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  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 5:34 PM

    • Malte Greis
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    Quick AutoSync question

    Hi

     

    I'm in the prestages of editing a short film shot on RED One. The audio and video isn't in timecode sync therefore I need to sync it via inpoints.

    But somehow I can only sync one file at a time via autoSync. Is there some way to sync all my clips at once?

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 6:05 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    Describe your workflow more specifically.  There may be some hints or shortcuts.

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 6:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    WORKFLOW:

     

    Converted RED files (DNxHD36) is in the Avid Mediafiles folder

    Audio is imported and therefor allso in the Avid mediefiles folder.

     

    For know I tried with 5 files to be sync by putting them in a new bin - 5 video and 5 audio files.

    Mark In on video on clap

    Mark in on audio on clap

    Select all audio and video clips and selected AutoSync.

    "Sync clips using: Inpoints"

     

    Now AVID only says "More than one video track was detected" - and creates one files instead of 5 sepereated files.

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 6:24 PM In reply to

    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    Yes, you do this clip by clip. How else would MC know which sound take belongs to which picture take? Common timecode is a different story, of course.

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  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 6:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    Okay :)

     

    It ain't possible to name a column for audio and video so AVID can see it belongs together?

    I've over 150 files needed to be sync so it would be great for som kind of structure

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 6:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    If they have common names you can alphabetize.  But if not, you will spend far more time renaming clips than just highlighting and autosyncing.  Your best bet is probably to bite the bullet.

    It still shouldn't take you more than a few minutes.

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 6:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    Okay thanks :)

     

    Just  another questions about audio aswell :)

    I'm used to sync clip in FCP where I can set a precise Inpoint on my audio file. How can I do that in Avid?

     

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 7:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    By precise I assume you mean sub-frame? (To the sample?)

     

    Avid is accurate to the frame unless you set up a 35mm project in which case it is accurate to the perf --1/4 or 1/3 frame.  (search for Resyncing Subframe Audio in help)

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 7:15 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    Yeah sub-frame :)

    I did know you could do it after I sync with an video file, but would like to set my inpoint before syncen like in FCP. But seems I only can do that after subclip is created.

     

     

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 7:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    Not sure I'm understanding you.

     

    You should mark your in points on the clap on audio and video

    Then autosync to the inpoints. 

    The subclip will contain all the matching material both before and after the marked inpoint

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 8:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    When marking my inpoint in the audio, I would set the inpoint right at the sound of the clap. But I'm only able to set it a bit before or after. Different from file to file but most of times need just a 1/2 frame

    See image

     

    Avid audio sync

  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 9:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    You can adjust for this if you are in a 35mm film project (you can just add the film options when creating a project, no need to have any actual film footage present), which allows for Perf Slip. It allows you to slip Autosynced clips on the SOURCE side, so that you may adjust in quarter frame increments.

    A lot of folks don't bother and only sync up to a frame - timecode alone for instance won't get you closer than this anyway unless you manually adjust. I've always used Perf Slip, as I want to make sure sync in sync from the very start of the project. Again, a manual process. Used to do it myself, then found a really good assistant who does this for me. 150 clips is not too much.

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  • Wed, Dec 26 2012 9:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: Quick AutoSync question

    Okay thanks a lot :)

     

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