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  • Posted by Geoff Dills on June 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    For the life of me I can’t get this to work, so I decided to see how easy it would be to do it manually. So I popped the video and audio to the timeline with sync fairly close. Then after trying it the old way: listen, stop, adjust, rinse and repeat, I discovered I could just let the timeline play and move the video track forward and backward relative to my separate audio track below using the comma/period combo. When the audio stopped echoing I had sync. Very easy.

    Best,
    Geoff

    Geoff Dills replied 12 years, 11 months ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Cyrus Dowlatshahi

    June 25, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I’m doing the Larry Jordan training as I type this but I can’t wait to try this out this weekend! I’m really gonna need to be syncing a ton of sound the summer…

  • Chris Kenny

    June 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    [Geoff Dills] “For the life of me I can’t get this to work, so I decided to see how easy it would be to do it manually. So I popped the video and audio to the timeline with sync fairly close. Then after trying it the old way: listen, stop, adjust, rinse and repeat, I discovered I could just let the timeline play and move the video track forward and backward relative to my separate audio track below using the comma/period combo. When the audio stopped echoing I had sync. Very easy.

    You can also create a new compound clip in the browser (see the File menu) and sync audio/video clips there. This is what the auto-sync feature does. It’s sort of like creating a merged clip in FCP 7, except you can open compound clips and edit them like sequences. (Which is something I was always really annoyed you couldn’t do with merged clips in 7.)


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  • Geoff Dills

    June 26, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I know that’s what it is SUPPOSED to do, but when I try to sync two clips which synced perfectly with plural eyes in FCP7 the result is a compound clip in which the secondary audio is NOT.in sync. I’ve tried it a dozen times.

    Best,
    Geoff

  • Nate Weaver

    June 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Hm. I’ve had very good luck with “Create Synchronized Clip” so far.

    3 cameras, separate audio via recorder went together very fast automagically.

    Nate Weaver
    Director/D.P., Los Angeles
    https://www.nateweaver.net

  • Geoff Dills

    June 27, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I finally realized I was approaching this with a plural eyes POV on how it should work, so I selected ALL the clips I wanted synced and said go to work. Wrong. By doing it one video with secondary audio at a time it works perfectly. When the manual said “two video clips” my mind read “from different cameras” instead of what was clearly written in the manual, “recorded during the same take.”

    Best,
    Geoff

  • Geoff Dills

    June 27, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    It’s interesting to see the behavior of the synced clips in a sequence. Wherever there is no video in the synced clip, you can see through to the clip below it in the viewer as you skim the top clip.

    Best,
    Geoff

  • Alex Knee

    June 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I read this and attempted to sync video (with Audio) to a seperate audio recording.

    Background: I filmed a concert a few months ago and edited the show with FCP Studio 2. I figured I’d use the same footage to learn FCPX.

    So, I made a new project and imported all the video clips and audio. The audio is a board recording in mp3 format the band gave me.
    The one camera is a HV30 that I had recording the whole show and then I had a handheld 5D that I filmed song by song.
    I attempted to sync the whole thing at once and like above had no luck. I then tried to sync the audio with one video clip and it doesn’t sync but, creates a timeline with the audio track and the video clip locked together out of sync.

    Any ideas what I am doing wrong here? Or should I just give up and manually sync things up like I would with FCP7?

  • Geoff Dills

    June 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I am away from FCPX today so I can’t try this, but try putting markers where you think it is a good sync point and see if that helps. Also could try putting in points as well, as the manual says it will try to sync using those.

    Best,
    Geoff

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