MULTI CAMERA EDITING: everything you have to KNOW

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by Storyblocks Video Triple take, master take and Multicam
are three different filmmaking techniques. The triple take is where you take
one shot of an action then move your camera
and choose the next action. Master take is where you play
the entire scene shot from one angle, then play an entire scene again
from a different angle, etc. The last technique is very nice,
as you can choose in post-production which angle that you want to take. As with triple take you can only choose
that angle that you’ve shot. But of course, a master take
is gonna take long as you need to repeat the
entire action or scene several times. So that’s where the Multicam
technique comes in. You set up multiple cameras from
different angles and focal lengths and let them roll for the
entire duration of the scene. I’ve shot dozens of dance shows
and theater plays in Multicam, and editing those projects has
always been a little fun, because there is something called
Multicam Editing inside Premiere Pro. [Cinecom’s intro music] Hey guys, Jordy here for
and welcome to Creative Tuesday. So, I’ve got three cameras
set up right here, we’ve got a close up over there,
we got a medium shot right here and a long shot over there. When you are in a very
controlled environment like here, you can clap, like this. And this will give you a reference point
to synchronize these three cameras. But, what if you’re shooting
a dance show? I mean, you can’t really just clap
there, right before the show starts. The audience might think
that they need to clap as well and you’re gonna have a hard time
figuring out which clap was yours. So, for that I’ve got a different trick
which I’ll get into in a moment. First let’s fire up Premiere Pro and import
the three shots from the three cameras. I’m gonna start off with placing every
camera shot on top of each other in a sequence. Now, this step right here is only necessary
if you have longer recordings and thus multiple clips
per camera angle. We can now use that clap
to synchronize the different shots. You can clearly see a spike in the
audio where the clap takes place. You could also select all the shots,
then right-click and select ‘synchronize’. If there was no clap, like
here in the dance show, I would search for a prominent visual point, such as a foot of a dancer just hitting
the ground or a lights that turns on. Synchronize it on that moment and when you cut it in place, you
could drag your clips open again. So just keep on synchronizing. Some cameras can only shoot for 30
minutes so there might be a little gap, not a big problem since you have 3
or even more cameras running. And once everything is synchronized
we’re gonna take the Track Select tool and select the first track. Right-click on it and choose ‘nest’. Now do that for every
track or camera angle. Every camera angle needs
to be in a different sequence, which we can see in the project panel. And now we can transform this with a click
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in the description below. Moving on with multi camera editing. We’ve just put every camera
angle into a different sequence. And like I said before,
you only have to do this when you have multiple clips
for a camera angle. When you only have one
shot per camera angle you can kind of skip this entire part. What you then wanna do is just
double click on your source clip and set an IN point where
the clap takes place. Do that for all of the shots. You’re not gonna have to put them
into different sequences this time. When you’re done with that
you’re either gonna select the individual sequences that
we’ve created for every camera angle, or the three individual clips. Then right click and choose ‘Create
multi camera source sequence’. Now, from the dialog box, make
sure that In Points is selected as the synchronization technique. From here you also have that
‘automatic synchronization’ option, but I’m not a huge fan
of these automatic things. With the clap technique you’re
100% sure that you’re in sync. And then just press ok. This will give you a multi-camera
sequence in your project panel. When you double click on it
you’ll see that you have the three shots are combined in there. The cool thing is that you
can use this as a new clip. So that means that we can
import this multi camera sequence into a new sequence. And, even more cool now,
is that when we click on the Settings button
of the program monitor, we can set it to ‘Multi Camera’. We can now go ahead
and just play the sequence and whenever you want
to cut to a different angle, we simply click on the desired angle, and automatically Premiere Pro
will add a cut for us right there. So when you’re editing
a two-hour dance show, this technique is gonna make the
editing go a whole lot easier and faster. If you’re trained, you could
even do this in real time and edit only two hours
on a two hour long video, which is insane. Now here follows a few tips
and tricks when editing in Multicam. First of all, when you go back
to the settings button on the bottom you’ll find ‘Edit Cameras’. From here you can enable
or disable a camera angle. But also change your order,
if you like so. Next, hopping into the menu,
click Edit, Keyboard Shortcuts. In the search box type ‘camera’. Instead of clicking on the
desired camera angle, you could also use a shortcut for that. By default, you’ll need to press ctrl
plus the number of the camera to cut to. I would change that to just
a number, without the ‘control’, or maybe to something else,
if you like so. The last trick that I have for
you involves color correction. Now don’t just color correct
in your multi camera sequence. Instead, open the sequence in
which your entire camera angle sits. On top of there I would
place an adjustment layer and do your color corrections on that. If you didn’t created
individual sequences, then simply double click
on your clip in the project window and use Lumetri to color correct
on the source clip. In your multi camera project you will see
the entire corrections that you’ve done and you can always go back to the
source clips to make adjustments. And that is how you can edit super
fast with a multi-camera setup. If you’ve learned something new,
then please let us know in the comments below, I would really appreciate if you do so. Thank you so much for watching,
thank you Storyblocks for the support. And, as always: Stay Creative! -What are you doing, Jordy? Is that for Friday?

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100 thoughts on “MULTI CAMERA EDITING: everything you have to KNOW

  1. Hey Cinecom
    Can you please breakdown or recreate this
    How can i do this type of editing

    Plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz


    👇 tap if you love Jordy's hair.

  3. I have a syncing Question. When syncing audio recorded separately, let's say dialog recorded from a microphone separate from the camera. If you did use a clap or clap board would you set the audio spike to the exact frame that the hands or clap board closed or delay it a frame or two? I don't want to create a dubbed effect but I don't want it to feel like the audio is slightly leading either.

  4. Hey Yordi, just called my attention that you don't shoot in 24 fps. Is there any specific reason or just a personam preference?

  5. Hi ! I saw a video clip yesturday and there was a part where the camera was mooving around Kedrick Lamar in his HUMBLE music clip. Can you describe how did he do that !? Thank you !

  6. Could you guys please do a tutorial on Harry Potter spells, because you are the only channel that can make tutorials about that that aren’t confusing.

  7. Cinecom thank you for inspiring me every video that you post, all your video help me to improve my editing skills but i dont have a premier and after effects because i dont have money to buy it and my pc cant carry adobe editors. Im just using Sony Vegas 15 for now but i am trying to learn all your tutorials. Thank you for inspiring me Cinecom

  8. Watch 13 reasons why 3 trailer and breakdown it.
    Here is the link———

  9. I'm dying to know HOW to make a 3D map with gps video! Could you help me, please?? Like this:

  10. GUYS! Could you make some effects of the videoclip of ASAP FREG – FLOOR SEATS? Thank You!

  11. Jordy! I challenge you in COPYCAT to do the 13 Reasons Why Season 3 Trailer! Please do this dope teaser. #Cinecom #Copycat

  12. how can i save audio for each cameras ? , actually i make videos for Dota2 and this Trick is very use full for me, but i try it once and i can't save audios for my camera, when i change a cam, audio didn't change …

  13. This was amazingly informative. Thank you very much. I've been preparing to set up a little studio at home and this alleviated some of the woes I though I would have with editing after shooting with multiple cameras

  14. I work for a hockey company and we just started doing interviews with college players and their experiences. I can't wait to use this method of editing on our next interviews edit! Thanks guys. Love the work you do! Always keeps me creative.

  15. Hey Jordy I'm having a trouble editing on 21:9 ratio timeline, coz when i drag my vedio to video timeline the size of a frame does not fit properly to the screen projected and when I scale to frame size it minimizes to 16:9 size , so can you help me .

  16. OMG!!! This is insane! I can't wait to try this out!
    But now, what information does Premiere Pro use to sync the videos?
    Does this work if you're taking multiple shots across the cameras?

    SO many questions! LOL

  17. Hey guys I dont Know what level I Do Editing whatever I Do Is Editing On Phone So if you have time Just Comment me to what should I do To improve ( Some Tips ) .

  18. Another way to sync multiple cameras before doing this would be to use "Pluraleyes". You literally just throw all of the Footage in and it Syncs everything together and let's you export it as a Premiere Pro timeline!

  19. Use J,K,L for fast playing while choosing your angles. That will speed up the process. Now 2 hours of work can be done in 30 mins

  20. I love yours video, youtube italia needs your channel and your tutorials, good work continued like this.

    Greetings from Italy. 🙂

  21. Thanks for the subtitles in Spanish, it would be great if one day they dubbed the videos, since sometimes you have to pause and read.

  22. This technique is very helpful to because we normaly use 3 to 4 hours of footage per episode or program. Normally muticam tutorials are very difficult. But your tutorials are really awesome. Thanks.

  23. I've been making videos all of two months — learning everything from Cinecon and one other channel. Last week I made this: It's not perfect, and there are things I'd change. But I was running two cameras, and audio recorder, and interviewing all at once, so I'm going to call it a win. Thanks!

  24. Most informative filmmaking YouTube channel! I learned how to use Premier with your online course! And always keep learning from your tips! Thanks for taking the time to create videos like this!

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