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Niklas Wikman
Dual cam P2 footage - how to cut "multicam" in FCP 7??
on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:59:41 am

We have a day's shooting with two P2 cams. They were genlocked, so the timecode is identical, however, they are not started at the same time (the slave camera was always started a few secs after the main camera, allowing the TC to feed.)

All footage logged. Unfortunately the clips are NOT logged using the same ins and outs. But I think this would not be necessary?

How can we easily set up each sequence so that we have both cameras in sync, allowing us to easy cut between the clips?

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Ben Holmes
Re: Dual cam P2 footage - how to cut "multicam" in FCP 7??
on Apr 24, 2012 at 1:35:21 pm

Very simple with same timecode, 2 options:

Manual: Mark an in on both clips at the same frame, so the ins are in sync. Drop one in on V1, the other on V2 (keep both audio to ensure sync, then discard unwanted/duplicated tracks) , then resize both clips to 50% and drag left/right to create split screen you can use to edit. When you've cut the clips you want, just select all on the timeline and 'remove basic motion attributes' to make them full screen.

Personally, I prefer to do this for 2 camera shoots.

Or, Automatic: Use Multicam (RTM). Start off by setting same in points to save syncing.


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