View Full Version : Locking Video to Audio

10-31-2007, 12:12 PM
I've been recording high end classical and jazz concerts for years. I'm interested in offering quality DVD's of the concerts to my clients. Most concerts would be a two camera shoot and I'll edit in FCP.

I am totally new to video so I might be off base here. I want to be able to lock the video camera via timcode (word clock) to my audio rig. I could clock off the camera or the camera can clock off the audio recorder. I would also send a stereo analog feed to the camera via XLR as a reference.

The whole point of this is that I would later be able to process and tweak the audio in Pro Tools and then lay the finished stereo track back to FCP and have everything in sync.

Am I on the right track? Also, the only camera that I've come up with in the under $7000 range is the Canon XH G1. What do you think of the G1? Can any of the Panasonics do that? Is there any other way of doing this?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.