Project was to setup two pieces of camera footage into a multicam sequence and edit using the multicam monitor.
The first part of multicam editing is setting up your clips to be in sync with each other. This can be accomplished in a few ways, however the most common is using a clapper board so that audio and video can be synced to the moment the clap is heard (or seen) in the footage.
However, for the clips used, this was not done so an extra step is needed to find a suitable sync point. In the clips, the starting of the motorcycle was used as a distinctive sound to mark an in point, with the end of the song (before additional voice over) was used as the out point. These can be easily marked, as seen in the source window for each clip, with the timeline then marked in blue to easily show what part of the footage you have selected. You can also see the total duration of the marked footage in the bottom right.
Once the two clips have been marked, you can setup the multicam sequence. You do this by selecting the two clips from the project bin and right clicking on one of the clips and from the pop-up menu select “Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence”.
Once in the creation menu, you can select the synchronise point as the clips in points. You can also set other useful changes here like naming the individual cameras, which is useful for editing as you can name the clips by shot type, angle etc. so that you still know what footage you are working with when editing. You can also set what audio is used for the multicam sequence. In the final video I created, I had 1 mono track for each camera in a stereo mix, so that if the footage is reviewed, you can see the differences in audio, even though the tracks are synced up.
When you have selected the options you want, you will end up with a multicam sequence. However, this will still be set to just one camera. You change this in the program monitor window by clicking on the spanner icon in the bottom right of the monitor window and then selecting “Multi-Camera” from the pop-up menu. You will then be presented with the multiple angles (based on the number of different clips used).
To edit from this screen, you can simply play the footage and then switch cameras by either clicking on the small preview window for that camera or by using the numbers on the keyboard to move between them. Your camera changes are then saved in the sequence and here you can apply additional edits like transitions.