What is Entangle for Avid?
Dual Audio and Audio sync for Avid made easy. Simply select clips , right click , send to Entangle, and drag back the resulting AAF. Lots of people are using DSLRs , and non-timecode external recorders ( such as low range Zoom, Tascam etc. ). Which bring us to the main point.. How can I handle synchronization in these cases?
Well, there is a way. Actually , Plural Eyes is on the market for quite some time. But even that, just doesn't feel right. Throwing clips on timeline.. getting back another timeline.. You may get synced footage, but you get one messy workspace.
Entangle for Avid from Edit8, which is still in beta, may target few of these issues, has great flow with Avid ( at least the one I was testing on) , and is fully AAF oriented. SO you can do this anytime in the process.
The workflow is really simple, once you install the app, you need to run it once. Then you can fire up Avid Media Composer and a new context menu will be available on right click send to menu.(Synchronize in Entangle). The footage you can use is limited to linked to AMA files, and for video preview, they need to be playable in Quicktime X. So if you got some files already in a bin, you can go there, select them -> right click -> synchronize in Entangle. Then you go back to Entangle and wait for files to appear. When they appear, you can select few or all, and click Prepare, which will create audio fingerprints. This process is really quick and it takes roughly 1 sec or less per each minute of footage. When they are all showing as Ready, you can select few or all and synchronize them. The results are almost instant. If you like the sync, you can just click the AAF button and export an AAF sequence for Avid or you can do it many times with different shots as needed.
With one limitation, currently it only works with linked to AMA files, and only on Mac.
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