Today’s Tuesday Tip is brought to you by cucumber melon lotion and Final Cut Pro X. We show you how to utilize Final Cut Pro X’s Multicam editing controls to edit multiple camera and/or audio clips quickly and in real time.
Highlight all the clips you want to use for your Multicam editing, right click and select the New Multicam Clip tab. Final Cut Pro X utilizes an automatic audio sync feature (think PluralEyes) to match audio waveforms within all clips. To help ensure multicam synchronization accuracy, be sure to record audio on every camera and recording device in your multicam production. After synching is completed, a new clip will appear- this is a combination of all video and audio clips. You’ll want to choose which audio file you wish to act as your primary clip by right clicking and selecting an Active Audio Angle. You can also assign your Active Viewing Angle the same way.
The Angle viewer allows you to choose between different viewing layouts. By simply scrubbing across your footage, all angles can be viewed in real time at once. When you switch between angles, FCPX automatically marks each cut. You are essentially creating edits in real time by simply watching your videos and selecting which angle you want to view. Be sure to choose the correct switching option at the top for your viewing angle. You can switch edits between Video, Audio or Both, in this case we’re only switching between Video so I was sure to choose Video only.
You can check out Apple’s Help page for a more detailed step-by-step instruction guide on how to streamline your editing process when using Final Cut Pro’s Multicam editing method. Multicam Editing Overview and Sync and Adjust Angles and Clips in the Angle Editor.editing tip, Final Cut Pro X, Multi camera editing, multi camera editing tips, post production, quick editing tips, Tuesday Tip