Shooting a multi-camera setup, such as a music video or a heavy dialog scene can get pretty daunting in editing once you need to synchronize all your footage. Typically, this workflow can range from a couple of minutes to even hours, depending on the complexity of your project.
Fortunately, a Premiere Pro user and YouTuber Max Novak has come across an alternative method to quickly sync multiple clips and audio tracks together using a single, easy-to-use program called Syncaila.
In a nutshell, Syncaila is a cross-platform multi-camera auto-sync tool that performs a fully automatic synchronization of video and audio footage from multiple cameras and recorders. The way the program works is pretty simple and straightforward.
First, you need to import an XML file from your editor, give the program a few seconds to sync the clips, and then use the newly generated XML file with all the tracks synced up. This entire process will probably take you a couple of minutes or even less.
To do this in Premiere Pro CC, open your project and go to File > Export > Final Cut Pro XML. Save the file to your computer and then open the Syncaila app. Import the XML file you just created into the program.
Now, click the Synchronize button and after a few seconds, all your tracks will be aligned perfectly! The only thing left to do is to export the XML from Syncaila and then open the file in your NLE which will create a new sequence with all the clips synced together.
If you’re eager to try out this amazing program, Syncaila offers a 30-day free trial before you buy. After that, you’ll have to pay for a license which starts at $49 per two tracks.
If you’re someone who works with multiple camera edits on a regular basis, you may consider investing in the full version of the software which gives you the ability to sync an unlimited amount of tracks right off the bat. For more information regarding available options and pricing, head over to Syncaila’s official website here.