When using timecode to speed up the process of syncing audio clips to separately recorded video clips, there are times when you need to use consumer cameras. These cameras usually do not have a proper timecode input so you have to record the timecode to an audio track via the camera’s microphone input. In this session, we cover a few apps which will convert that audio timecode to a format your video editing app (NLE) can use to quickly sync all your video and audio clips.
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Gear and apps used to record this episode:
DaVinci Resolve - works about 50% of the time in my experience (Version 15.4.2)
LTC Convert - Solid, straightforward option for converting audio timecode to metadata/file timecode
Tentacle Sync Studio - Included free when you buy a Tentacle Sync timecode generator
Timecode Systems Ultrasync One - Wireless timecode generator
Ambient Recording NanoLockit - Wireless timecode generator
Tentacle Sync E - Bluetooth enabled timecode generator
Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Full Frame Camera
Panasonic GH5 Camera
AKG C414 XLS large diaphragm condenser microphone - this is my new, main voice over microphone
Universal Audio Apollo x6 - Thunderbolt 3 audio interface used to take audio signal from the dbx286S channel strip, convert it to digital, and send to my computer for recording.
Copyright 2019 by Curtis Judd
Outro music from Artlist: Sunday by Rich Young Pixies - Amazing Journey. You can receive a 2 month discount on a subscription to Artlist, a subscription service for stock music you can use with your videos. Check it out at Artlist.io
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