When converting/conforming between video between different frame rates such as FILM, which is 24 frames per second, to PAL, which is 25 frames per second, audio needs to be conformed so that it maintains its sync with the video.
It is better to conform audio within a digital audio workstation with a dedicated time stretching plug-in rather than in video editing software.
Audio Conform Calculator is a simple iPhone App for sound enginners in which you can specify the source and destination frame rates of the the video you are conforming and it will provide you with the percentage and ratio value that the corresponding audio needs to be time expanded or compressed to keep it in sync with the video.
You can also add custom frame rates if the video has a non-standard frame rate and needs to be converted to PAL or NTSC for broadcast.
This only works when conforming (slowing down or speeding up) the video to maintain the number of frames not when converting video by interpolation which maintains the duration in seconds of the video but may remove or duplicate frames.
You can download Audio Conform Calculator on iTunes
Please feel free to leave any feedback, feature suggestions in the comments below.
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Great app. Maybe you could add a lenght and pitch options on the % and Ratio area because there are some plugins that works with these kind of settings – specially plugins that you’re going to try to maintain the pitch (not shifted).
Thanks for the feedback Pedro, I was already looking at adding a length display for the next version but will look at adding a pitch as well.
Great, looking forward to the above mentioned updates!
Sounds very handy. I’d like one for Samsungs’ Gallaxy S3.
Thanks Dennis, I’ve not ventured into Android development. One day I’ll get there!
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