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Brad Hurley
Re: Update : Clip and timecode confusion - continued
on Jan 24, 2020 at 12:18:01 pm

One fairly simple way to test whether this is a bug in Final Cut is to use the free version of DaVinci Resolve to see how it handles the files. You might be reluctant to learn how to do multicam in another NLE, but fortunately the free PDF, "Advanced Editing in DaVinci Resolve 15" (which is still a good guide for version 16) has a clearly explained step-by-step guide to setting up and editing a 2-camera interview timeline in Resolve.

Following those instructions, it shouldn't take long for you to test to see if it works in Resolve, which would then suggest that Final Cut is the culprit in this particular case. The "Advanced Editing" PDF is available in the Training section of the Resolve website, here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/training. Scroll down to the "Training Books" section of that page to find it. The 2-camera multicam workflow is described in that book using example footage, but you can apply the same workflow to your own footage. As you tried in Final Cut, it might be worth trying to sync by audio in Resolve instead of timecode (which is the workflow used in the book as well). And maybe start with only the clips from your first shoot before the break to see if those sync properly. Then you could set up a separate multicam clip for the clips for your second shoot (after you took a break for media management), and so on.


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