Taping a guitarist soloing over a song from a pre recorded video

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    • #72000926
      Avatarfsacquaye
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      Hello,

      I will be attempting to tape a guitarist soloing over a song coming from a of pre recorded video. When done, I want combine both videos (old and new) into a single split screen video.

      How would I time code both videos so that the guitarists start point and solo over the pre existing video sync perfectly?

      I come from a music background. I am only now venturing into video.

      Thank you kindly!

      • This topic was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Avatarfsacquaye.
    • #72000937
      Avatarbobspez
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      I do this all the time. My friend will record his part of a song (vocal, guitar) and send me the video and audio tracks. I load my friend’s audio track on the Zoom R16 multitrack recorder. I start the camera and then start the audio recorder and play along to his audio track. That puts my audio track in sync with his.
      I’m recording my tracks on the multitrack recorder but am also capturing my audio on the camera. Since my audio tracks on the recorder are in sync with my friend’s audio track, I load the following tracks on the premiere pro timeline. My friends video with audio track. My audio track from the recorder. My video and audio from the camera, which I move on the timeline to be in sync with my audio track from the recorder. Now everything is in sync. I then will mute the camera audio on thw timwline, since the recorder audio is usually a better signal. I Don’t use time codes at all.

      • #72000938
        Avatarbobspez
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        Here’s a recent example. My friend’s video is on the left. I added my part (on the right) using the method I described above.

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Avatarbobspez.
      • #72000946
        Avatarbobspez
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        P.S. Another thing you can do in addition to the above, is play four count in notes at the start of the audio and video and four count out notes at the end. This way when you zoom into the timeline to line up your video/audio from the camera (they will be locked together on the timeline) to match your recorder audio on the timeline you can even verify there is no drift in the footage between the camera and the audio recorder tracks from the start to end of the video. If there is, you can cut a few frames in the middle of the camera video/audio or add a few frames to minimize the drift. Generally it’s not a problem, if it is, it would only be a few miliseconds.

        • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Avatarbobspez.
    • #72000951
      Avatarfsacquaye
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      Bob,
      Awesome. Thank you for the tips. For some reason your video example isn’t showing up on my end. I’m not sure if it’s just me or if you can see it in your brower.

      I was beginning to wonder if I’d see an answer here.

      As I thought about it some more, I wondered about adding a 4 count but I wasn’t sure. It’s easy to do it for audio only but I’m guessing it might be the same for video? Add the audio and re-save the all the files with the video into one file? I’ve worked with DAWs for years but not video so I think I see what you’re talking about.

      Many thanks again!

    • #72000952
      Avatarfsacquaye
      Participant

      PS: The video showed up! Thank you. I get it. Btw, Nice collaboration!! The man in black is smiling somewhere right about now.

      PPS: Sweet guitars btw. The worlds most versatile electric guitar (tele) and the world’s most popular acoustic – the dreadnaught.

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Avatarfsacquaye.
      • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by Avatarfsacquaye.
      • #72000972
        Avatarbobspez
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        You are most welcome. About the 4 count, remember you are recording your audio on a recorder while listening to the original audio track on that recorder, and your video+audio on a camera at the same time. Because you are recording the new track while the original track is playing on the recorder, your new recorder audio track and the original audio track are in sync. The audio on your camera is the tool to sync up your camera audio/video (they are locked together on the video editing timeline) with the recorder audio (which is already in sync with the original audio on the recorder). Once you have synced up all the tracks you can mute the camera audio for the render. On Premiere Pro and most editors when you zoom into the timeline you can see the peaks and valleys of the audio wave form which lets you precisely line up your audio (and attached) video tracks. Playing those four notes before the start of the song and after the end of the song shows up clearly on the recorder and camera audio time lines as 4 dots. I generally insert 10 seconds at the start of the original audio/video tracks to accomodate the 4 notes, and get set for the start of the song.

    • #72001133
      Avatarfsacquaye
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      Sounds good on all the above. Thanks again. Your input is much appreciated!

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