How to Time Sync your images in your Lightroom Catalog
If you are shooting with multiple cameras (or multiple shooters) at an event, it is important to make sure that your cameras are firing with a synchronized time stamp on the images. This way the images from across all cameras will fall into accurate chronological order in Lightroom.
It's very important to ensure that your images are time-synced correctly. Not only does this help ShootDotEdit process your images more quickly, but it also saves you the headache of sorting through non-chronological images.
ShootDotEdit will end up charging a fee for the added work of editing non-synced images for continuity - better then, just to skip the fee and make sure the images are time synced before submitting the job!
This can be fixed easily in Lightroom.
- Hit the "back slash" key, (which is right above your enter key), and your "Library Filter" bar will come up within grid mode.Click on the "Metadata" tab of your Library Filter bar, then go to the section titled "Cameras"
- Change the column from "Camera" to "Camera Serial Number" if you have multiple cameras that are the same make/model. Then you will see the two cameras separately.
- Go into Camera 1, and select an image. When you go to the bar on the right hand side, you can see the "Capture Time" for that image.
- Click over to Camera 2 (and etc.), select an image, and you can see the capture time for that image.
- To sync the two cameras, pick a moment from the shoot that is easy to pinpoint the time for on one of the cameras. (i.e.: for a wedding, the easiest thing to do is locate "The Kiss" picture), because the Kiss happens at the same time on all cameras, and everyone is shooting that same moment.
- Use your camera as the Master Camera, find that one image and write down the time stamp for that image from your Master Camera.
- Find the exact same image on the secondary (and etc.) camera, highlight that image, then press "Command/Control + A" to highlight the rest of the images from that camera as a secondary highlight.
- Now the Capture time box will be blank because all of the images are highlighted. Click on the little box to the right of the capture time and a menu box will pop up titled "Edit Capture Time".
- o to the "Corrected Time" box and change the "corrected time" to the time stamp you had written down from the Master Camera.
- Then click "Change All" to shift all of the images and make then in sync with the Master Camera
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