Knowledge Base

Audio Setup


Video Sync has some very sophisticated audio features that will help you in your every-day workflow.

When dropping a video file onto the timeline, Video Sync will automatically create audio tracks and regions for all audio tracks the movie contains.

But it doesn’t just play them back, you can also route every single track to your desired output destination on your particular hardware device.

Most common modern audio file types can be played back on the Timeline.

The Audio Settings Window

The Audio settings window contains most audio related settings and the audio hardware output routing matrix. It can be displayed by going to the Window menu and selecting Audio Settings or by using the shortcut Shift+A.

The window is separated into two sections: the settings section at the top, and the actual routing section at the bottom.

Audio Settings Window

The settings chosen here are applied globally to Video Sync - and are independent of specific Project or Timeline settings. This allows for an integrated generic audio output routing setup in your studio for example to a mixing console - that is consistent across every project. This way, the beeps can always be on one channel on the mixing console, & the same for Guide Mix, the Dx, Fx, & Mx Stems.

Settings Section

Output device - Video Sync will scan your system for all available audio devices when it starts. These devices will be listed here. Pick the one to be used by default for audio output.

Video Sync will store and restore all the individual output busses and their routing using the matrix below on a per-device basis.

Sample Rate - Selects the sample rate you want Video Sync to use. If a DAW is running on the same computer, please make sure that this is set to the same sample rate as the DAW.

If the computer is only running Video Sync, it may be better to match the audio sample rate of your video file, typically 48kHz is the best starting setting to use.

Beep Out - Selects the output for the beeps during streamer events.

Beep Level - Selects the output level of the audio beeps.

A Beep On/Off toggle switch is found in the application’s preferences in Overlays > Streamer > Play Audio Beeps.

Beep Pitch - Selects the preferred pitch of the audio beeps.

Center remaining channel if one stereo channel is muted - If one channel of a stereo file is muted by right-clicking the mute button, Video Sync will center the remaining channel if this checkbox is ticked.

Routing Section

At the bottom of the window, Video Sync displays a routing matrix which allows you to define output busses and route their individual output channels to physical output channels of your audio interface.

The greater the number of audio outputs available on your hardware device, the bigger this matrix window will appear.

To create a new channel, click the "Add Bus" button at the bottom. Use the popup menu next to the button to select which kind of bus you want to create. You can choose from Mono up to 7.1.

If stereo output pairs are good enough, you can have Video Sync create those for you by clicking the "Create Default Stereo Busses" button on the bottom right.

When a new bus is created, you can edit its name by double-clicking the row header in the list.

To delete an output bus, select the row by clicking the row header on the left and hit backspace.

Routing of the individual channels to physical outputs of the device is done by simply dragging the channel icon around.

Every output bus created in the routing matrix will be selectable as an output destination for audio tracks in the track view of the main window.

If the audio track's channel count doesn’t match the output bus’ channel count, Video Sync will up-mix or down-mix the audio content automatically.