Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Syncing with timecode, part of Premiere Pro Guru: Multi-Camera Video Editing.
I'm going to work with syncing up some of these different angles. Now to make things a bit easier, I'm going to listen to the audio as I work. Now, I don't want the audio to bleed through into my microphone so I'm going to use a pair of headphones. Now, in your own editing suite you probably won't have that problem. You could simply turn up the volume and listen to it but I want you to have the best audio to work with here, as you're following along in the training. You're going to hear my mic isolated from the computer sound, so there's no bleed through. I've got three interviews here and if I load these up, you'll see that this is a talk show.
We have a wide shot that shows the entire set. We have the two hosts, and then a close-up of the guest, the featured author who's going to be speaking. Well, let's take a look at this bin for a second and maximize it. If I look at the Media Start, I see time codes that are a bit different. However, they're relatively similar which would lead me to believe that there's synced time code from the set. Now because these time codes are so similar, I'm going to expect that they're probably synced on set, when the director calls action, there might be a slight delay as one camera operator starts a camera, walks over to another, or perhaps everybody's just on slightly different speeds.
But if the time code's pretty close there's a good chance that they'll sync up fairly automatically. Let's select these three clips here and lasso around them with a right-click I'll choose Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence. In this case I'm going to rely upon the time code. And what I want to do is create the multi-camera source sequence. Now, if you have multiple clips with time code breaks. You have the ability to break that up into separate sequences or keep everything in a single sequence.
Right now, I'm only dealing with one clip per track but this would handle breaks, and allow you to include camera breaks, because of different start/stop times. But still lining everything up, based on the time code. If you use unique hours for each camera angle, for example, maybe this was 01:54, 02:54 and 03:54 for each camera angle. Then you could tell it to ignore the hours mark, but that's not necessary in this example here. I'll tell it to automatically match the particular sequence preset, but you can also go through and choose a correct preset.
This is particularly useful if you have different source compression's and you want to specify the mastering codec for the sequence in use. Now, in this case, I don't want to move the new clips to a new bin, so I'll un-check that. And I'm going to tell the audio to stay automatic but to pull as we switch between different camera angles. That looks good, let's use the clip names. Just the video clip name plus the word multi-cam and I'll click OK and there it is.
The new source sequence is Angle_1multi-cam. Now if you want to rename that feel free, there we go, and I've got my source sequence. Now it's very simple, let's just put this out here in a new bin, I'll drag that on the new bin icon. And with a right click I can chose to make a new sequence based on that clip and it puts it in. We'll switched on over here to the multi-camera viewer and maximize the window.
Now if we look at that, looks like things are lining up pretty well. In fact there's the clap board hitting and everything seems to line up. >> I'm looking that in the holiday books cause I just think it's great to encourage kids to make presents. >> Yeah. >> Yeah I agree. >> Yeah. And as we cut between the angles. >> Holiday book recommendations. Let's just jump forward a little bit. >> Two, one. >> Hi, I'm Gretchen and this is Paige and we're from mommycast.com, today we're speaking to Erica There's the wide shot. >> The children's book author and reading expert.
>> And she's going to tell us about some holiday book choices. >> Erica, welcome to Mommy Cast. And a close up. >> It's great to be here, thank you. >> So what do you have for holidays? And back. Well, it looks like all three of those angles have synced up quite nicely. When you've got it, syncing off of time code is the cleanest and easiest method it tends to be the most professional method and if you're dealing with a professional studio with sync cameras, this may be the easiest way to pull it off but it's not the only way.
- Importing files into Premiere Pro
- Using content analysis
- Modifying timecode
- Adding clips to a multicamera sequence
- Determining the sync point through timecode, audio, or other methods
- Syncing with PluralEyes
- Creating a multicamera workspace
- Editing and finishing the footage