Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Multiple cameras with a start stop, part of Final Cut Pro X Guru: Sync Sound Workflow.
- One of the golden rules in multicam is you don't turn off a camera for any reason because now it's got a break. Even though it might have good time of day, it becomes hard to align it up. Final Cut 10 has got two really amazing ways to add, not just another angle, but add video that gets turned on and off to one reference angle. It does some of the most unbelievable sync I've ever seen. I'm going to go ahead and explore it here. I'd like you to see that, in this given keyword collection, I've got one more angle than I had before.
I've got this part two that's been set up, where the person turned off the camera. To add it to my existing multicam clip I can either, go to my footage, find my multicam clip, and right click and say open an angle editor, I'm just going to go back, or, on a timeline where I'm using it, like right here, I can go ahead, right click, and say open an angle editor. I can even double click this little icon. I'd like you to see, as I scrub down this clip, that second angle disappears, so I'm going to just add it to this live one that I'm working with.
I'm going to double click, opens up my angle editor. I'm going to go here to the multiple start stop and grab my second part of my angle. I'm just going to drag it directly here, somewhere vaguely in the department. Let me actually put it back for one second. Let me shrink my track heights. Adding an additional angle is just the idea that you would drag it to a lower spot. Final Cut 10 will let you do that. You can even, I need it to be of course, in the select tool. There we go. We can drag it to another spot. It will just add it along the line. You can even down here say, under this obscure menu, at an angle, and it is an obscure menu.
It's this little tiny arrow. I'm not going to be adding another angle. I want to add it to this angle, this occurs later. Notice it's selected, and with it selected, I'm going to choose that same menu and say, sync this selection to the monitoring angle. It's going to fix it for me. It put it off in the right place. Now, if you notice in my multicam here, as I scrub through that goes black and comes back. But it's just this idea that it's using the audio to sync up.
And if it hasn't occurred to you, it should absolutely be one of the things that you do when you shoot multicam, is to have one good recorder because you can set, as the main angle, as a reference angle, your piece of audio. Meaning that if somebody turns on and off the camera it has the ability to reestablish sync using this ability.
Luckily, Final Cut Pro X has amazing ability to sync your media—and it gets even better when you incorporate the powerful third-party plugin PluralEyes. This course will help you quickly master the nuances of this workflow, save time, and get the best results when syncing media in Final Cut Pro.
- Syncing clips based on audio and markers
- Cleaning up sound in the Inspector
- Fixing syncing in complex clips
- Adding metadata
- Organizing sync clips
- Performing multicam syncs
- Syncing clips in PluralEyes