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  • Way to sync production sound when video already cut?

  • Vinny Murphy

    February 28, 2021 at 9:30 am

    I have a video cut (in Premiere Pro) with the camera mic sound and I’m wondering does anyone know a way to replace that sound with the proper production sound and not have to go looking for every little bit? Is there a way to align the production sound so it will automatically replace the camera mic sound. I fear I’ve just been too stupid but there’s still hope until someone tells me it’s impossible. There are (of course) a lot of cuts.

  • Chris Wright

    March 2, 2021 at 3:46 am


    I believe that you can import all audio all into the same sequence, right click, and click synchronize. This may be messy if you have a feature film and hundreds of hours of audio, but it’s the fastest way short of using tenticle sync or timecode audio in production ahead of the fact.

  • Bill Celnick

    March 4, 2021 at 11:16 am

    If this is something you do frequently, take a look at Plural Eyes:

    I’ve used it for years, typically to replace camera audio with recordings from audio recorders, or house audio recorded at a presentation or event.

    As far as cuts – bring in the better audio and sync it up before you start your edit – don’t cut first or it will never match up.

  • Donald Leitch

    March 5, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    If you have After Effects too you can use this trick:

    – Copy the contents of your timeline and paste it into an After Effects composition.

    – Right click on each media file in the Project pane and select Replace with Precomp.

    – Copy the contents of the composition and paste it back into an After Effects Sequence.

    – You should now have that precomp as a nested sequence. Enter the sequence that contains your media. Add a new audio track, sync it up and mute the original audio. These changes will reflect in the original sequence.

  • Graham Withers

    March 5, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    No easy solves but depending on how many sources you’re dealing with, you could sync your rushes, turn on dupe detection and paste the rush at the end of the timeline – cutting, pasting and replacing down the line.

    Super labour intensive but at least you’ll have the problem solved in a (long) day for sure.

    Good luck with it!

  • Michael Grenadier

    March 5, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    but I think the step these answers miss is if you’ve already edited the piece, that once you’ve synched the camera original, you’ll need to export these synched clips and then “make offline” the camera original and then “relink” to the clips with the synched audio. There are other workflows for this I think, but this one seems to work for me. AND DO ONE CLIP FIRST TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHINGS WORKING PROPERLY BEFORE DOING EVERYTHING…. (the voice of experience speaking). Then everything should be fine in your edited sequence except you made need to make some tweaks to the audio levels. And pluraleyes is great. For some reason or other, I sometimes find premiere works for the synching when PE doesn’t while sometimes PE works better.

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