Sync Sound: How to Work With Pocket Audio Recorders

Sync Sound


I really would recommend D

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I really would recommend DualEyes or Plural Eyes software which takes the reference sound from the movie - strips it out and replaces it with the higher quality sound using an algorithm. I've used in on countless films now and find it to be excellent - I know you try to keep articles brand free but it is really a time saver.

Same way: each audio track

Same way: each audio tracks of each video stream will show the same clap spike, assuming all the cameras had their audio recording on, of course.


Syncing 2 or 3 cameras

When using 2 or 3 cameras, it does no matter which camera gets the clap. If your really worried and it is possible, Point the 3 cameras to clapper, press record on each camera, stand in front with you MIC or Recording device nearby and clap, that way all 3 cameras will be in sync sound wise, but your not using the Audio form the Cameras, you should be using a separate device to Record Audio as per the above article. So as long as you have a NLE that does Multi Camera, place you clips on 3 lines on the timeline and away you go.


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How to sync audio and video footage.

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**For sync up multiple camera angles, I'd suggest trying out PluralEyes (
And if you're just shooting on 1 camera, check out DreamSync ( It's not as cumbersome or expensive as PluralEyes and gets the job done for smaller quick projects. 
**There's actually an app called DreamSync, a standalone application that's built for the novice user as well as professionals. It syncs your footage and audio into one single clip so that it can then be imported into applications like iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut X, or any other editing suite. 
Both apps are effective depending on your editing workflow and how much (or little) time you want to dedicate to learning another interface for syncing audio/video footage.  


Audio sync

Well, if you're on Mac and use iMovie, best thing to do would be to use something like Sync'N'Replace, which works straight from the Finder as riight click context option in Finder. Basically, you select few files, and select -> remove bad audio with good quality. And thats it. Once done, you can open up iMovie and do the editing.
Another option, if you're using Avid , would be Entangle for Avid, which is way better than using Plural eyes or doing it manually. It has roundtrip in context menus (Avid) and AAF on return. You can try these for free. (Entangle for Avid -