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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #1
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Syncing Timecode

Hello everyone!

I just have a question about syncing timecode.

So I synced the timecode between my HVX200 and DVX100 based on time with a free run timecode. The HVX200 was recording on P2 - DVX100 was on tape so I had to capture it via firewire.

In premier cs4 - How can I automatically sync them based on there free run time code. Any Ideas? I want to do multi camera editing after
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Old January 17th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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Old January 18th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Adam.

Unforunetly I am unable to sync with time code - which is why I synced my cameras time code in the first place. Anyone have a solution for me =(


I have done this with Avid a couple years ago - but never with premier
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Old January 18th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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I don't understand. Unable how? Do the timecodes on the clips come in correctly? If the TC between the two cams is synced correctly, what's the issue you're having?

Both of your cams will allow you to jam sync with each other down to the exact frame, yes? If you based each cam's Free Run TC on its own internal clock, chances are they aren't synced with each other, unless you found a way to set the internal clocks identically off some great huge nuclear atomic clock server in the sky. Sony calls this function TC LINK, but I'm not sure how to do this on other cams.

EDIT: I know nothing about your cams, but a quick search through both manuals seems to indicate that while both cams can use the TC generated by an outside source via FW, there isn't a way to sync one cam with the other in the absence of such a third device. But maybe I'm misunderstanding your whole issue and am barking up entirely the wrong tree.

Anyway, the more specifics you can give about why you can't sync your clips, the better we can help.

EDIT2: If the reason you can't synch your clips is that the TCs don't line up correctly, and you have no slate, there are other ways to do this, which the Help files allude to but don't specify, unfortunately. I use the audio waveforms. For each clip, in the Source panel I find the first loud sudden noise. Toggle the view to audio only and find the spike in the waveform, then add a Marker. Toggle back to Audio & Video and drag the clip to the timeline. Do this with your remaining clips. When they're all stacked nicely in your timeline, select them all and choose Synchronize > Numbered Clip Marker.

Here's the link I was looking for: http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/pr...t_multicam.pdf. Even though it was written for Premiere 2.0. the procedure is the same for CS3 and I assume for CS4 as well.

That's the fastest and easiest way for me. But again, it may not speak to your issue as I'm not exactly sure what that issue is.
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