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I've been getting a lot of jobs where the I get an offline edit done elsewhere and a hard drive with the location recordings dumbed on my desk for me to sync. So far my working method has been to do this manually and matching the takes to the offline provided...extremely time consuming.
Can anyone please advise me on an automated way that they know of doing this please.
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If youre looking to sync video with separate audio in a standalone, I believe DualEyes is what youre looking for?
Chapter 52 of the Protools 10 reference guide gives an explanation about the workflow with field recorders. Is really simple and fast and you don't need any additional software.
OR Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz9e9LuIdXU : Production Sound Workflow with Pro Tools - AGENT MX-Z3RO
Its the picture editing department that is supposed to do the syncing.
Ask them to export you an OMF or an AAF, and import session data from that file, every region will (should....)synchronize, and make sure they have a academy leader at the front of the video, to make sure it does sync.