- May 15, 2021 at 7:31 pm
We’re film students so please be gentle with us. We know we should’ve done all this before starting to edit…
We edited our film using the Camera Sound (it’s a documentary) and now we need to synch about 30% of the film with the audio files from our sound recordist. For synching the material we’re using PluralEyes.
Our Workflow is the following
1. Drag&Drop Audio Files and Video File (with on camera sound) in PE
2. Export for Premiere
3. In Premiere we get a new Sequence with all Audio Tracks (5 tracks from Sound Recordist + 1 Track from on camera sound)
4. We use Match Frame to add the Audio Files from our Sound Recordist to each clip in the edited Sequence
Is there an easier Workflow? For example can I tell Premiere to replace all Clips from “No_01” to “No_100 with the Clips “No_01_synch” to “No_100_synch” in a way that Premiere also automatically replaces the clips wherever they were used in a Timeline? Or is there a simpler way to add the 5 additional Audio Tracks to the clips in our Timeline?
We appreciate every bit of help! Thanks in advance!
And all the best!
- May 17, 2021 at 3:43 pm
I don’t know if my workflow is any better then yours, but we use Plural Eyes for just about every project we do – from wedding films to conferences as we record our main sound usually from digital audio recorders, and use camera audio as a guide.
I start my projects in Premiere, and generally stay in Premiere, essentially using Plural Eyes more as a plugin on the Premiere timeline.
Here are my steps:
1. Process audio files first – using Audition or Izotope
2. If I’m going to have to use camera audio at all – export it as a wav and again, process in Auditon and bring back to Premiere
3. Open Premiere, start a new project and place all the video and audio clips on the timeline.
4. Send to Plural Eyes by going to “Window””Extensions””Plural Eyes” and the Plural Eyes Window opens – then click “Synchronize”
Your method of syncing the better audio after synchronizing the video clips adds an unnecessary step and possibly some headaches as it’s my understanding that Plural Eyes needs to work with complete files, not edited pieces.
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