How to Use PluralEyes to Sync Your DSLR Footage

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In this awesome tutorial I’m going to show you the best way to use Singular Software’s PluralEyes to sync your DSLR footage with your externally recorded audio files. Raw, unedited and totally heart-tugging educational content here, folks! www.perplexitypictures.com http www.singularsoftware.com If you’re keeping up with the times (and looking at this tutorial) you’ve probably already had experience with shooting with a DSLR. The problem with a lot of these nifty, compact cameras is that their audio outright sucks. So if you’re smart, you recorded your audio separately to an external device, like the Tascam DR-100 or Zoom H4N. This is called Dual System Audio. Those are some smart-sounding words, guys. In any case, when you have audio separate from video – you need to be able to sync it so that your actors don’t look like raging idiots from a foreign film dubbed over by drunk lizards. This is where PluralEyes comes in. The premise of what it does is look at the waveforms of the internal audio from the in-camera mic and the externally recorded audio to find the perfect sync point. It’s not perfect and it takes some playing around, but after a few times you should the hang of it – and it will immensely speed up your workflow so you can worry about the more creative things – like making a PJ sandwich with just the right ratio of peanut-butter to jelly. Too much peanut-butter is as dry as a desert. In the end, the two important things to follow: -Get really good and clear

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Guilherme Fernandes says:

NO it isn’t WooWave is for amateurs and it is way to expensive for the quality that you get! Just go fuck your self and do publicity to other place!!!!!

WooWave SyncPro says:

much easier and faster with wooSync. way faster
try it woowave.com

Sephin Alexander says:

Hello, I came across your query and I think I’ve the answer to your issue. I really hope this helps.
Right click on the imported-synced sequence and you’ll see
Modify -> Interpret Footage -> Pixel Aspect Ratio.
You’ll see a couple of options like ‘Square pixel, d1/Dv pal, D1/dv ntsc’.
Choose the one that suits you. It’ll automatically update in the Program Monitor.

I hope this helps.
Cheers.

Huachinantla1 says:

Que tal a todos una pregunta, y muchos han de tener esta duda,
este programa es solo para archivos gravados con reflex o también con cámara de vídeo que guarda la información en tarjeta o también sincroniza con cámaras que graban en cinta

George Kotelnikov says:

Hey! Good question. PluralEyes doesn’t just sync multiple camera angles that were shot simultaneously. It also just syncs the audio to the video separate from all the other angles. I tend to shoot with a one camera setup pretty often myself. You grab audio for each take under each setup (camera angle). Then in post you sync each separate audio to it’s corresponding video and then start cutting it all together. 🙂 Hope that helps!

Larissa Soares says:

Hey i was trying to do just like u did in the video. Everything is the same but plural eye kind of export the audio only and doesnt try to sync any part of the video. Just export again the same audio as i used in the premiere timeline. what am i doing wrong? It doesnt create any new xml to be syncd to import.

Ivan Skywalker says:

I´m doing a short movie, I only have 1 camera (5D Mark II) and I shoot different angles from the same scene, even though the actors say the exact same thing each take the audio never comes out the same. Can plural eyes sync this?, or does plural eyes needs the exact same audio in each take to work properly?, thanks a lot for your answer.

profwilliams says:

Hey Thanks!!! That merged clip tip was the winner (though the actress burping was a close second).

George Kotelnikov says:

Your best bet is probably to do a google search on that issue. I’ve never encountered that before.
Good luck!

rafaël alewaters says:

Yo, thanks alot! but I’ve got one problem, when I import the synced sequence it suddenly has a 4:3 ratio instead of 16:9, how does that come and what can i do about it? can i change it?

George Kotelnikov says:

You’re welcome good sir!

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