I am in the process of synchronizing a video. In the original video, there is no voice output and the dialogues are just text, which are progressive.
At the moment I opened Shotcut where I loaded the video. Then I always fast forward until the first letter of the next sentence begins and transfer this time to Audacity with milliseconds, where I then speak the sentence. I do it sentence by sentence, which is quite cumbersome. I need about 15 minutes working time for each video minute.
So I am looking for a plugin for Audacity, where I can load the video so that it automatically runs when recording or playing the audio track of Audayity. Audacity would have to do nothing more with the video than just play it in sync with the audio track. This would save me the constant transfer of the timestamps from Shotcut to Audacity. That would save me an incredible amount of time.
Most video editors can do some audio editing. I’ve used Corel Video Studio and Cyberlink Power Director. Both of these are about $100 USD depending on the current promotion/mark downs. (you may have to pay extra for the Power Director audio module.)
…I wouldn’t rate either of those programs as highly as Audacity (or GoldWave) but they are “usable” and they have lots of features. And, I have lots of other (mostly free) audio/video tools/utilities that I use.
I don’t want to edit the video with Audacity. Basically, I just want the video to start playing when I press Play or Record in Audacity and to stop when I press Stop in Audacity. If I put the marker at a certain position, the video should also be spooled to that position. As far as editing is concerned, I just want to record audio, edit it and save it as an MP3 in order to later merge the audio files with the video using Shotcut. It’s really just a question of seeing exactly what is happening in the video during the recording.
In that thread it gets a favourable response from Tantacrul one of the senior members of the Muse Audacity team, where he wrote: “I definitely think this is a BIG win for Audacity. We’ve already done some preliminary design work on it. I don’t quite know where it will fit in our backlog though but certainly on our radar.”