October 13, 2014 at 12:19AM
Please explain the relevance of clapping before a take for the purpose of syncing sound
Today, I came across two instances where something that I fail to articulate because I did not understand it was mentioned.
It vaguely had to do with clapping before a take just to sync audio with video. And that's what I do not understand.
The two instances I came across are:
1) An answer from a thread on this forum itself:
"Also, just in case you didn’t already know this, if you’re syncing sound in post and you don’t have FCPX or Plural Eyes, be sure to get the actors to clap at the beginning of each take so you have something easy to use to line up the sound with the video."
2) In this video, please watch from 22:58 onwards or thereabouts.