i am in the audio midi setup window.

  • 8. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    Ok - I have made screen captures of the proper settings in the Midi Audio Setup:

      For The DEFAULT INPUT -- Microphone:

    Microphone Default.png

        For Built in Output Set AS Default in Midi Audio Devices:

    Built in Output Default.png

     

     

     

     

    So in Audio Midi setup make certain that the internal Mic has a mic to the right of it (default)

    and the Speaker Icon (Built in Output) has a Mac System Icon & speaker icon to the right of it showing it tobe the default.

    If yours doesn't look like the above, click on the gear and - with ONLY the internal Mic or built in speakers

    selected above - make them the default.

     

    IN The SYSTEM SETTINS ---  SOUND ----

         The Output should be internal speakers -- NOT MUTED

    Internal Speakers OUTPUT.png

     

    And for the input in Sound sysytem Settings, make sure out put volume is NOT muted:

    If you have your system set up correctly, as you snap your fingers ot speak, you should

    be able to see the input level respond in real time  (This is what Final Cut "sees"):

    Internal Micrphone w:levels responding.png

    IN system sound, the soundflower outputs are muted and it says - The selected device has no output controls

    Soundflower 2ch Muted.png

     

    The same for the sounflower (64ch) - "No Output Controls" and muted.

    Click on the ? in any of the above windows on your own computer to see selected in depth help on this.

     

     

       Now you should be able to use the recorder in FCP X w/o issue, in real time. it will save your audio in the event or project that you are "in" or have selected in the browser.

     

    Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 1.22.44 AM.jpg

    Has this been helpful?

  • 9. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    For some reason the screen capture didn't paste above.

    It looks like this, and when everything is set right, you can see the inputs

    respond in real time as you snap your fingers or clap:

     

      I sure hope that all of this helps...

     

  • 10. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    Internal Micrphone w:levels responding.png

     

    My screen capture is here then it is gone, I hate screen captures.

    Use your imagination.

  • 11. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,195 points)

    Are you using the camera button in the reply box to upload your message?

  • 12. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,195 points)

    Image not message.

  • 13. Re: VoiceOver/Record Audio
    babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    Hi Tom..  yep, the camera icon, I've used GRAB that came with the OS, saved selection to my desktop, changed their tiffs to png, kept the file sizes down, I used another little app that captured jpegs. Most are uploaded - just not the last one. I even logged out, reset safari, logged back in - in case some Forum Cache was filling up. Just don't understand it. Very frustrating - its the little things.

    I feel sure that the OP has configured SoundFlower in a way that it competes for input audio using Record in FCP X.

    Thanks