Hi there! Together with my friend we’ve encountered a weird issue during our first attempt at recording a podcast. We couldn’t synchronize audio from the microphone (MXL-990) with video from the camera.
After a lot of deductive tests we’ve figured out that our audio interface (Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD) seems to skip some samples during recording, causing the recorded sounds earlier and earlier than they supposed to. The longer the recording, the larger the discrepancy.
Here’s an example:
The top timeline shows the audio recorded with the Behringer, the bottom one shows audio extracted from the video camera recording at the same time. There was a loud “clap” noise made both at the beginning and around the 10min mark.
At the beginning the claps happen at the same time
but after 10 minutes they are already desynchronized.
We’ve tried comparing it with multiple other video cameras, and the result was always the same - the Behringer audio appeared to early.
We’ve tested it using Audacity and Ardour on Linux and using GarageBand and Oceanaudio on Mac. We’ve tried changing sample size and frequency, but nothing helped.
Could it be that our interface is faulty?