I'm running Media Composer 8.10.0 and trying to AutoSync linked media. Prior to a recent update, this process was working fine with the exact clips that I'm trying to sync now. Not sure what went wrong with the move to 8.10.0. There is no consistent timecode on the clips, so I'm marking inpoints for each video and audio clip on a manual clapper. When I AutoSync, it creates a "sync clip" but the clips aren't actually in sync (or even close to it). If I import the clips (instead of linking), the same process works fine. Unfortunately, that's not a good option for this current project.
Any idea what could be causing the problem? I'm happy to supply any information (or sample clips) that could help get to the bottom of it.
I believe I came across a similar issue in MC 2018.1 where linking to WAV files had the wrong timecode. I posted the issue on Avid Editors of Facebook in hopes Avid would see it as they do monitor that group more than others. It may be a bug that started in 8.10 but I did not do any similar tests to know for sure. Awaiting an Avid response...
I used AutoSync on both PC/Mac for the last few hundred RED files.
I tried both AMA and Transcoded files with same results.
Basically, hit and miss.
I think I got 40% done with no issues.
But when it fails, it's horrible.
Thanks a lot, Michael and Eric, for the replies. If you spot any solutions elsewhere, please let me know. I'll do the same. In my desperate search for a solution, I came across the "AutoSync WTF" thread that you both contributed to. I'm sorry to hear there still hasn't been a solution.
For the clips in questions, I've been trying to manually sync them with the slates/clapboards, and the resulting sync clip is so far off (both played at regular speed and frame-by-frame) that it's clear there's some sort of error. I'll double-check the assigned TC properties (per your #4), but I have a feeling it's a bug (#5).
The AMA Linking seemed like a good system and a nice parallel to Adobe and FCP, but I'm getting the sense that it's definitely NOT the way to go with MC. Is that a fair assessment? Should I be making it a point to import/transcode everything, and just avoiding the links?