| | Locking Video to Sound (I've done my research here are my ?'s)
I have a live music venue which does LOTS of live recording and filming. We have a very extensive library that, when material was made, we made it by locking sound to picture by doing the lip sync thing in FCP. I mix the audio blindly and FTP it to my video editors.
We should be ready to make some upgrades next year and i want to know...
I want to be able to see what I'm mixing to, and lock sound to picture quicker and easier. What i would like to do, is track the night, stripe SMPTE code to what i'm recording and what he's filming. Ideally, i'd like take the raw tape, load it into my DAW, mix the audio and lay it back to another tape and send that to the editors, or send them the footage locked to picture on a hard drive so they can load it right into FCP.
Right now, we're using a Panasonic DVX100A to shoot picture single camera shoots only, and I'm tracking in (please don't laugh too hard) the old Ensoniq Paris system, then converting everything to AIFF or WAV to mix in Nuendo. I like tracking in Paris because i like the way it sounds and i can track 32 inputs with that rig and only 24 with my other Nuendo rig. I have a Big Ben doing all the necessary clocking tasks.
I'd like to know what kind of gear I need. I THINK i need something to send SMPTE code to my camera on the floor, and my DAW, and a DV loader. But I don't know this for sure. A little guidance would really help, I have some people I'll be asking soon but there are some pretty sharp heads on this forum.