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  • Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:08 PM

    • Malcolm DeSoto
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    replacing clips within a sequence?

    So, I'm going through a lot of footage that all needs to be synced with the off-camera audio. I've been syncing clips and then cutting them into sequences. 

    My only dilemma, is that the director wants to start cutting together sequences before the clips have been synced, which means I have to go in later and sync up the audio. 

    I'm wondering what the best way to go about this would be. 

     

    Is there an easy way to substitute clips that have been edited into a sequence with their synced subclip counter parts? 

     

     

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  • Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:21 PM In reply to

    • E-GoRe
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    Re: replacing clips within a sequence?

    Are you syncing clips by using the waveform audio with the clapper? Is it going to be a dialog sequence? If it is, I would let him that he will be saving a lot of time, and in the long run money if he lets you sync them first. I would stick to your guns on this one or you're opening up a big can of worms.

  • Fri, Dec 16 2011 12:31 AM In reply to

    • Malcolm DeSoto
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    Re: replacing clips within a sequence?

    Yeah, synced wave forms on the clap. Dialog. So, there's not an easy way to just replace an instance of a clip with a subclip...

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  • Fri, Dec 16 2011 12:39 AM In reply to

    Re: replacing clips within a sequence?

    Malcolm:

    I agree with E-Gore. He really should let you take the time to sync everything first, it will save time and money in the long run. But even if he refuses, I predict that after trying to follow the story for the first minute or so of the cut, he'll be so totally distracted by out sync audio that he'll reluctantly relent to your wishes. Some people just have to drive straight into a brick wall instead of swerving around it.

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  • Fri, Dec 16 2011 5:05 PM In reply to

    • Malcolm DeSoto
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    Re: replacing clips within a sequence?

    Good info to know. You'll be happy to know that the gods have smiled upon us editors and the director will hold off until syncing has been completed...phew...

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  • Sat, Dec 17 2011 2:13 AM In reply to

    • jwrl
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    Re: replacing clips within a sequence?

    Larry Rubin:
    Some people just have to drive straight into a brick wall instead of swerving around it.
    - or won't wait until the gate in the wall opens.  Good thing they've seen sense, Malcolm.  The alternative wouldn't have been enjoyable for them or you.

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