Expression Audio Record

DonBurroni
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Expression Audio Record

Post by DonBurroni » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:32 am

Expression should record audio, and should be played back via the AV window, or you guys should just call it a monitor.

I have to hand sync the audio, not a great pipeline.

I love OPTITRACK!! best thing i ever bought

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Re: Expression Audio Record

Post by bsteagal » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:06 pm

DonBurroni:

No mocap system that I know of captures audio from the main application.. that is handled better by other software apps (it would create unnecessary overhead in the program..., it's better to keep it to what it does best)

what could be done though is that you could send a signal thru the optihub via the sync-out port to an audio capture device...that way it would be synced to what you are capturing in Arena

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Re: Expression Audio Record

Post by bsteagal » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:08 pm

or.. perhaps you can capture in Motionbuilder... I haven't tried that though..
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rock soderstrom
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Re: Expression Audio Record

Post by rock soderstrom » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:19 pm

Hi,

the NP website shows that feature for Arena Expression:

"Scene A/V: Record synchronized audio and video tracks for each take. Tracked 3D markers can be re-projected into scene video in real time and offline, providing valuable feedback and a great tool when editing in post."

But, I have no audio in my video files! Is it broken?

regards

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Re: Expression Audio Record

Post by Birch » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:50 am

Hello,

Scene audio is not functional in the current release, we are looking into the issue. There is not a timeline for its resolution right now.

We've updated the website in the mean time to reflect the change.

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Re: Expression Audio Record

Post by rock soderstrom » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:09 am

Thanks Birch for the information!

We need urgently this bug fixed, because user without OptiHub have no way to work with synced audio at the moment!

Can you give us a expected release date for this bugfix?

We have to postpone a important job for us, this is not good for our reputation!

regards

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Re: Expression Audio Record

Post by rock soderstrom » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:14 am

If you need someone for external testing, we are ready and willing!

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Re: Expression Audio Record

Post by Jim » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:39 pm

Hello:

Thanks for the testing offer!

We are aware of the bug, as Birch noted, but it is going to be a while until we fix this, as it turned out not to be a quick fix.

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Re: Expression Audio Record

Post by rock soderstrom » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:13 am

Thanks for Information Jim! I have thought something like that, after you have removed that feature from your website. Puh, I need a workaround, urgently! Any ideas?

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Re: Expression Audio Record

Post by DonBurroni » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:28 am

Bryan, you are the man!

You can record the audio in motionbuilder, all synced up with the facial animation!
just locate the mic input from the Scene browser, put ticks next to online and record then your away!

thanks once again!
Burroni

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