Join James Ball for an in-depth discussion in this video Syncing cameras visually, part of Multi-Camera Video Production and Post.
This is 03_05 Syncing Cameras Visually.…Take one, marker. (sharp clap)…- So what you just saw there…was something that usually gets cut out…of the production, but it's a very important part,…particularly with multi-camera.…We had both an audio and a visual sync point there.…Now Jim, tell us a little bit about slates.…What's the whole idea here? Why do we use them?…- Well when we didn't have all the high-tech stuff…to sync cameras like Timecode,…we had to use very mechanical,…very home-grown types of methods of doing it,…which was a picture and a noise. (clap)…Okay, so very, very distinct…sharp moments on both tracks…that you could combine later on.…
- Alright, this is the smoothie segment,…scene one, take two, marker. (sharp clap)…- So because this is fairly low tech,…you want to make sure you do it right,…because there is no computer that's going to…save you later on and match it up automatically.…You want to make sure you get this very…simple action correct, so it just makes it easier,…as easy as possible for the editors…
You'll learn essential preproduction strategies to get the right gear and place it in the right position. You'll also learn techniques for syncing the visuals and audio captured from each camera. Rich and James offer advice for directors running shoots in the field, as well as strategies for crew members who are building sets and logging footage. Finally, in chapters 7 and 8, they share techniques for multicamera postproduction with Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro. In these chapters, you'll learn how to create multicam clips, apply color correction, color match angles, switch between angles, and refine and master your edit. By the end of the course, you'll have a thorough start-to-finish understanding of the multicamera production process.
- Planning the multicamera production
- Evaluating the location
- Creating camera diagrams
- Selecting the right equipment
- Communicating with crew
- Lighting multicam productions
- Matching and syncing cameras
- Directing a multicamera shoot
- Editing multicamera video
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover the essentials of live streaming your multicamera production.
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1. Planning the Production
2. The Production Approach
3. Preparing Cameras for a Multicamera Production
4. Running a Multicamera Production
5. Strategies from the Crew
6. Preparing for Post-Production
7. Multicamera Post-Production with Adobe Premiere Pro
8. Multicamera Post-Production with Final Cut Pro X
9. The Essentials of Live Streaming Your Multicamera Production
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