Watching a video out-of-sync is an extreme turn off. And having a perception that sync audio and video is easy can be misleading. Despite adding sound easily, the actuality lies in its variety of needed operations as well as precision, especially when you have multiple audios and video clips. Moreover, possessing no idea on proper procedure can serve as real headache.
Nonetheless, you are fortunately at the right place as we are going to introduce an advanced technology that can fulfill this motive. Reading this article will prove to be helpful for you as we will enlighten upon syncing audios smoothly on FilmoraPro and Premiere Pro. If you are interested and never want synchronizing issues, have a look upon this post and learn about how to sync audio and video.
FilmoraPro is the most recommended one as it will process the syncing of audio and video in the simplest way. Although it is a professional tool, there is no such complication using it while processing any sort of editing to the video. It has been successful in setting up the benchmark for providing easy operations and professional tools. The guide is detailed in syncing audio to video. In the following section, let us understand how this tool works and how you can sync audio.
To sync audio and video with FilmoraPro, you can simply choose the video and the audio file from the media panel on the left side.
Right click on them and select Merge Audio/Video. The newly merged clip will be appeared and you can preview and save when satisfied.
Part 2: How to Sync Audio to Video in Premiere Pro – Merging Audio and Video
The first way that can help you sync audio and video is merging the two files. You can simply get the media from the folders and this allows you to sync a max of 16 audio files to single video.
To proceed, press Control and Command> key on Windows and Mac respectively. Now, pick out the two files that you want to merge. You will now get the Merge Clips menu having a list of options. Choose Audio option and click OK.
Premiere Pro will now examine your video’s audio with the help of External audio and find out the similarities. In a couple of minutes, you will receive a new file with the name given to it in the Merge Clips menu.
Part 3: How to Sync Audio to Video Manually in Premiere Pro
Step 1: Another is the manual way to sync audio to your videos. In order to work with this uncomplicated way of synchronization, get your video clip and the audio file into the timeline. Make sure to stack up the two files loosely (do not group them).
Step 2: Now, you may have either used a professional slate/clapper or simply done a single clap with your hands to give a clue to start performing. All you need to do is to zoom the video file in the timeline. Look for the spike in waveforms that shows the slate. Where you notice the spike, slide the audio file and make the markers lined up.
Step 3: Start playing the clip to see if it works perfectly. Just in case, if a little tweaking is still required, click the audio file and hold down the Shift key while tapping left or right arrow key to adjust the audio file as per requirement.
Part 4: How to Sync Audio to Video with Plug in
PluralEyes is the next ideal option to work with. It is a plug-in and comes for $200 from Red Giant. When you have the projects like documentaries which include numerous camera angles, PluralEyes easily handles such stuff and make audio and video synchronization easy for you.
For this, run PluralEyes and hit on Add Media to import the clip. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file directly to Premiere Pro. Now, click on Synchronize and let the program do the job.
You will notice the synced clips in green while the files that are not synchronized will show up in red as errors. In case there are files with the red error, you need to get to the Sync drop-down menu and click Try Really Hard.
When the entire files are synced, hit on Export Timeline and you can then drag the exported project into Premiere Pro.
Bonus Tips: How to Record Audio Properly
Nothing is worse than a bad quality audio file. You must have always wanted to keep a high-quality audio file, correct? More than desire, it is a vital thing to have. Hence, to record your audio appropriately, you must have a quality microphone and an audio recorder that should stand out from others. This dual combination is significant in capturing the sound in an excellent quality and they indeed provide better output than an on-camera microphone.
The audio recorders with a little more price employ XLR cables. On the other hand, some affordable ones make use of the ideal headphone jacks i.e. 1/8” jacks.
You just need to have the right equipment with you when you are looking for the quality output for recording audio files.
Shanoon Cox is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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