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trevor ambrose
Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 25, 2011 at 3:27:02 pm

Hi guys,

I'm on a four camera tween sit com.
I've worked with multi clip before and had no problem with it.
I usually "blade" in between edits and do the camera choosing that way.

I'm working with a director that also cuts on Avid.
He said he just watches footage and by hitting pre-designated buttons switches from camera to camera "on the fly".

Does anyone know of a way to do this on Final Cut?

Any info will be appreciated.
Trevor Ambrose


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 25, 2011 at 4:01:07 pm

Sure, it's called "live switching" and it's detailed in the FCP manual. Use the search feature and study up, then practice a little and you're bound to impress that director.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
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trevor ambrose
Re: Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 25, 2011 at 4:08:37 pm

Thanks again David for your excellent advise.
Trevor Ambrose


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trevor ambrose
Re: Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 25, 2011 at 6:01:41 pm

ps WOW! What a difference. This is really quick cutting. I only hope it doesn't lead to complacent cuts.
(ie. not tweaking the beats) But really...I'm swamped with footage and I don't know what I would do without "live cutting". I like the cut rather than the switch.

Thanks David. You saved my ass.

Happy State of the Union!
Trevor Ambrose


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matthew bradshaw
Re: Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 25, 2011 at 6:35:49 pm

... You can always trim afterwards.
Matt.



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trevor ambrose
Re: Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 25, 2011 at 6:40:40 pm

Absotively...and I'm going to Matt.
Thanks for you input.
Trevor Ambrose


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 25, 2011 at 6:43:30 pm

[trevor ambrose] " I only hope it doesn't lead to complacent cuts."

It can, and does lead to some imperfect cuts, but so does live studio switching. You get better at it over time the more you do it however. And, like Matthew suggests, if time permits, most editors will make a second pass to trim and perfect the first cut.

[trevor ambrose] "Thanks David. You saved my ass.
"


You're very welcome! I hope your director notices just how quickly you learned and adapted...

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


A forum host of Creative COW's Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums. Formerly host of the Apple Final Cut Basics, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.


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trevor ambrose
Re: Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 25, 2011 at 6:52:48 pm

at risk of being tedious....

...again thanks David!

I love this site and I find your insights awesome.

Trevor


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 26, 2011 at 12:53:51 pm

One note - remember to collapse the multiclip when you're finished the multicam switching; fcp will have much better performance (and you can always uncollapse later)

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer
Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC
Avid & Color Videos Vasst.com
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trevor ambrose
Re: Multi Clip Editing on the Fly
on Jan 26, 2011 at 3:35:06 pm

That's a good note Jeff. My sequences are a bit sluggish.

Thanks,
Trevor Ambrose


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