Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Multi-Camera Video Editing.
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While the tools inside of Premier Pro for syncing are quite good, there is a dedicated third party utility called PluralEyes and its quite useful to help you with tough sync problems. For example, on this sequence here where we lined everything up, I could go under Window > Extensions, and choose PluralEyes. This makes it easy to then save the project and send things over. Launches PluralEyes. This is a simple way to move your material across the board. Then clicking synchronize, you'll analyze the audio tracks and attempt to line them up.
Now in this particular case it failed. That's okay though. Remember, this was the previous example we looked at where the audio wasn't really available in all of the clips, and they didn't match perfectly. We, in fact, had to rely on visual sync, so that's not really a fair test. But what I do like is how easy it is to line things up and then click export timeline and send things right back to Premier Pro, and you see it brings it in. Now, let's close that example out and switch to the other way of working with PluralEyes.
If we're working in PluralEyes itself we can also just bring media in directly. You'll notice a button up top called add media. Clicking this lets you navigate to the media you want to bring in. Here we go. In this case I'm going to grab this whole folder. Now it recognized the audio in that folder, but I need to be a little more precise. So let's step into that folder and we'll grab each angle. Let's go up a level here, and start with the P2 camera. Grab angle a, the main camera, and keep going.
Angle b. Angle c. And you see, in this case, it's one angle per track. We'll keep going. And go to the DSLR bin where in each of these folders are two clips. That's because with DSLRs, they have a record length limit and there might be a limitation to how much we can record. In this case, it's a interview with a owner of a wine and cheese shop and he's talking about good pairings. And let's add that last angle in. Now that all the clips are in, we're ready to go to the next stage.
- Importing files into Premiere Pro
- Using content analysis
- Modifying timecode
- Adding clips to a multicamera sequence
- Determining the sync point through timecode, audio, or other methods
- Syncing with PluralEyes
- Creating a multicamera workspace
- Editing and finishing the footage