Batch Syncing Audio & Video with or without timecode
There should be a way to batch sync videos from multiple cameras and audio sources (even if they don't have timecode and even if they are in a regular sequence and not a multi cam sequence (like when shooting interviews). Doing them clip by clip on the timeline is tedious. Would love to be able to drop clips on a timeline, select all, and sync without putting every single clip on its own track.
Maybe Premiere could move clips to a new track automatically when necessary (and perhaps be smart about it so that if it does move clips to a new track, it keeps files from the same drive folder, or maybe premiere bin, on the same track consistently.
Ivan Ivanov commented
I use PluralEyes to sync sequences with lots of files but I agree that for something as essential as this I shouldn't have to pay for a 3rd party plugin to get the job done.
Focuz Studios commented
There is a way around that !
In fcp they used to do it with modified time ! if your sequence has 60 frames per second then it will be accurate !
Tom Fewchuk commented
Geez this is a good idea. I spend so much of my time importing like 10 long interview clips and their corresponding side camera, synchronise the first one and its counterpart, wait a couple mins while it figures it out (so I go do something else), then have to remember to come back and repeat the process with the second clip and so on.
Premiere should be able to figure out which ones go where - even if that required some quick & simple manual sorting from the user to give it an easy go at it - but ultimately be able to hit synchronise and for it to 'queue up' like media encoder and synchronise one after the other.