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Henry Matthews


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Texarkana, Ark USA
Post Posted 25 Apr 2017 9:13 am     Reply with quote

Dale Rottacker wrote:
Thanks Godfrey, I like your idea of recording a click track to help sync the audio and video... I have to explore that further as I’m not sure how to make that work in iMovie... I’ve only used that Movie program and know there are others that may be easier... iMovie works well, ONCE you get used to how it all works, but if you don’t use it all the time, and I don’t, you tend to have to do a bit of relearning each time you make a new Movie... this is what it looks like in iMovie and how I line it up... I just blow up everything as big as I can... you’ll see the audio track below from the DAW, and the video with the included audio above... I line up the waveform to sync the two and once it looks and sounds correct then I lower the volume of the video track down to nothing and am then left with the video from the camera and the audio from the DAW for we HOPE a perfect movie... I might add, I’m not a perfect, “Do it in one take” player... so I try to limit my takes to 4, (More than that gets hard to manage)... in one continuous loop of both audio and video... and then when you do the “Splicing and Dicing” keep track of which takes your using in order to correctly match up the correct audio parts with the correct video parts... If you have too many takes that could be a daunting task.



My buddy Scott Anderson, uses a GoPro Hero, and is a wizard at putting video’s together... https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBluesteelguy/featured


Wow, what tone on that Emmons. What was used on audio on this?

I just don't have much luck trying to match the audio from a DAW and the video from a camera because I usually play different every time especially if I'm doing a whole song.
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Dale Rottacker


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Post Posted 4 May 2017 4:24 am     Reply with quote

[quote="Henry Matthews"]
Dale Rottacker wrote:



I just don’t have much luck trying to match the audio from a DAW and the video from a camera because I usually play different every time especially if I'm doing a whole song.


Henry I wanted to address this with you when I saw your post, but wanted to finish a project I was working on first... just not did that... This was done with Final Cut Pro X... I used 3 cameras at the same time when I recorded it... when I got the mixed DAW tracks to my liking I brought everything into FCPX, and did what they call a MultiCam Clip... I had 15 different Camera Clips and the One from the DAW.... It Sync’d ALL 16 tracks AUTOMATICALLY... I was thrilled... I’d used iMovie before and syncing one by hand was enough of a chore... doing multiple camera’s seemed too daunting to attempt... BUT this Final Cut Pro X is the BOMB.... It’s a little bit of a leaning curve as all recording stuff is, but not bad... thank-you YouTube Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Here’s the final result...

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=316220&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
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Douglas Schuch


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Post Posted 4 May 2017 5:20 am     Reply with quote

I was a film tech guy in a former life. We've all seen the clappers that film guys use - their purpose was to label each scene and take for later editing, and to create a sych point. The person working it (called a "clapper/loader" in the British film world) also read out the scene and take number so the head of each item (audio and video) was labeled. You don't need a clapper board, though - a hand clap or anything else that creates a noise that can be timed with the visual image will work for a starting (or ending) synch mark). If you need multiple takes, you can verbally give the number and also hold up fingers to label each take, then clap. In the film world, film was expensive, and each roll was limited in time, so it was important to do this and quickly start rolling to avoid waste. You don't need to do that in the digital world. But even if you roll continuously, it might be wise to give a new synch mark every few takes as our devices are probably not precise enough to maintain perfect synch over an extended time (drift). I think you will find it easier to quickly line up a sharp clap sound in isolation than two music tracks unless there are some definite peaks in the sound track.

Two cameras with different angles also make it easy to choice sections from different takes - a simple cut to a different take with a different camera angle, precisely lined up, should be pretty seamless if all is played to a backing track (so your timing is identical).

Good luck!
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Henry Matthews


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Texarkana, Ark USA
Post Posted 4 May 2017 5:37 am     Reply with quote

[quote="Dale Rottacker"]
Henry Matthews wrote:
Dale Rottacker wrote:



I just don’t have much luck trying to match the audio from a DAW and the video from a camera because I usually play different every time especially if I'm doing a whole song.


Henry I wanted to address this with you when I saw your post, but wanted to finish a project I was working on first... just not did that... This was done with Final Cut Pro X... I used 3 cameras at the same time when I recorded it... when I got the mixed DAW tracks to my liking I brought everything into FCPX, and did what they call a MultiCam Clip... I had 15 different Camera Clips and the One from the DAW.... It Sync’d ALL 16 tracks AUTOMATICALLY... I was thrilled... I’d used iMovie before and syncing one by hand was enough of a chore... doing multiple camera’s seemed too daunting to attempt... BUT this Final Cut Pro X is the BOMB.... It’s a little bit of a leaning curve as all recording stuff is, but not bad... thank-you YouTube Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Here’s the final result...

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=316220&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=


Very nice playing and very professional recording Dale. You did great--
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