December 2, 2014 at 1:48AM
RED audio batch syncing workflow in Premiere CC - best practice?
Is there a way to batch sync multiple audio and video clips in Premiere? By using timecode? I work a lot with RED-material, so Pluraleyes doesn't really work.
Currently my workflow is as follows:
- After importing the material I sort it into bins by card, or by timecode (for example material from 08:00-10:00, 10:00-12:00 and so on). I put the corresponding audio and video together.
- Choose the bin, create a multi camera sequence that synchronises to timecode, and creates a single multicam source sequence.
- Create a new sequence from the multicam sequence, cmd-click to open it so I can get inside it.
- Then I manually clean up the sequence with track selection tool and track locking, which is really cumbersome, but necessary, since multicam creates a new track for each individual clip, which can result to few hundred video and audio tracks.
- Selet everything in the cleaned up sequence, copy paste into a new sequence.
- Select all audio and move it so it syncs, because the timecode always somehow messes up a few frames, but it messes them everywhere the same way. So for example nudge all audio 5 frames later.
- Then, depending on how polished the end result has to be, maybe start removing the empty spaces and cutting away unnecessary audio. Or just merge the clips straight away, going one by one through the sequence.
- Repeat until everything is in sync.
Please tell me there is an easier way to this. I haven't been able to find any better ways to do it.