We are preparing our workflow for a feature and unfortunately are having trouble auto syncing in Avid MC. The Panasonic GH5 consistently has an audio pre roll of 7 frames at the beginning of each recorded clip where there is no audio signal recorded. We think this is a pre roll type buffer which we can’t figure a fix for. Has anyone come across this issue and found a solution?
Tentacle Sync Studio can look at timecode anywhere in the file. My default setting is in the middle. But it looks like AvidMC is looking at the first frame(s). I am not sure, but that is what i conclude by your findings.
What you could do is an extra step; first convert the GH5 material in TSS and then import in AvidMC and auto-sync in MC. It is possible to sync in TSS but i would rather not; AAF is a hassle and adding the sound to the clips makes you loose audio handles.