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    • Dan
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    Sound syncing plugin for Media Composer

    Hello all,

    Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations on sound syncing software that will talk to Avid/be easy to integrate into an Avid workflow.

    What we would normally have is footage often on a DSLR with upsound, and then separate wavs from a digital recorder (not always the same amount of clips either!) Ideally I'd like something that will take the upsound and the wav and match them on the timeline so we don't have to sync it all by eye (or ear).

    I've looked into pluraleyes, which looks ok but seems like there would be extra importing/exporting as it's a standalone program - is there any Avid plugin that does the same thing from within Avid? Or is pluraleyes the best solution?

    Thanks

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  • Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Sound syncing plugin for Media Composer

    Hi, I can highly recommend pluraleyes. Export / import AAF roster only with reference to the media. It is a small text file and it runs very quickly. Download the program and try it. It's a 30-day trial version is fully functional.
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  • Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: Sound syncing plugin for Media Composer

    I've been there; when I was editing my 5D footage I purchased a Horita TC generator and Tascam digital recorder with jam sync time code.  We would jam sync the Tascam to the Horita which was feeding TC to channel 2 of the 5d we then brought all of the files Video and audio into the Avid and using Read Audio Time code and Auto sync in Avid we would get sub clips with video and audio. The problem was the Tascam TC would drift throughout the day.  We then started jam syncing before every interview.  I finally sold the 5D and bought a Sony PMW F3.

    Plural eyes was only working for FCP at the time, they now make it for Avid, folks I've talked to say it works fine most of the time. 

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  • Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Sound syncing plugin for Media Composer

    scocklin:

     

    I've been there; when I was editing my 5D footage I purchased a Horita TC generator and Tascam digital recorder with jam sync time code.  We would jam sync the Tascam to the Horita which was feeding TC to channel 2 of the 5d we then brought all of the files Video and audio into the Avid and using Read Audio Time code and Auto sync in Avid we would get sub clips with video and audio. The problem was the Tascam TC would drift throughout the day.  We then started jam syncing before every interview.  I finally sold the 5D and bought a Sony PMW F3.

    Plural eyes was only working for FCP at the time, they now make it for Avid, folks I've talked to say it works fine most of the time. 

     

     

    ISn't there also an issue with the Audio on the 5D being 1 frame out. So Timecode on that track or even guide audio will still result in a timecode offset. Had a few people caught out by it.

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  • Thu, Feb 2 2012 4:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: Sound syncing plugin for Media Composer

    Not sure about the 1 frame off, when the TC drifted it was off by 15 frames or more.  I had to add a pad to the audio coming out of the Horita because it was 2vPtoP, when the TC was on it worked perfectly.  I found the procedure of how to do it on YouTube, it is a video put out by Avid.  The 5D is a good camera for getting into tight spaces, I used it on a documentary I shot for NatGeo on building the Bentley auto, we shot in Crew, England.  I used a triangular carmount kit from Filmtools to mount the 5D on various parts of the car inside and out, I worried allot about rolling shutter but the Bentley is a smooth ride; it worked out great. 

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  • Thu, Feb 2 2012 5:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Sound syncing plugin for Media Composer

     

    Looks like pluraleyes is the best solution for us - thanks for the advice all.

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