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Rosie Walunas
Multiclip editing with lots of verite B-camera start and stop
on Dec 4, 2012 at 4:10:15 am

Don't have a lot of multiclip / multicam experience, but have the basics down.

I'm anticipating editing a verite sequence where the A-cam runs continues, and the main separate audio track is definitely continues, and there is a B-cam that starts and stops throughout the shoot (DSLR cutaways,etc.).

Syncing all this is pretty straightforward to me and I'm not worried about that.

But, how exactly will I make a multiclip if there is a B-cam cutting in and out the entire time?

I'm coming with the knowledge that I will have to make the multiclip via IN points (no TC to sync). Thinking about this, won't only the first clip become part of the multiclip? What do I do about the others?

Need an explanation ASAP, so any links to literature or video would be helpful.

Thanks!


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Shane Ross
Re: Multiclip editing with lots of verite B-camera start and stop
on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:02:26 am

YOu can't. You need to put them in a sequence and stack them. You can't make a multiclip in FCP 7 when the camera starts and stops.

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Rosie Walunas
Re: Multiclip editing with lots of verite B-camera start and stop
on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:26:20 am

So either, I could stack them in one sequence for the editor, which seems the most straight forward?

Or, I could multiclip sections of the shoot and bring those into one sequence for the editor?

Thanks Shane.

Rosie


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Nick Meyers
Re: Multiclip editing with lots of verite B-camera start and stop
on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:48:18 am

you can make a SERIES of multiclips, each covering only the time from the start of one B-cam clip to the start of the next.

if there aren't TOO many B-cam clips,
AND you alter their Time-Codes to match the A-Cam (worrisome, i know)
then you can sync by TC, and each new clip will simply be a separate angle

you could sync your B-Cam clips, and Export that track,
re-import and make a multcilp with the A-Cam.
it'd have to be top quality as it would be simpler it it became your master.

or just edit with 2 video tracks.


nick


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Shane Ross
Re: Multiclip editing with lots of verite B-camera start and stop
on Dec 4, 2012 at 6:30:36 am

If I were in your boat...I'd stack them in a sequence. In fact, that is what I do when faced with this situation.

Shane
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Nick Meyers
Re: Multiclip editing with lots of verite B-camera start and stop
on Dec 4, 2012 at 7:26:20 am

i agree: i'm doing it right now!


nick


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Rosie Walunas
Re: Multiclip editing with lots of verite B-camera start and stop
on Dec 4, 2012 at 4:19:18 pm

Yeah, because it's only two cams it seems stacking them would be the most straightforward.

What about nesting the B-cam on it's own track and making a multiclip from that?

Have yet to get to the edit and talk this over with the editor and check out the footage, but, hopefully stacking the tracks will be okay, although it seems like a post cop-out, no? Not that I like things to be difficult.


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Andrew Kimery
Re: Multiclip editing with lots of verite B-camera start and stop
on Dec 4, 2012 at 8:35:14 pm

You can't multiclip a nest. As previous mentioned you could export out Cam B after you have synced it and essentially create a new master for Cam B and then sync that with Cam A plus the audio. Also as previously mentioned you could create a new a series of multiclips (one each time Cam B is rolling) but that is a somewhat involved process though a standard practice when it comes to prepping footage on reality shows.




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