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Old August 15th, 2011, 11:44 PM   #1
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ADR: Post-Sync Techniques/Advice?

I have been syncing ADR clips for the post-production of an indie feature length film.

As it is my first time, I've been learning by doing: my favoured way of learning anything.

While most of the ADR and images have synced up well, especially where dialogue has been short and sharp, there have been passages that have been a real challenge.

One example: when actors have ADR'd a section slightly out of sync, how can I get it back in sync?
Sometimes I found that I could simply split momentary pauses between words/syllables, trim, and move the sections to sync. However, that process works when syllabes/words/sounds ARE NOT blending into each other. How do you sync when words/syllables are blending together?

Another example: I found that slightly stretching/compressing the mono ADR'd clips (in Sony Vegas) helped sync up certain sections, but when playing back, I noticed a slight distortion. Is stretching/compressing a good ADR syncing technique, or is it a no-no?

Finally, does anyone know of any good links/advice for ADR post-sync techniques?

Appreciate it!

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Old August 17th, 2011, 05:12 AM   #2
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Re: ADR: Post-Sync Techniques/Advice?

Take a look at Vocalign.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Robin.

I did see quite a few references to that software in other 'related' posts when I did a search here.

Looks interesting...

While I am definitely not adverse to using such a program, I'm still on the search for a more manual techniques of manipulating the ADR tracks I've been handed.
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Re: ADR: Post-Sync Techniques/Advice?

I did a little tutorial to show just how it's used:

VocALign PRO VST3 Tutorial - ADR made simple! - YouTube
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A very clear tutorial Chad, do you need a pilots licence to operate this?
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Old August 18th, 2011, 10:37 AM   #6
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A very clear tutorial Chad, do you need a pilots licence to operate this?
Ha ha. It may seem a bit involved, but once you get the set-up down it's pretty straight forward.
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