Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Cutting a multi-camera sequence, part of Premiere Pro CS6 New Features.
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I've gone ahead and renamed my clips from the previous exercise just so I have a better name sequence, and I named it with the name of the band and start as a starting point. I usually recommend duplicating the sequence in case you want to change your mind or go back, but because you have that separate multi-clip here, it's very easy to just drop that into a new sequence and keep going. Remember this multi-clip sequence can easily be added to a regular sequence for editing. All right, to do our multi-camera editing we are going to bring up the Multi-Camera Monitor.
This is a special user interface that allows you to see things, and we can go ahead and drag this out, make it a little bit bigger, and I am just going to let that fill the whole screen. Drag on through, there we go, and when we're ready I can click the Record button. Now you'll see here the different angles, you can click on those angles to switch between them, and if you look, nothing has happened down below except the angles have been switched. Notice that it updates in the main Timeline.
The Multi-Camera Monitor is just a visual way to control things. I am going to go ahead here and start on this shot, click the Record button and press Play. Now to make things easier, so I don't have to mouse from window to window, I could just use the shortcut of 1, 2, 3 and 4 for the four angles. If I add more angles up to 9, I could just use all the way through the 9 key, here we go. (video playing) And notice how easy it is to cut between the different angles.
(video playing) So there you have it, very simple multi-camera editing and remember, just close the Multi-Camera Monitor and you could see everything that's happened down in the sequence.
If you were a little late or early on any of the shots, like I was there, I could just grab the Ripple tool and roll that edit left or right and that improved that particular edit. (video playing) And like any other edit, you could jump on over to effects and take advantage of any of your transitions, and put those between the tracks, and it will treat it just like it was two separate files. (video playing) This improves your overall editing approach and a multi-camera production is great for musical performances, live events, or complex scripted pieces, because it speeds up both the production and the postproduction.
- Customizing the Timeline
- Using hover scrub
- Working with the dropped frames indicator
- Ingesting and logging media with Adobe Prelude
- Transforming a selection with multi-cam editing
- Understanding how trimming has changed
- Applying effects with video adjustment layers
- Stabilizing footage with the Warp Stabilizer effect
- Using the audio track and audio channel features