(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this article can be downloaded below.)

Forgetting to sync camera times on multiple cameras during a shoot is a very common occurance. If up to this point you still have never forgotten to sync your camera times, then trust me when I say it is not a matter of “if” but “when.”

The problem with trying to cull and edit images from two or more cameras that haven’t been synced for time is that it is very difficult to compare and see which camera has the better shot at any one particular moment since those images don’t appear next to each other in Lightroom.

The good thing is that this issue is quite easy to fix in Lightroom. In this Lightroom video tutorial, we are going to walk you through exactly how to fix and sync the camera time between multiple unsynced cameras.


Exercise File Download Links:

Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users courtesy of Lin and Jirsa Photography and Undfind for educational purposes only.

Full RAW Exercise Files (552MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (129MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.
Lightroom Catalog – There are no new changes made to the Lightroom Catalog in this article.

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