Final Cut Multicam Tip
I’ve gotten a lot of email questions about this recently, so I wanted to share this thought with you.
Whether you are using multicam in Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Pro X, keep this key point in mind:
You can not mix audio tracks using multicam editing.
You can switch between tracks, but not mix between tracks.
For this same reason, you can’t dissolve or superimpose one video track on top of another video track as part of the multicam edit. While visual effects can be done after the multicam edit is complete, I recommend you mix your audio first – and remember to retain your sync points.
Sync the mixed audio with your camera angles, then, use that finished mix as the audio for your multicam clip.
The reason I suggest mixing audio first is that it is easier to retain sync points in the audio, and sync it to video, by syncing audio with the source video files.
Here’s a free video tutorial on syncing multicam clips in Final Cut Pro X.
Here’s a video tutorial on multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X.
And here’s a video tutorial that covers multicam editing in Final Cut Pro 7.
All of these are available as part of our subscription service – look for Webinars 23 and 64.