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Old 03-27-2009, 11:28 PM
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Default Sync audio and video

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I use a mixer with 5 drum mics and am looking to make drumming videos. Just wondering if anyone has any tips on how to sync to the audio being recording via the mics and mixer into my PC with the video from my camera?
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:31 PM
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I literally just drag and drop the audio track from my DAW into the video and then remove the existing audio track. I have to line it up and tweak it a little, but in the end I'm happy with the result. I use iMovie, but I'm assuming all these simple video editing programs work the same.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:38 PM
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Ah yeah mate , because isn't it reallly really hard to line them up together so it looks right?
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:41 PM
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Ah yeah mate , because isn't it reallly really hard to line them up together so it looks right?
Not in the slightest. Synchronised timecodes can also help.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:48 PM
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I spent maybe 5 minutes really trimming and alingning to make it look right. I've never heard of timecodes... I know I've posted this recently, but here is the result of my efforts. The fact that this is an ekit has nothing to do with the method of editing, I would've done the exact same thing with an acoustic kit (only louder, and in the daytime).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPUMVaBPeA
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:54 PM
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Timecodes can be a bit complicated, but essentially what you'd do is use an external clock (say, on a DAW) and then plug it directly into the camera with the same clock being used. This can be done on quite a lot of gear, but isn't really necessary for this sort of work. When using multiple, multiple cameras (professional work) you'd want all the cameras to be synchronised.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:57 PM
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Ah, well considering that I record using the one onboard tiny camera while recording live in the DAW I don't think my production crew (me) needs to trouble themselves with timecodes.
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:00 AM
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Ah, well considering that I record using the one onboard tiny camera while recording live in the DAW I don't think my production crew (me) needs to trouble themselves with timecodes.
No you don't. But if you were to do anything in the future requiring multiple cameras, give it a shot. I've never done it either, but it's the same as synchronising MIDI clocks when you have (say) a hardware sequencer and a DAW running at the same time. Particularly common with DAT recording I've found...
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