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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 4:38 AM

    • Jon Blaze
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    Best Method for Audio Group Clips

    Hi all, first time actually posting here so I'll try to be as thorough as I can while trying to keep it brief.

     

    Currently editing an independent feature and have run into an interesting issue with the audio. 

    The main sound mixer recorded all the audio inputs together into a single .wav file per take, each audio source with it's own channel, and then labeled the .wav files by scene and take numbers. So every take has a single corresponding multichannel .wav file, pretty standard. 

    However, production had a fill in sound mixer for roughly a third of the shoot who didn't label the .wav's or deliver them as multichannel files. Each audio source got it's own single channel .wav file. So for those days instead of one .wav per take, I've got six.

    I used pluraleyes to sync up the good days audio, but since pluraleyes doesnt recognize which .wavs from the other days belong to the same takes (and the waveforms don't always match due to different mic placement), syncing those is problematic.

    So the best solution I can think of is making group clips of each take's .wav's, then attempting to sync the group clips.

    But I wanted to see if anyone knew of a better or more efficient process before I get started on doing this to all 1,944 files from 324 takes?


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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 4:42 AM In reply to

    • Jon Blaze
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    Re: Best Method for Audio Group Clips

    Attached a screenshot of the additonal mixers audio above and here's an example of the good audio to compare.

     

     

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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 5:02 AM In reply to

    • Martin Fox
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    Re: Best Method for Audio Group Clips

    Hi I allways thought I would try something like this from sound devices, if I was in your position.

    I've never used it,  I am asuming it will wrangle your wav s before you link to them in avid

    http://cdn.sounddevices.com/download/guides/waveagent_en.pdf

     

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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 5:12 AM In reply to

    • Jon Blaze
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    Re: Best Method for Audio Group Clips

    Fantastic, I'm downloading it now. It looks like it's poly split and mono combine feature might be just what I need.

    As long as it doesn't mind that I've got Tascam files lol, fingers crossed. Thanks!

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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 6:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Best Method for Audio Group Clips

    I have been able to export multi-track wavs from MC timeline on v8.4 PC. I may be wrong but I think it applied Starting TC from Sequence TC. Maybe that would work for 8 (or more?) Tracks. Or you could group the two multi-wav masterclips.

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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 9:07 PM In reply to

    • Jon Blaze
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    Re: Best Method for Audio Group Clips

    Well I tested wave agent out on a days audio and it's working like a charm.

    I'm able to combine the .wav's into a single multichannel or polyphonic file and relabel them by scene & take. Which will save a ton of time when syncing, thanks for the suggestion!

     

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  • Fri, Aug 31 2018 10:57 PM In reply to

    • Martin Fox
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    Re: Best Method for Audio Group Clips

    Great thanks for reporting back.

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