Here’s something that I noticed occasionally happening in Wavelab 7 … and appears to be happening at least as frequently (if not moreso) in Wavelab 8.
At some point between closing and reopening a file, track markers shift by as much as 250ms. I notice this happening on CD Track IN & OUT markers because those are the only markers I pay close attention to. It may also be happening with other markers.
For example, if a marker was at 02h30mn500ms, when I reopen the file, it’s now at 02h30mn250ms.
My particular job requires me to insert 3.5 seconds of room tone BEFORE and 0.5 seconds of room tone AFTER every track marker. At first, I thought the shifting was some artifact of the way I was inserting the room tone. So I began paying VERY close attention and measured the space each time to confirm correct times. Yet still, later on, when I reopen the file, the markers shift. They seem to ALL shift the same amount. For example, the CD track END marker at the end of the file used to be at the VERY end, now it’s 250ms ahead of the end.
My company requires the spacing around markers to be exact, and it’s very cumbersome to have to manually fix each marker after this error occurs. Do you know what might be going on here?
The files I edit are typically between 2 and 4.5 hours long.