Synchronizing Separately Captured Audio and Video

If your sound and picture were not synchronized onto videotape, but were instead captured separately, you can synchronize them in Final Cut Pro.

In Final Cut Pro, a feature called merged clips lets you link one or more source media files together so that they become one clip. First you synchronize them, and then you merge them into one clip.

The clapper boards (also called slates) in your shots provide the audible and visible cues on which to sync your audio and video clips. There are a couple of different techniques you can use to synchronize clips before merging them, depending on how you shot your footage.

For details about how to synchronize and merge clips in Final Cut Pro, see the section in the Final Cut Pro documentation that describes working with merged clips.