Syncing bits of footage (Vegas Movie studio HD 11)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by David Dyer-Bennet, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. I can import multiple video and audio clips, and with some work I can
    manually sync them (finding the matching bits by ear, basically, then
    nudging them around).

    I think my cameras all put timestamp information in the video, though
    (or maybe even timecode?). Is there any way I can get Vegas to import
    them at the point the timestamp says they should go in the overall
    project (I might have to do something to the initial timeline parameters
    after importing the first full covering shot or something)? This
    wouldn't give me exact sync (because the camera clocks aren't synced
    that accurately), but would remove the multiple-hour process of
    establishing approximate sync manually, leaving only the job of gettting
    them precisely synced from there (which really isn't that hard, once
    you're close). (Next time, if I just leave the camera I'm running
    around taking the closeup shots with running rather than stopping and
    starting it every time, I can drastically reduce the number of clips I
    have to sync up, but that's next time.)

    I find tiny references to timecode in the docs, almost as if maybe it's
    not really supported in the cheap version I have, and the references are
    leftover from the Pro version or something; that would be unfortunate,
    but going cheap has its problems (video is something I'm just playing
    with a bit, not very seriously, because my new cameras now mostly
    support it; not my main interest or focus).
     
    David Dyer-Bennet, Jan 3, 2013
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  2. David Dyer-Bennet

    Brian Guest

    You should be able to import video into vegas in the order that it was
    recorded in by default. If you select all the clips and drag them to the
    timeline then they should still be in the same order hat hey were shot in.
    The date and time is recorded on each clip that can help you to get them in
    order should they get out of order.
     
    Brian, Jan 4, 2013
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  3. I just synced up multiple clips from two cameras using a trial version of
    PluralEyes. When it didn't get them exactly right, they were pretty darn
    close and easy to manually nudge. I didn't go back and try their extra
    precise option, which might have been better but probably significantly
    slower.
     
    Gary Templeman, Feb 21, 2013
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