Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Syncing audio tracks from two different cameras, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
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- Shooting with multiple cameras is…a plus when editing a documentary.…It gives you more editing options…and creates visual interest when…you cut from one angle to another.…But often times the primary microphone…attached to the person being interviewed…is connected to just one of the cameras.…The other camera may have good…video, but not great audio.…Where does that leave you?…With Final Cut Pro X you actually…have a pretty easy time of combining sync sources.…Let's take a look.…In our interviews, let's view the John Downey…close-up camera clip at the favorite section.…
- He's dedicated, he makes you want to cry.…- We definitely would like to be on this…close-up shot of John, when he's talking…about how dedicated BD is.…That would make a nice strong point.…But we don't really want that audio.…If we have that audio coming from another camera,…like the A camera, let's see if that…is something that we might be able to marry.…- He's dedicated, he makes you want to cry.…- So we in fact do have the same audio, the good audio.…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of three different editors in three different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
Note: This course was updated to reflect the changes in the Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x update. Although the course was not re-recorded from scratch, we updated each of the movies by adding text overlays to guide you through existing changes. We also updated the exercise files to work with the most current version of the software. If you are running an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X, please watch Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and organizing footage
- Pulling selects and focusing ideas
- Assembling scenes into rough cuts
- Creating a title graphic sequence
- Animating images
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files