Synchronizing your audio and video can be an excruciating process especially if you’re new to video production.

In this video, I’m going to show you a tool that I use to synchronize audio and video called PluralEyes.

Different ways of syncing audio and video

There are a number of ways you can synchronize your audio with your video. You can clap to sync, use Final Cut and finally – the tool that I was talking about – PluralEyes. Check out the steps below for a quick tutorial on how to use Pluraleyes to sync your audio with your video.

How to sync audio and video with PluralEyes

  1. Convert the timeline to an XML file. Using Final Cut or other similar software, simply drag all the audio and video files you need into the timeline, putting the audio with their corresponding video on tracks above/below each other and then export them as an XML file to the hard drive.
  2. Import XML file to PluralEyes. After creating the XML file, click the “Synchronize” button at the top of the window and – voila! Your files will be automatically synchronized and will be ready in a few moments.
  3. Click Export to export your file as an XML.
  4. Import the XML file into your editing software. In this step, you’ll be bringing the synchronized footage back to Final Cut to start editing your footage.

Take note that Pluraleyes is most handy when you have a lot of clips to sync. If you have just one or two, you can easily do that with any editing software.

With PluralEyes, syncing audio and video is as easy as 1-2-3. Go ahead and try it now!