Video editing to the beat of the music is time consuming.
I developed a tool (Music Video Sync V2) and workflow to edit video to the beat of the music with less effort and time.
Music VideoSync (MVS) can analyse music files (songs) and generates Marker files with “beat positions” of the music files. The Marker files can be imported in Vegas Movie Studio or Vegas Pro.
MVS is video editor independant (no script) but is optimized for (Sony / Magix) Movie Studio (!) and Vegas Pro.
The (complete) workflow uses the (third party) VASST Fasstapp’s: MarkerMaker and StillMotion (about €15 and €30 in the Netherlands, tax included). Be sure that your version of Movie Studio / Vegas Pro is compatible with the needed actual VASST apps (to import the by MVS genereated file with Markers and to automatically replace and shorten your clips on the beat).
Music Video Sync cooperates in the background with audio analyser software (Sonic Annotator and Beatroot-vamp plugin) of Queen Mary, University of London.
What is new in version 2.1?
With version 2.1 you can select multiple input music files and process these in one sequence. MVS ‘ll analyse each music file and ‘ll write one or more Marker files with the beat positions. Great to quickly experiment with multiple songs to discover what works with your video.
Now you can select a range for the beat interval value and for the beat offset value. MVS ‘ll generate for each (valid) beat interval – beat offset range combination a Marker file with the correct filename. MVS ‘ll analyse each music file and ‘ll write one or more Marker files with the beat positions. Great to quickly discover the beat interval and beat offset that works well with your music file and your edit style.
Below some videos of my workflow and use of the tools.
Below you can download MVS with a manual of the workflow and how to use it.
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