Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video History of dual sync audio, part of Final Cut Pro X Guru: Sync Sound Workflow.
- To talk about the history of dual sync…means really going back to the beginning of sound in film.…You see, the thing is, film had no way to capture sound.…So what they did was record sound separately.…And that's where those clappers come in.…Cause what you could do is use the clappers,…find the first frame where the clappers hit…and then you could go onto the sound…and find that moment and sync them back up.…We had gotten rid of that and we were happy…without it back in the days of tape in cameras.…DSLRs came around, that revolution about five,…six years ago happened, with a lousy automatic gain control,…making it really difficult to capture…anything professional soundwise.…
Originally we would take a better microphone…out there and we would use the clappers the same way…except that we had now the sound twice.…A lousy one, a reference one on the camera,…and a great sound that we could…get real close to our talent.…The idea that we could do this,…that we could put them back together…meant in software a smart set of engineers said,…
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