Multi Camera Editing

You can use the Multi‑Camera Monitor to edit footage from multiple cameras, simulating live camera switching. You can edit footage from up to four cameras using this technique.

To easily synchronize footage from all cameras, make sure each camera records a sync point using a clapper slate or other technique. Keep each camera recording to maintain synchronization. After you capture the footage in Editing Software, use the following workflow to edit the footage:

  1. 1.       Add clips from multiple cameras to a sequence.

You can use any type of media in a multi‑camera editing session, including footage from various cameras and from still images. You assemble the media into a sequence of up to four video and four audio tracks. You can add more than one clip to a track to accommodate the use of multiple tapes in a camera.

After the clips are assembled, you synchronize them and then create and enable the target sequence.

  1. 2.       Synchronize the clips in the sequence.

Make sure that you’ve marked the sync points for each camera’s footage before you attempt to synchronize them. You can mark the sync points by setting similarly numbered markers for each clip or by reassigning each clip’s timecode.

Markers indicate important points in time and help you position and arrange clips. You could use a marker to identify an important action or sound in a sequence or clip. Markers are for reference only and do not alter the video.

You can add markers to a sequence, to a source clip, or to an instance of a clip in a sequence. When you are marking editing points, whether you add markers to a clip or sequence depends on your workflow.

Markers appear in the time ruler of the Source and Program monitors as small icons. Clip markers also become icons within the clip as it appears in the Timeline panel, and sequence markers appear in the sequence’s time ruler.

 

  1. 3.       Create the multicamera target sequence.

The final edits are made in a target sequence. You create the target sequence by nesting the sequence of synchronized clips into a new sequence. Then you enable the clip in the target sequence for multi‑camera editing.

  1. 4.       Record the multicamera edits.

You can use any type of media in a multi‑camera editing session, including footage from various cameras and from still images. You assemble the media into a sequence of up to four video and four audio tracks. You can add more than one clip to a track to accommodate the use of multiple tapes in a camera.

After the clips are assembled, you synchronize them and then create and enable the target sequence.

  1. 5.       Adjust and refine edits.

You can rerecord the final sequence and substitute clips with footage from one of the other cameras. You can also edit the sequence like any other sequence—using the standard editing tools and techniques, adding effects, or compositing using multiple tracks.


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