Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Best practices, part of Final Cut Pro X Guru: Sync Sound Workflow.
- The most dangerous thing about developing…any workflow is not testing it.…And I cannot stress enough that you should test…this sort of workflow from start to end…to make sure you know it before…you go and do that big production.…That being said there's some best practices…I'd like you to adhere to.…Now in a perfect world you'd have SMPTE timecode.…Now it is a timecode generator and you plug it in…to all your cameras and sound and everybody essentially…is jam synced working together.…That's great but most cameras don't have this capability.…
They do have the capability for time of day.…So that's our fallback.…I want you to make sure that all your equipment,…your recorders, your phones, your cameras,…all have the correct time of day and date.…This can make or break the ease of your post-production.…Because you'll know when these finals were created.…You should absolutely use a slate.…And there's some great iOS and Android slates available.…One of my favorites is DSLR Slate,…it has all sorts of other abilities…
Luckily, Final Cut Pro X has amazing ability to sync your media—and it gets even better when you incorporate the powerful third-party plugin PluralEyes. This course will help you quickly master the nuances of this workflow, save time, and get the best results when syncing media in Final Cut Pro.
- Syncing clips based on audio and markers
- Cleaning up sound in the Inspector
- Fixing syncing in complex clips
- Adding metadata
- Organizing sync clips
- Performing multicam syncs
- Syncing clips in PluralEyes