I am interested in understanding the concept of sending word clock from a sound device 722 to camera (Arri Alexa and Nikon D800). What we are planning on doing is sending a reference from the sound device to the cameras, either dialogue or potentially word clock so that in post, we can sync up the dialogue on de vinci and FCP using the dual eyes program. We are doing this because the issues that we had in the past were that that the editors were using camera sound to edit with and not the sound device recordings, making it very difficult for the sound editors to source exactly what clips would go with what images.
To solve this issue, we would go with a wireless set up, sending the dialogue to the camera as strictly a reference track so that camera sound would not be an issue anymore. The other alternative would be to send a word clock signal to the camera as an alternative to timecode.
My question is will sending a word clock signal to the camera solve our problem of people relying on camera sound instead of using the actual recorded takes from the sound device. I know that word clock is a bit rate/sample rate syncing device but will this concept work as a reference track?
I hope this is clear as I am a little fuzzy about this as I have never done it before. Always used timecode in the past.
Thank you. Hope it isn't a stupid question.