In this video tutorial, I illustrate the technique I learned from a video i saw from Memory Tree in Toronto I use to line up audio and video clips in Apple Final Cut video editing software. I’ve been asked how I do this several times, and it’s really a lot easier than it might seem.
Let’s say you’ve recorded an acoustic version of a song and you took video during the recording. So, you’ve got a video clip with audio from the mic on the camera you used. Plus you’ve got the audio from your recording interface. You’ll want to use that audio from the recording interface and ditch the audio from the built-in camera microphone. Syncing the video and the audio can be a tedious task! In a nutshell, do this:
- Tell Final Cut to show the audio waveforms of the clips.
- Line up the waveforms.
- You’re done!