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I have an existing project in Adobe Premiere 2017 and I would like to import multiple clips in it.

I already have the primary camera in sync with the Audio, and I would like to bring the secondary camera consisting of multiple clips which are not continous (there are time gaps between them).

By knowing that the video 123.MOV created at 1:39 PM should be at minute 7:55 on my timeline, and after making sure it is in sync with the audio, I want the other ones to be set in sync as well, adding the timestamps between the Created Date on the timeline.

I am not sure if Timecode helps here, but I am wondering if there is a way to import them in the project with the time gaps between them and then I will be able to select them all and sync them at once.

How can I do that?

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In Davinci Resolve, I would solve this problem by creating a multicam clip using Timecode as the method for synchronization and keeping clips organized by camera. This will create a multicam clip with only a single camera, but each clip spaced out according to its timecode. If you like, the multicam clip can then be decomposed in place and converted into a compound clip, preserving the spacing between the video clips. You can then place the single compound clip to start at 7:55 and all the rest of the clips inside the compound clip (or multicam clip if you didn't convert to compound clip) should line up as expected.

  • I tried using the Timecode multicam sequence, but I didn't have much success with it and ended by placing them manually. It could be the created at is not interpreted correctly... – Ionică Bizău Sep 1 at 10:09
  • When I do event recording, there's an audio track that runs through the entire event. That long-running track provides a timecode reference against which the video clips can be placed. Resolve is also not exactly happy to merely place clips in space against an abstract timeline that starts at 00:00:00:00 and runs through 23:59:59:23 (or whatever). – Michael Tiemann Sep 2 at 12:30

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