Synchronize is Greyed out in Premiere CC, why?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2015 Oct 16, 2015

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The Goal:  To sync an interview that involved 2 Nikon DLSrs, with external audio from a sound guy.  There are about 8 clips from each camera, and 8 audio files.

I tried to drop them all in a timeline and just select all and sync.  Sync was greyed out.  I then tired just 1 set of cam a cam b and audio file, sync was greyed out.

I then tried just selecting the audio waveforms form independently of the video clips, without the external audio...greyed out.

Not sure what I need to do.  Meanwhile I am in manual sync mode.  Good thing the team that shot this stuff is on it with slate and keeping the clips tight.

Any help would be awesome.

Thanks

Rex

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Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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This is a user to user forum. The entire point of it is that users help other users.

 

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Jun 09, 2021 Jun 09, 2021

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Thanks, that solved the issue for me as well. Strange, never have had this before.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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In general you don't want to turn off Linked selection. That would make it really easy to unsync your AV clips.

 

 

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Dec 21, 2021 Dec 21, 2021

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Same here! My tracks were already targeted, but this simple toggling off of 'linked selection' worked. THANKS 🙂 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020

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Had the same issue. Honestly this is totally unintuitive. If I pay that much for a software I expect basic features to be easy to use, and not have to seach 15m for the right forum post. Shame...

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Dec 09, 2020 Dec 09, 2020

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There is a reason it is like this. Professional softwware doesn't have to be intuitive and easy to use. It does have to work consistently for the professionals who use it, and it is shaped by these people. 

 

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Okay great opportunity for me to learn. Please share with me why the synchronizing is greyed out by default?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 22, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

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It isn't. 

If synchronise is greyed out when you select multiple clips it means some feature that synchronize needs isn't enabled. Two common errors when trying to sync:

1 - All clips that you want to sync need to be on separate tracks.

2 - At least one of the tracks needs to be targeted. (track targeting is enabled by default for the V1 and all audio tracks in new sequences when they are created)

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New Here ,
Oct 06, 2021 Oct 06, 2021

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THIS solution will work when the others fail.

Re-render the clip into a non-camera codec. 

I used Cineform.

Syncronization available then.

For referrence, my camera codec was from EOS R5, using 4K IBP-I.

I surmise that maybe because of the I-framing interpretation, Premiere unable to interpret correctly.

Carpe diem!

 

 

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