Synchronising audio to video

Advanced editing programs have a Sync option, but sometimes you have to do it yourself, and it isn’t that hard. Heres how:

Before shooting

  1. Turn on your camera and recorder.
  2. When both are recording make a loud clap with your hands and start your scene.

At home

  1. When editing, line up the external audio waveforms with the cameras audio waveforms.
  2. Find the clap and make sure the waves are in line. When you’re happy they are, turn off the camera audio and hey presto! Now try and brush up the sound with audio settings.
Sync web 2

Notice the much lower waveforms on the Gopro.