How to Synchronize Files in PluralEyes
If you’ve ever tried to synchronize multiple files in PluralEyes, you’ll know it can sometimes be a long and frustrating process.
In this tutorial, we’ll discuss how you can synchronize files in PluralEyes. We’ll also compare how much easier and quicker it can be with Woowave Dreamsync.
(video source: Woowave Dreamsync’s Official Youtube Channel)
Adding Clips to the Media Bin
If you have a series of video clips and audio clips all shot from different cameras like this:
What we can do with Woowave Dreamsync is drag all of the files directly into the media bin
And then click the PREPARE button.
Alternatively, with PluralEyes, we’ll need to take each single camera angle and drag them individually so that they create separate bins within the program.
Synchronizing the Clips
First, I’m going to click on PluralEyes’ synchronization button and it will begin to synchronize.
While that’s going on in the background, I’m going to click sync on Woowave Dreamsync… and voila!
Instantly, our results are good to go.
As for PluralEyes, the results state that there were 5 clips that apparently did not sync.
Not to bash on the program by any means. PluralEyes is absolutely the video industry standard syncing clips and importing them into programs like Adobe Premiere CC or Final Cut Pro X.
Woowave Dreamsync is just a really great competitor in regards to speed and accuracy of sync.
“Sync Assurance” vs. “Try Really Hard” Feature
In Woowave Dreamsync, just like PluralEyes, we have the option to turn up the amount of assurance for the sync if it’s a very challenging synchronization task.
For example; if it was shot with multiple cameras from far away with various angles. That might be a little more complex than normal, however this bar here will allow you to turn up the assurance inside of Woowave Dreamsync.
In PluralEyes they have something similar to this, which they call “Try Really Hard” and frankly, it does the same thing.
If you’re under a quick deadline and you need a very accurate and very quick synchronization output, Woowave Dreamsync can handle that for you in record time.
Which Seems Easier to YOU?
Do you prefer using Woowave Dreamsync or PluralEyes to sync your clips? Let us know in the comments below.