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Creating a multicam clip using sync points

From: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Video: Creating a multicam clip using sync points

Now, there may be some instances where you don't have Timecode on your tapes, and actually that's more likely than not. Well, the beautiful thing about Premiere Pro is you can actually sync up your clips by just marking an In Point or an Out Point at a specific location on each of the clips. Now, in our case, we're going to be using clapboard, and as you can see, there is the clapper and right when he slams it, I can sync up all my cameras. Now, if you don't have a clapboard, don't worry, you can simply use a camera flash to sync things up, or just ask your talent to clap their hands so you have an impact sound that you can line up all of your clips.

Creating a multicam clip using sync points

Now, there may be some instances where you don't have Timecode on your tapes, and actually that's more likely than not. Well, the beautiful thing about Premiere Pro is you can actually sync up your clips by just marking an In Point or an Out Point at a specific location on each of the clips. Now, in our case, we're going to be using clapboard, and as you can see, there is the clapper and right when he slams it, I can sync up all my cameras. Now, if you don't have a clapboard, don't worry, you can simply use a camera flash to sync things up, or just ask your talent to clap their hands so you have an impact sound that you can line up all of your clips.

So what we want to do is find precisely where the clapboard closes and Mark an In Point. Now, I can scrub through and visually see that, but if I want to be really precise, I can go over here to the dropdown menu and switch over to Audio Waveform. As you see, I can be very precise and exactly position my playhead right when the clapboard closes. Now I want to simply Mark an In Point by pressing the I Key. I'm going to go ahead and do that to Camera A and Camera B also, double-click to load it into the viewer, scroll through until I see the clapboard about to close, and then I'm going to switch to the Audio panel.

And in this case I'm going to use my Left and Right Arrows to get precisely to the first time I hear that clapboard. Once again, I'll Mark an In Point and let's go ahead and do the same thing with Camera C. Using my keyboard, I'll simply move forward and backwards. Perfect! Now I'll Mark the In Point, and I'm ready to create my multi-camera source clip.

Now, before you do anything, this is an important thing to understand. When you create a multi-camera source clip, the camera that has your primary or main audio should be the first one you select in your Project panel, so one of your cameras will have all of the clean audio that you are going to switch through. In my case, it's the wide shot. I'm going to load this clip into the Source panel and switch back to the visual, and I know for a fact that because this was the two shot, we were running both of their mics into this camera and it has the cleanest and best audio.

By selecting this angle first and then selecting my other angles, I am able to force Premiere Pro to choose that as my primary audio when creating my multi-camera source clip. I'm going to go ahead and right-click on this, and I'm going to say Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence. It's going to ask me to Name the Sequence, and this is great, because this is like a double check. It will name the sequence after that primary angle, and as you can see, it says Interview Camera B, which is my wide shot, and let's go ahead and change it to something more useful.

I'll simply delete the front part, and I'll call it Multicam Interview. Now, this is important, Synchronized Point, you can choose to synchronize by the In Point or the Out Point, or as we did in the earlier movie by Timecode, and because we marked In Points when the clapboard closed, that's what we are going to choose. If for some reason you forgot to use a clapboard or use any kind of a flash or a clap until the end of the take, you could, of course, put them at the end of the shot and use your Out Point.

Let's go ahead and press OK and create the multi-camera source clip. You'll notice in the Project Pane is your Multicam Interview, and if I double-click to load this into my source monitor, I see that my two shot with my clean master audio is in the primary position. So that's how simple it is to create a multicam source clip using a sync point. Now we're ready to edit, and we'll look at how to do that in the next movie.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

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  1. 56s
    1. What is Premiere Pro?
      56s
  2. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 42s
  3. 27m 52s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      3m 27s
    2. A tour of the interface
      4m 55s
    3. Customizing the window layout and the interface
      7m 0s
    4. Exploring the different ways to drive Premiere Pro CS6
      4m 33s
    5. Understanding system configuration and the Mercury Playback Engine
      3m 17s
    6. Adjusting essential preferences
      4m 40s
  4. 40m 7s
    1. Importing files and folders
      11m 2s
    2. Importing card-based media
      6m 1s
    3. Capturing from tape
      4m 10s
    4. Organizing media
      12m 3s
    5. Reconnecting offline media
      6m 51s
  5. 21m 0s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 44s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      7m 11s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      9m 5s
  6. 33m 37s
    1. Editing clips into the Timeline
      7m 56s
    2. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      2m 53s
    3. Moving clips in the Timeline and performing a swap edit
      4m 11s
    4. Adjusting edit points in the Timeline
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips using the Razor tool
      2m 16s
    6. Deleting clips
      2m 38s
    7. Performing an insert edit
      4m 14s
    8. Performing an overwrite edit
      3m 9s
    9. Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways
      4m 14s
  7. 43m 16s
    1. Performing a three-point edit
      7m 23s
    2. Performing a replace edit
      3m 48s
    3. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      3m 1s
    4. Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks
      3m 51s
    5. Performing roll and ripple edits
      6m 51s
    6. Performing slip and slide edits
      6m 42s
    7. Creating subclips
      4m 29s
    8. Locating and working with different versions of a clip using Match Frame
      7m 11s
  8. 42m 51s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      7m 57s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      5m 32s
    3. Performing audio-only and video-only edits
      4m 49s
    4. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      5m 41s
    5. Rendering
      7m 43s
    6. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 31s
    7. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      5m 35s
    8. Creating buttons
      3m 3s
  9. 23m 28s
    1. Working with audio
      5m 22s
    2. Adjusting audio levels in the Source Monitor
      3m 0s
    3. Adjusting audio levels in the Timeline
      10m 10s
    4. Adjusting the audio mix on the fly
      4m 56s
  10. 9m 4s
    1. Inserting markers
      4m 8s
    2. Snapping markers to each other
      4m 56s
  11. 29m 52s
    1. Working with stills
      10m 57s
    2. Moving on stills
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting and re-importing stills
      3m 47s
    4. Working with still and animated graphics with transparency
      2m 39s
    5. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 35s
  12. 20m 58s
    1. Changing speed and reversing a clip
      6m 22s
    2. Changing speed at a variable rate
      9m 10s
    3. Creating and using freeze frames
      5m 26s
  13. 28m 21s
    1. Using transitions
      9m 36s
    2. Understanding the nuances of transitions
      6m 23s
    3. Modifying transitions
      8m 37s
    4. Setting default transitions and applying multiple transitions
      3m 45s
  14. 36m 36s
    1. Applying and modifying effects
      4m 51s
    2. Applying presets and motion effects
      5m 42s
    3. Saving favorites
      3m 50s
    4. Understanding color correction
      4m 4s
    5. Using adjustment layers
      3m 23s
    6. Working with green screen and chroma key footage
      6m 36s
    7. Using the Warp Stabilizer to stabilize clips
      6m 27s
    8. Applying filters to audio
      1m 43s
  15. 27m 45s
    1. Creating static titles
      7m 8s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      10m 2s
    3. Creating a credit roll and crawls
      6m 41s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles
      3m 54s
  16. 20m 0s
    1. Introducing multicam editing
      1m 46s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode
      3m 25s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using sync points
      4m 1s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline
      4m 26s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      6m 22s
  17. 9m 51s
    1. Exporting a movie
      4m 12s
    2. Sending to Adobe Media Encoder
      3m 44s
    3. Printing to video
      1m 55s
  18. 1m 22s
    1. Next steps
      1m 22s

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