Philip Hodgetts has created an amazing utility (I saw it demoed recently at the LA Final Cut Pro User Group) that speeds the entire process of sync’ing double-system sound.
It’s called Sync-N-Link, and Philip describes it this way:
Sync-N-Link for FCP takes away the time-consuming chore of synchronizing dailies or rushes by processing projects or bins of unsynchronized clips exported from Final Cut Pro. Sync-N-Link for FCP will save days ahead of editorial and opens new flexibility in editing dual-system sound with Final Cut Pro.
Sync-N-Link for FCP supports two different workflows:
• Pre-edit sync — Bins of video clips are synced to multi-track audio before editing;
• Cut first/sync later — an edited Sequence with camera audio has the audio replaced with the full audio tracks.
With a pre-edit sync, Sync-N-Link for FCP gives you the option to retain camera audio along with multi-track audio from the separate system recording, or only use channels from the multi-track. With the cut first/sync later workflow, the edited sequences can be exported (via Final Cut Pro XML) to Sync-N-Link for FCP. The camera audio will be replaced with the full set of channels from the multi-track recording. Sequences are processed one-at-a-time so that lock off can happen per sequence or reel.
The retail price is $495, but I’ve talked Philip into providing you a discount to $395 for the month of February. When you order, tell them “Larry sent you.”
NEW & Updated!
Edit smarter with Larry’s latest training, all available in our store.