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How to sync tracks by TimeCode in sequence

Feb 20, 2014 8:56 AM

Hi have several dozen clips from two cameras. I want to drag all of camera A into one Track, and all of camera B into another track. A multi-camera sequence would be fine, but unfortunately it ends up treating each clip as a separate track and I want Cam-A as Track 1 and Cam-B as track two so that ultimately I'm only having to deal with TWO cameras. I also need to sync by TimeCode when I add them to the sequence.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!

 
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    Feb 20, 2014 9:28 AM   in reply to Stephen Barrante

    You'll have to do the syncing manually.  That's why it's a good idea to keep all cameras rolling until the event is over, so you only have to sync once.

     
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    Feb 20, 2014 3:37 PM   in reply to Stephen Barrante

    Don't you want multicam?  The two cameras aren't covering the same 'event'.

     
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    Feb 20, 2014 6:31 PM   in reply to Stephen Barrante

    OK.

     

    But my question is, if the two camera's coverage doesn't overlap, what are you syncing to?

     
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    Feb 20, 2014 6:36 PM   in reply to Stephen Barrante

    You don't sync to timecode, you sync with timecode.  The question is, what are you syncing the A clips to?  It would have to be another clip of some type.  If not the B cam, then what?

     
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    Feb 20, 2014 7:07 PM   in reply to Stephen Barrante

    If you have Common (Identical TC on each camera) you can Place each clip in the timeline on separate tracks then Right Click> Synchronise>Timecode.

     

    Yo can set up a Sequence and write what ever TC Start to it that "covers" the TC in your clips and use that to line up eveything.

     

    All depends on how you planned and shot your footage and managed the audio.

     

    You have not said what you did or how you did it (in the shoot)

     

    Are you dealing with audio from any of the cameras.

    Synch  or Gen LOcked cameras?

     
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    Feb 20, 2014 7:40 PM   in reply to Stephen Barrante

    I would manually line up the shots as per the shot list using the TC at the start of each clip or first common TC in each clip.  Use a Marker maybe . 

     

    ITs a TVC ...how many shots can there be?

     
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    Feb 20, 2014 7:55 PM   in reply to Stephen Barrante

    Did you try this suggestion?

     

    If you have Common (Identical TC on each camera) you can Place each clip in the timeline on separate tracks then Right Click> Synchronise>Timecode.

     

    Did you use the type in to TC Box funtion for navigation in source / program or timeline?

     

    Did you use markers and SYnchronise to markers?

     

    How would you have liked it to work?

     
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    Feb 21, 2014 10:03 AM   in reply to Stephen Barrante

    There's no way to get that in PP automatically.  Like I said, you don't sync to timecode, you sync with timecode.  Which means there has to be a clip there with timecode to sync to.  The 'gaps' you expect have no clips, and hence, no timecode to sync with.

     
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    Feb 21, 2014 4:41 PM   in reply to Stephen Barrante

    Did you try Synching Cam to Cam only? (excluding the external audio)

     

    BTW - Cam to cam with different audio roll durations may need the audio checker boarded to allow "space".

     

     

    Something else. - workflow

     

    I would have shot the project and assumed one camera was the Master.

    This footage I would have edited to the sequence first.  Video 1

     

    Then I would  work with the second camera in the source monitor and drop in shots I needed to  Video 2. ie no cuts or inserts in the master on Vid 1

     

    Tip - you can Gang the Monitors once you have the footage synched to the Time code.in Source and Timeline (Program Monitor)  Thats where navigating in the clip via TC comes in.  Find common point and Gang Up.

     
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