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Now that we know how to shoot multicam video, let's go ahead and sink some of this video together. I've already imported the four different camera angles into Premiere Pro and I'm ready to sink them up. Now, I've prepared to sink these up a couple of different ways. One is through timecode, all the clips have matching timecode attached to them and the other is the flash of the clapboard. As a matter of fact, I've made a marker on each one of the clips that you can jump to where the flash is just so you can see that they line up.
And you can jump back and forth between markers by hitting Shift+M to go forwards, and Shift+Cmd+M on a Mac to go backwards or Shift+Ctrl+M on a Windows machine. Now, that second marker that you saw, that was the endpoint. That was just a note to myself where we actually started speaking. So here we are, on the flash frame from our clapboard on our first clip. Now, each of the other clips also have a marker on the frame where the clapboard flashes.
So now that I know I have both timecode, as well as markers, I can go ahead and make my multiclip. I'm going to select all of the clips, now this is important when you select clips. The way Premiere Pro works, the order of your clips are the order that you click on them in your Project pane. So if I clicked from the bottom up, Camera Four, or my close-up, will be my primary angle. So I'm going to go ahead and hold down the Cmd key and select the clips in the exact order that I want them to appear in my Multicamera preview.
A second thing to keep in mind is that, usually, you want to put your best audio on your primary camera and that's what we have here. On Camera 1 is our cleanest most balanced audio. The audio on the other three camera is okay, but I just wanted to make sure I had it for reference if I wanted to sync up my cameras using audio. Once you have all of your clips selected, it's time to create the multicam clip. Its as simple as right-clicking on it. Going to Create Multi-Cam Source Sequence selecting, it and you're presented with this dialog box.
Now, depending on how you shot it and how you want to sync it up, you have several choices. If you did shoot with timecode or modified the clips so they had timecode you could choose the Timecode option. You can also sync up by endpoints or by an out point at the end of your clip, as well as by clip markers, and that's what we're going to do here. I'm going to simply select Clip Markers, and on each of these four clips, I put a marker in right when the clapboard flashes.
The next option you have is whether you want to take these clips and move them into a processed folder. Now, that's personal preference. I like to keep my clips where I originally put them. An advantage of putting them into a separate folder is once you've processed them, you kind of want them out of the way and that might be because you have a lot of multicamera clips that you're going to be organizing. The default setting of all cameras is also valuable. When it comes to audio, you have four choices and it can get pretty confusing.
The best choice to start out is choosing Camera 1. That means, when you start switching cameras, only the video's going to switch, and the audio from Camera 1 will remain the same, and that way, you'll have consistency. Another option you may want to use is Switch Audio, in which case, when you switch the video, it's going to cut to the audio associated with that camera. You can find out more detail about these choices in the Help menu in Premiere Pro.
But, for right now, the default works perfectly and I'm simply going to hit OK to sync these up. Once I've hit OK, you'll notice there's now a new item in my project bin. This is your multi-cam sequence. If I double-click to load this into my source monitor and scrub through it. I can see I have all four of my cameras, and if I play it, I can hear and see that they're lined up. >> I'm mixing it low or medium. Start off low so it doesn't. >> Start off low so it doesn't all fly out to you and then you. >> So, as you see, they've lined up perfectly even though the cameras may have started and stopped at different points.
So as long as you have either timecode, a clapboard or something you can line up all the cameras by, you're in good shape to let Premiere Pro automatically sync up all your clips. But there may be a situation where you don't have any of that, you only have the sound on each of the cameras to sync them up. And we'll learn how to sync up all of your cameras using audio waveforms in the next video.
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