Originally Posted by Mundox
Hi guys. I thought I'd try and clear some things up.
First, Tom thanks for the thread but the title could be a little softer?
This is an app designed to help people like us with their sync concerns on the cheap. I used this method several times in the past utilizing digital cameras and using PT as a platform to review findings. I thought bringing the method to the phone would be a practical alternative.
Iphone sync offset: We have mechanically tested video/audio sync integrity of iPhones and iPad recordings but haven't observed any offset. Videos recorded with iPhones are in sync.
Accuracy: Yes, the 30 frame limitation prevents the app to be precise. But we are confident that you can easily get within the half frame and as close as within a quarter frame if not better. And it only takes one measurement, adjustment, and another measurement and adjustment.
We have compared the findings with 50fps footage that was shot concurrently and results were almost identical.
So, not a 100% scientific approach but it can get you where you should be quickly and cheaply.
p.s I will be posting some countdown clips in various formats on the site soon.
Thanks for the clarification.
OK, so my title was a bit harsh, and yes, the Syncheck obviously is more accurate, but given the cost difference this opens up checking sync to a lot more people. Despite the limitations of phone cameras, it's surely a big step forward compared to not checking sync or trying to do it manually by eye.
All in all, this app can only be a good thing. Those who don't like it probably already have Synchecks or can get one.