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How to SYNC Audio and Video Clips in DaVinci Resolve 18.6 SIMPLE & EASY! | iOS Quick Tip

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How to SYNC Audio and Video Clips in DaVinci Resolve 18.6 iOS SIMPLE & EASY! | Quick Tip

Hey there, aspiring filmmakers and video editors! If you're diving into the world of video editing on DaVinci Resolve 18.6 for iOS, you're in for a treat. This powerful tool, now available on mobile, brings professional-grade editing capabilities right to your fingertips. One common task you'll often need to tackle is syncing audio and video clips. Whether you're working with footage from multiple cameras, using external audio recorders, or just trying to match voiceovers to visuals, syncing is essential. Today, I’ll walk you through a simple and easy way to sync your audio and video clips in DaVinci Resolve 18.6 on iOS. Let’s get started!

Step-by-Step Guide to Syncing Audio and Video in DaVinci Resolve 18.6 on iOS

Step 1: Import Your Media

First things first, you need to get your media into DaVinci Resolve. Here's how:

1. **Open DaVinci Resolve** on your iOS device.

2. **Create a new project** or open an existing one.

3. **Import your video and audio clips** by tapping the media pool icon and selecting the files from your device. Make sure you have all the clips you need, both video and audio.

Step 2: Organize Your Clips

Before syncing, it’s a good idea to organize your clips:

1. **Label your clips** clearly in the media pool. This helps you keep track of which audio belongs to which video.

2. **Drag your video clips** to the timeline. Arrange them in the order you plan to edit.

Step 3: Sync Audio and Video Clips

Now, let’s get to the syncing part:

1. **Select the video and audio clips** you want to sync. You can do this by holding down on a clip until it highlights, then tapping on the other clips to add them to the selection.

2. **Tap the three-dot menu** in the top right corner of your screen.

3. **Choose “Auto Sync Audio”** from the menu options. You'll see two methods: “Based on Timecode” and “Based on Waveform”. For most projects, “Based on Waveform” is the way to go since it matches the audio patterns.

- **Based on Waveform**: This method analyzes the audio waveform of both the video and audio clips and aligns them. It’s incredibly accurate and ideal for most scenarios.

Step 4: Check the Sync

Once the syncing process is complete:

1. **Play back the synced clips** in the timeline to ensure everything is aligned perfectly.

2. If you notice any slight misalignment, you can **manually adjust the audio clip** by dragging it left or right to fine-tune the sync.

#### Step 5: Linking Audio and Video (Optional)

For ease of editing, you might want to link the synced audio and video clips together:

1. **Select the synced clips** in the timeline.

2. **Tap the link icon** (a chain link symbol) to lock the audio and video together. This way, any changes you make to the video will automatically apply to the audio, and vice versa.

Quick Tips for Perfect Syncing

- **Clap or use a slate**: Before recording, clap your hands or use a slate to create a sharp audio spike that can serve as a reference point.

- **Ensure good audio quality**: Clear audio with minimal background noise helps the waveform-based sync method work more accurately.

- **Organize your project**: Keeping your media pool tidy and well-labeled can save you a lot of time and confusion.


And there you have it! Syncing audio and video clips in DaVinci Resolve 18.6 on iOS is straightforward and efficient with these steps. With this quick tip, you’ll be able to streamline your editing process and ensure your projects are polished and professional. Happy editing, and may your videos always be in perfect sync!

Feel free to leave any questions or share your syncing experiences in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe for more DaVinci Resolve tips and tricks. Until next time, keep creating!

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