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  • Wed, Feb 21 2024 9:33 AM

    • FilippoM
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    Synced Audio tracks workflow

    Hi guys, I’ve synced footage to audio files. Each clip is linked to 4 audio tracks (lav mics + boom), but in the timeline I worked using only 2 of the 4 audio tracks synced. Now I need to export an AAF for sound so I need all the 4 audio tracks back in the timeline. What’s the quickest way to get all the audio tracks back? Is it using 'match frame' on each individual media and manually pull the missing audio tracks the best way? Is there a quicker one? Generally, is there a worflow to edit without all the synced audio tracks, and then bring them all back easily at the end?
    Many thanks!

    Filippo
  • Wed, Feb 21 2024 11:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Synced Audio tracks workflow

    I htink that is the only way of getting tracks again into the timeline.

    I don't see a way of bringing media to the timeline automatically or with a simple click.

    Everything in the timeline is the result of editors' decission, either for removing or btingin back track to it.

    I dont;t know if there is chance of exporting an EDL, which you can edit outside MC, adding those extra audio tracks, and then reimport to the editor. I don't know if that can be done.

    Good luck with this! If you find a way, would be great you can share it here.

    Regards.

     

        Diego

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  • Thu, Feb 22 2024 4:37 AM In reply to

    Re: Synced Audio tracks workflow

    On the audio side, in Pro Tools, this can be done automatically. In MC, not so much.

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  • Fri, Feb 23 2024 12:41 PM In reply to

    • FilippoM
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    Re: Synced Audio tracks workflow

    Thank you guys for your replies!
    Diego, I'll let you know - but I'm afraid I'd need to add audio tracks manually for each shot.

  • Fri, Feb 23 2024 1:51 PM In reply to

    Re: Synced Audio tracks workflow

    FilippoM:
    Hi guys, I’ve synced footage to audio files. Each clip is linked to 4 audio tracks (lav mics + boom), but in the timeline I worked using only 2 of the 4 audio tracks synced. Now I need to export an AAF for sound so I need all the 4 audio tracks back in the timeline. What’s the quickest way to get all the audio tracks back? Is it using 'match frame' on each individual media and manually pull the missing audio tracks the best way? Is there a quicker one? Generally, is there a worflow to edit without all the synced audio tracks, and then bring them all back easily at the end?
    Many thanks!

    Filippo

    Depending on your MC version, there may be a right-click on highlighted clip tool called Change Source Track. If you have it and it offers a drop-down choice of your 4 tracks, you might consider duplicating your existing audio tracks (on a duplicate sequence, using 3 duplicated tracks per each original track) and seeing if you can then highlight  one entire duplicate track to change All its clips to one of the missing source tracks you need. Repeat as needed. You can set the Timeline View to show "Mediafiles" to show source audio track # confirming your changes. You can mute all those duplicate tracks. You can re-position the corrected tracks to appear as if you edited  on Timeline all four channels, but only used the good sound you needed.

     

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  • Fri, Feb 23 2024 6:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Synced Audio tracks workflow

    This is normally called a 'Mic Find'

    I try to avoid it by cutting with all of the audio channels associated to a subclip/masterclip. 

    You have to match frame and manually recut

    Job ter Burg:

    On the audio side, in Pro Tools, this can be done automatically. In MC, not so much.

    I'm unfamiliar with that - what's the feature called?

  • Sat, Feb 24 2024 3:31 AM In reply to

    Re: Synced Audio tracks workflow

    In PT, you can designate a track to be a Field Recorder Guide Track, select one or more or all clips on that track, right-click and choose Expand. 

    Telegram's suggestion would likely be the most elegant solution on the MC side, though!

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