[Mark Smith] “one audio wav file from my mix pre 6 and my camera clip…I have tried every possible way to sync the clips and the resulting synced clip has no picture…the result is a synced clip with the proper audio and no video even though there is common time code, decent audio on both clips etc…”
My documentary team uses the Sound Devices MixPre-6; it’s really good. Label all clips from each camera or recorder in the Inspector, then create a multi-cam clip and select sync on audio (not timecode). It is often best to use a multicam clip even for one A/V and one audio clip.
To label each batch of clips, select those in the Event Browser, then in Inspector press the “i” button at top, then give them a camera name. Without labeling each group of clips, the audio sync attempt often will not work.
After doing that I suggest marking the parent clips rejected using the filter “hide rejected”. Then keyword/rate only the MC clip. This is because ratings and keywords for the parent clips are not passed through to the MC clip and you don’t want to accidentally use a parent clip in the timeline.
Sam Mestman mentioned the advantages of using multicam over sync clips here:
His procedure for prepping the clips for sync is here: