Sound for Video Session: Syncing Sound and Timecode

This week we did a high-level overview of syncing audio to video and timecode. I've recently learned some basic lessons since jumping in to timecode. You can hopefully learn from my mistakes and bad assumptions. :)

Sync Tutorials:

Premiere Pro
Final Cut Pro X

Tentacle Sync Demonstration

The general idea with timecode is that it will simplify the process of syncing sound to video by recording precise clock information to both the camera and sound recorder. Then in post, your video editing app (NLE - non-linear editor) can sync each audio clip to its corresponding video clip very quickly and easily. That's an oversimplification, of course, but we talk through a few of the practical issues in this episode just in case your find yourself in the sound recordist role on a project which requires timecode some day.