Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Modifying and adding clips in the Angle Editor, part of Final Cut Pro X Guru: Multicamera Video Editing.
- In this movie we're going to make some changes to the order of our clips in the Angle Editor, and also add a new angle where we'll sync it to our multiclip. So here I am from the last lesson where we created a multiclip. We can see it's populated here inside the browser with that little badge icon here. I can actually skim over it but we double-clicked it to open up the multiclip in the Viewer so we are able to see all of the angles. And we saw here at the very bottom in the last exercise how we actually had two clips that were recorded from the same camera and the multicamera clip took care of it for us because of the metadata information that we entered.
Now I just want to change a couple things in terms of appearance so that we can get started. One is I want to close the Inspector 'cause there's nothing to inspect right now so I'll give that a click, give a little bit more room here to my viewer by dragging in between the browser and the viewer. So I'm just able to see that a lot better. The other thing I want to draw your attention to is right now when we're looking at the multicam clip I'm only seeing two of my angles, and, in fact, there are five. So what I want to do up here when I'm viewing that is to change the bank system so it actually is divided into a series of banks showing two clips at a time.
So here are the first two. Here is the second two just to show at a different point in time. You can see those and here's the last one. I want them just to all show at once so I'm gonna go to my Settings view and change that to nine angles. All right, so now I see all five of those angles I can begin to cut; however, I kinda wanna change the order of a few of these of how they're showing up. So I wanna move angle number five, or camera number five to be before number four. So inside my Angle Viewer I want to scroll all the way down to reveal angle number five.
So I want to drag it by its grip handle and I want to bring it up, but these angles are really large in size. So I'm gonna go over here to my Clip Appearance and just bring down the clip height to make it easier to drag and switch the order of angles. Okay, so that was the Clip Appearance down here on the bottom right. Now I'll take the grip handle of camera number five. I'll drag it up and you can see inside the viewer here where I'm seeing or showing the angles, I can see that that order has actually switched between these two shots.
Great! So that's one part of the setup. The next is as you know in the previous exercise I forgot to bring in the actual music track which I want to play back when I cut my multicam clip. So let's sync it to the rest of these clips by first of all adding an angle and then choosing to sync it. So how I'm gonna create a new angle is right here on number one, or cam number one. I'm gonna click that little arrow and choose to add an angle. The angle actually gets added underneath it just to let you know so in this case I like to always have my audio at the bottom.
So I'm not gonna select that. I'm gonna hit Command-Z to undo the Add Angle. I'm gonna scroll to the bottom or the last angle here. I'm gonna click now and choose to add the angle which will add underneath number four. It's Untitled which isn't really helpful so let's change that Untitled Angle to Audio. I'll hit return to do so and now I can just sort of take my audio and I'm gonna drag it inside the audio paying no attention to where I align.
I'm just dragging it in, okay? So it's in there but it's not synced to my multicam clip. So I am gonna click this arrow and I'm going to sync this to the monitoring angle. Now it's gonna look at the audio, right, of the monitoring angle which has identified that it's turned blue up here in order to sync it. So let's just see what happens. I'm gonna go here. I'm actually gonna choose Sync Selection to Monitoring Angle. I'm gonna click. It's analyzing the audio and look at that.
Because we had recorded audio on all of our cameras, it syncs it nice and easily, and now I'm ready to pretty much bring this into a project and begin to edit it. So all my hard work is done in the Angle Viewer. Let's now give this window a close, and how we'll do that is by creating a new project. I'm gonna go up to my projects area here and go to File, New, Create a New Project which I'll call Jason Music Video.
Knowing that it's being saved in the Projects event, I'll hit OK. So I've created it by multicamera projects. Now I wanna go just back up to my music video event where that multiclip exists and I want to just kind of create it in point after the slates to bring it in. So first of all I'm gonna switch from Filmstrip View onto List View. I've got my multicam clip targeted. I'm able to see it populate up here in the window, and I'm just gonna kind of play back this clip after the clapper so I'm just skimming through it.
And I'm now gonna hit the L key to play forward. Waiting for the audio pop to happen. (loud beeps) And I'm now gonna hit I to mark an endpoint, right? If you're trying to fine tune that don't forget your left and right arrow keys that you can use to fine tune and get a precise endpoint on your multicam clip. And now that this is all ready, we can pretty much bring this into the timeline.
So I'm gonna hit E to bring that into the timeline. We can see our multicam clip populates in the projects. Now I've set this just to keep in mind to video switching only, but my audio is currently parked on my first clip. And I want the audio to remain constant on this so I'll quickly go to my video and audio switching. I'll then select with my playhead at the beginning of the projects, my audio clip just to make sure that the audio is parked on that.
I'll go back to video switching and then just park myself on the first clip. Now we're gonna cut this multicamera clip in the timeline using keyboard shortcuts to speed up our workflow rather than clicking on these windows.
So join Nick Harauz in this course as he covers organizing media, creating multicam clips for interview and music video-style projects, and working with the specialized multicam options in Final Cut Pro X. With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to pull together your multicam footage into dynamic videos that maximize the impact of every shot.
- Explaining the multicamera process
- The benefits of optimized or proxy media in a multicam edit
- Importing, organizing, and naming clips and angles
- Exploring the various syncing strategies
- Working with the Angle Viewer and Angle Editor
- Adding, cutting, and switching between angles
- Working with effects
- Exporting a multicam project