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Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5

Multi-cam editing


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Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5

with Steve Holyhead

Video: Multi-cam editing

So in the previous video, we went through all of the things that set us up to do a multi-cam edit. So now we're actually going to through the process of doing some multi-cam editing. The first thing that we'll need to do though of course is create a sequence. So what I'm going to do is right- click in my bin and create a new sequence called commute_multicam. There we go. So now we have a blank sequence ready to go. The next thing we need to do is figure out well, which camera would we like to start on? I think I'm going to happen to know that's where the engine starts and the bike begins its journey.
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  1. 3m 43s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Hardware and software requirements for this course
      1m 6s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 44s
  2. 52m 17s
    1. Exploring the similarities and differences
      8m 6s
    2. Comparing the interfaces
      8m 17s
    3. Clips, bins, folders, and the Project window
      9m 32s
    4. Viewing, selecting, navigating, and playing clips
      6m 5s
    5. Marking clips and using the Timeline window
      6m 32s
    6. Creating basic sequences
      9m 20s
    7. Accessing clips from other projects
      4m 25s
  3. 45m 24s
    1. Project structure, formats, frame rates, and the Format tab
      11m 31s
    2. Comparing backup structure
      9m 51s
    3. Organizing media and project assets
      5m 32s
    4. Bringing media into the project
      8m 19s
    5. Understanding media resolutions and locations
      10m 11s
  4. 30m 59s
    1. Exploring site, project, and user settings
      7m 39s
    2. Customizing user settings and keyboard layout
      6m 52s
    3. Using toolsets and workspaces
      6m 36s
    4. Customizing the Bin and Timeline views
      5m 18s
    5. Creating a custom tool palette
      4m 34s
  5. 1h 0m
    1. Linking to multimedia files using Avid Media Access (AMA)
      15m 8s
    2. Importing video, audio, and graphics
      15m 40s
    3. Deleting clips and using the Media tool
      4m 30s
    4. Consolidating
      5m 20s
    5. Transcoding
      9m 58s
    6. Managing an offline to online workflow (with AMA and batch importing)
      9m 38s
  6. 38m 39s
    1. Customizing bin layouts, columns, and tools
      11m 6s
    2. Creating subclips and subsequences
      11m 3s
    3. Using locators for organizing, logging, and editing
      10m 54s
    4. Searching using metadata and PhraseFind
      5m 36s
  7. 46m 10s
    1. Getting tracks into the timeline
      6m 59s
    2. Touring the Timeline window
      9m 41s
    3. Using drag, drop, and gestural editing techniques
      5m 48s
    4. Using timeline selections
      7m 1s
    5. Editing with the keyboard and interface buttons
      9m 45s
    6. Editing vertically
      6m 56s
  8. 56m 31s
    1. Using basic trim tools
      4m 59s
    2. Using smart trim tools
      7m 32s
    3. Combining trim tools
      7m 7s
    4. Using the Trim mode
      8m 0s
    5. Trimming with transition effects
      3m 48s
    6. Using sync locks
      3m 10s
    7. Using Slip and Slide mode
      7m 56s
    8. Setting up the timeline for multi-cam editing
      8m 41s
    9. Multi-cam editing
      5m 18s
  9. 33m 16s
    1. Exploring the audio environment
      5m 29s
    2. Understanding audio basics
      4m 25s
    3. Using the Audio Mixer and audio keyframes
      8m 29s
    4. Applying audio effects
      5m 5s
    5. Importing audio and input settings
      6m 19s
    6. Exporting audio and output settings
      3m 29s
  10. 1h 1m
    1. Creating freeze frames and motion effects
      7m 11s
    2. Using timewarp effects
      4m 40s
    3. Adding transition effects
      7m 33s
    4. Using segment-based effects and nesting effects
      8m 15s
    5. Compositing with keyframes
      11m 0s
    6. Creating titles
      8m 15s
    7. Adding titles and using them in sequences
      7m 27s
    8. Using the color correction interface
      7m 34s
  11. 10m 18s
    1. Preparing and outputting master sequences
      10m 18s
  12. 21s
    1. Additional resources
      21s

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Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5
7h 19m Beginner Jul 13, 2011

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Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5 is a thorough comparison of the interfaces, concepts, tools, and workflow behind each of these two programs, covering the key differences video editors need to know to master Media Composer and make the switch. The course covers the basics of editing in Avid Media Composer, including sequence creation, project organization and navigation, importing and linking media, timeline editing techniques, and how to work with audio and add transitions and effects.

Topics include:
  • Working with clips, bins, folders and the project window
  • Customizing user settings and keyboard layout
  • Importing video, audio, and graphics
  • Accessing clips from other projects
  • Comparing backup structure
  • Organizing media and project assets
  • Understanding media resolution and locations
  • Editing in the timeline
  • Mixing audio
  • Compositing with keyframes
  • Creating titles
  • Color correcting footage
  • Preparing and outputting master sequences
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Final Cut Pro Media Composer
Author:
Steve Holyhead

Multi-cam editing

So in the previous video, we went through all of the things that set us up to do a multi-cam edit. So now we're actually going to through the process of doing some multi-cam editing. The first thing that we'll need to do though of course is create a sequence. So what I'm going to do is right- click in my bin and create a new sequence called commute_multicam. There we go. So now we have a blank sequence ready to go. The next thing we need to do is figure out well, which camera would we like to start on? I think I'm going to happen to know that's where the engine starts and the bike begins its journey.

So that's going to be the first camera that I lay into the sequence. What I'm going to do now is pop this material into my sequence like so, and it shows up it's just one big long clip. The trick to this is now I'm going to switch into Multi-Camera mode, so that's Shift+Command+M, and notice that the controls under the Source viewer have disappeared. And as I move backwards and forwards now in my sequence, notice that the Source viewer is synchronous with the sequence.

So wherever I move in the sequence, I'm also ganged to that same spot in the Source viewer. Now, why are some of the squares going black at various times? Well, that's just simply because some of the clips are shorter than others. So while some clips continue all the way through to the end of the sequence, some of the clips do not. Okay, so let's go back to the beginning. The next thing I'd like to do is I'd like to add a couple of audio tracks into my sequence here. I'm going to disengage these tracks here because what I'd like to do is bring Sadies-Thing, the music, into my sequence like so, so that will be in the background as I'm cutting.

Now we'll lasso back over the tracks that we want, get rid of the tracks that we don't want to cut into, and now all I need to do is initiate playback, and then I can live-switch using the keys 1-9 that I mapped to my keyboard. And the 0 key will allow me to swap Camera Banks. So let's go ahead and do that right now. (cars revving) (music playing) Okay, great! So we've started creating our multi-cam edit, and you could see that because I have Audio Follow Video on then I'm actually getting my audio cutting in alongside the video.

So let's go back and review and see what we've got. (cars revving) (music playing) Okay, so there are couple of moments there that don't seem to match. First of all, it looks like we've got a clip coming in from the end of the journey here that's coming in way too early in the piece.

So here's the great thing. What I can do is I can zoom into the timeline here and show you this. If I right-click on my clip, now I can just switch to whichever camera angle best suits that moment. And the same is true if I've cut to a camera angle that in this particular case looks like it may have ran out of material. So here, for example, what I could do is add an edit point and now just swap the section of that clip that didn't work to something that will work, like so. (cars revving) (music playing) There's another one with some black, so I'll right-click there and switch to a camera angle that's going to work for me.

And of course, if I have clips that didn't quite hit the beat--I know that maybe at the very beginning of the sequence here when I didn't quite have my full groove with the music, I may have hit some beat to little bit late-- you can see that as the audio beat on my Audio 3 and Audio 4 track there. So obviously, I'll just use my Trim tools now to bring that back to the right point and see how that looks. (cars revving) (music playing) There we go! The great thing about this now is if I click on the timecode track and stop multi-cam editing, actually switch myself out of Multi-cam Edit mode, Shift+Command+M, and go ahead and do a whole bunch of extra work on my sequence, but now I'd like to go back into Multicam mode, re-sync my motorcycle_group with this current commute timeline, then all I need to do is choose Shift+Command+M again from my keyboard, and now I'm dropped back into Multi-cam mode, and everything is back in sync.

So I could even pick up and continue multi-cam editing from this point forward if I wanted to. So that's a brief example of how to use multi-cam Editing in Avid Media Composer.

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