Thursday, May 5, 2011

How to Edit a Feature in 19 Days: Put a Ring on it – Day 2

Syncing continues.

We shot on the cannon 5d. It’s a great, cheap camera for super-indie productions. If you can get a hold of a good lens package (which we did) you can get a picture quality that blows away the prosumer hd cams prime lens. The draw back is the cannon was not really made to shoot an HD feature. Sound must be recorded separately and sync’d.

Now most FCP editors these days, if they have to sync a mass number of clips, use Plural Eyes or some such program which aids in the process. Me? I’m old school and stubborn. I know it would probably save me mucho time, but I insist on pushing forward the old fashion way. I manually sync all the clips. For me, this is the best way to get initially familiar with ALL the footage while still performing a function. If I were to just review, without another task to focus my mind, I tend to drift.

So old school syncing it is. I got one more day on my time line to complete the task, and I’m a little behind.


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