I just upgraded to Premiere CC and I'm a bit(very) dissapointed. One of the reasons why we upgraded was the possiblity to sync audio and video within Premiere. We use Plural eyes quite extensively but I'd love to be able to do everything within Premiere.
However I've tried to Sync a few video clips (DSLR with Rode top mic) with a few audio clips (from audio recorder) and the result is always off. Sometimes by a few seconds, sometimes by less and sometimes Premiere wont even consider some of the clips......
I've tried the syncing through the Multicam feature or through the 'merge clips' option to no avail......I mean, this is really bad from Adobe! how can it be so faulty? Is there something I'm missing?
Back to Plural Eyes then.....
This is really terrible. On my case It can't even sync one video clip and one audio clip. Let alone multiple clips. How can they release this......thing!
It makes you wonder how a small company can release Plural Eyes which is a great piece of software and a mega corporation like Adobe cant even get a small feature right.
Can anyone from Adobe comment please? is this something you looking into or should I just get my money back?
I do believe we've uncovered (yet another) bug. For the life of me, I couldn't get a video to sync to its respective WAV. The audio from both sources was clean and clear; if Premiere couldn't auto sync this, it couldn't sync anything...
Then the funny part: it could sync everything else together perfectly (DSLR, GoPro, HDV). I must admit I was impressed, GoPros record fairly horrible audio- but Premiere managed to sync them accurately and quickly with the other cameras. It just treated the external audio as foreign and refused it.
Can someone from Adobe chime in? I'm here for questions.
The trouble I had was with a video clip and a Zoom audio clip, trying to created a Merged clip, not a multicam.
I wonder if the audio clip is what's throwing things off somehow, though I can't imagine why. Audio is audio, in this case, as it all get's conformed to the same 32 bit floating point anyway. I would assume PP is using that to look for sync, so I'm not seeing how the audio source messes things up.
Exactly Jim. Absolutely nothing will sync with Tascam WAV file (be it timeline sync, merged clips, mulitcam, etc.). But the videos seem to sync together with nary an issue (timeline or multicam). Strange.
My initial thought was that the WAV's specs were somehow incompatible with the new option. So, I tried transcoding it to different audio formats... no dice. Next step: transcode the audio to a video format and try it again. There has got to be some logic to this.
I've already done a bug report a couple of weeks ago on the "merge clip" using audio bug i.e. doesn't sync audio at all and this function just puts each video clip at the beginning of the audio track as a merge and always out of sync. So I'm using the new Plural Eyes for CC update available free at Red Giant until we get a fix from Adobe for the Merge Clips and Multi Cam problems. I also haven't seen much mention of the merge clips audio option bug until this thread.
I'm sure this is a bug. I think I managed to sync one video clip with one standalone audio track. I've tried this feauture at least 10-12 times and I only got it right once. Ill try again today.
I guess this is the same bug for the 'merge clips' as it is for 'multicam' as they use the same option window and it makes sense that the process or function is the same one. It's curious to observe how multcam seems to work as it moves clips around only to realise they are all off. it also discards lots of video clips when it discovers it can't sync them
By the way, my audio files are from a Tascam too, DR-100
Jim Simon wrote:
If others could report their results when trying to sync video with a stand alone audio file, we may see a pattern.
I've had no luck with that. Not that it matters, but the sound input was a WAV file from a Roland R-09.
I can't sync anything - using AV clips or Roland recorder audio clips - doing it exactly the way the adobe tutorial says. Makes no difference whether I'm using Multicam merger, or merely audio syncing two clips on the timeline - no go. I upgraded mostly for this feature. Only bought CC a couple of days ago, so I'm absolutely about to bail on this upgrade.