Synchronizing Sound for Film
Quite a vast subject !
My goal here is not to explain the many techniques of all the job
positions (production recordist / sound editor / sound mixer) involved
in film production. The beauty of these crafts is that you learn everyday : each
film has its load of suprises you have to manage, without anyone knowing, except
you, that there was a problem..
I'll therefore limit the subject to the
synchronization of sound and picture for a motion picture,
And without going into too much detail. Some things remain quite
complicated (how to work at 24 fps on a video editor, knowing that 24 fps
video doesn't exist, even though the 24 P format has recently been adopted......,
for example) and would require several long chapters...
|Even now that we've narrowed it down, several options still remain, depending on the way the shooting was done, on the equipment used in the editing process, and how the film will be projected once edited and mixed.|
|Combo n° 1 : Traditional clapper-board shooting / editing on a traditional film editor|
|Combo n° 2 : Traditional clapper-board shooting / editing on a direct to disk system|
|Combo n° 3 : Time-code clapper-board shooting / editing on a direct to disk system|
|On to the 'All Digital' era|