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Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline

From: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Video: Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline

Now that you've learned how to create your multicam source clip, let's look at editing it into a sequence and switching your cameras. I'm going to simply grab the Multicam Interview clip and drop it into my existing sequence. If you're following along without the exercise files, go ahead and create a sequence, drop it in, and make sure that it matches your multicam source clip. I'm going to go ahead and play this clip, and as you see we have all of this junk at the head of the clip before he actually asked the first question.

Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline

Now that you've learned how to create your multicam source clip, let's look at editing it into a sequence and switching your cameras. I'm going to simply grab the Multicam Interview clip and drop it into my existing sequence. If you're following along without the exercise files, go ahead and create a sequence, drop it in, and make sure that it matches your multicam source clip. I'm going to go ahead and play this clip, and as you see we have all of this junk at the head of the clip before he actually asked the first question.

I'm going to simply scrub through right to the moment where he asks the question. There we go. That's a good start point, and I'm going to switch my tool to the Ripple Edit tool and just remove all that excess material at the beginning, and as you see, using the Ripple tool, it cuts off the head and deletes everything and snaps the clip right to the beginning of my Timeline. Go ahead and make sure you switch back to your Selection tool, which is always a good procedure whenever you switch tools, keyboard shortcut V. Now we're ready to actually start our switching.

Well, we have the clip in the Source panel, but that's not really where the real switching happens. You need to open up another window, and that's located directly under the Window dropdown menu, and it's called Multi-Camera Monitor. With this selected, a brand-new panel will open up, which actually looks pretty darn useful. I have my three cameras over here on the left, and as I click on them I see them updates here on the right, and I can scrub through my clip, and as you can see, it all updates.

Now, with this version of Premiere Pro, you're no longer limited to just four cameras. As a matter of fact, you can have an unlimited number of cameras, you just need to make sure you have fast enough hard drives and the hardware to support that many cameras. At this point, we are ready to start our multi-camera cut. Now, this window will open up just floating over everything else, and I find that a little bit distracting, so as we learned in an earlier lesson, I can go ahead and drag that and dock that next to my Source panel.

I'm going to move my playhead back to the beginning of the clip, and now to start editing I would simply hit Play, and as it plays I'll cut my video between the different cameras. Since I've put my master audio onto my audio track, I'm going to leave that the way it is and only cut between my video. Now, I can cut one of two ways: I can either click on the images, or if I wish, I can actually use the numeric keypad and use 1, 2, and 3 to switch between each of my three cameras.

As a matter of fact, if I had nine cameras, I could switch with them numerically with the keypad, the numbers 1-9. Let's go ahead and begin our edit by just clicking on the images. I'll press Play, he asked the first question. (male speaker: What is solar energy? And what are the benefits of adopting it at home or at work?) (female speaker: Solar energy is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. It's also known as--) Maybe we'll go to a wide shot now. (female speaker: --light or voltaic electricity.) And back to her.

(female speaker: --do that is through solar panels.) I'm going to go ahead and stop playback by pressing the Spacebar, and if you take a look at our sequence, you see all the cuts that I had made on the switch appear. Now, if I like what I've done, I can keep going by pressing the Play button and this time I'll use the numeric keypad to switch. So I'm going switch to her camera, which is 2. (video playing) A reaction shot from him on 3, and the wide shot.

Now, there's definitely a problem here, because there's a pause that we're going to need to pull up, and as you see, the edits that I switch to with the keypad work just as well. Multi-camera editing in Premiere Pro is rather intuitive as long as you've set things up correctly. It's just a matter of hitting play and clicking on the shots that you want. Now, if you don't click perfectly, don't worry, because you can always refine your edit, and we're going to 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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