TBS mp3 issue

After my partner extensively edits dialogue clips, he sends them to me in mp3. they sound great. but when I import them into studio, there’s all these clicks. whats up with that?

First off you may want to avoid mp3 format for your audio. It is a compressed format that clips high frequency and can lose synch with the picture.

That said, the clicks may be happening from the edit cuts. To avoid them, bring the clips into an audio editing software and make one track out of it. Edit out the clicks from the track. Also make sure that the frequency and bitrate are not too low-quality (DVD quality should be fine).