Creating multicam with 3 cams splitting their files

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TonyGamble

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Creating multicam with 3 cams splitting their files

PostSat Oct 17, 2020 9:40 pm

I have a three camera shoot of about 19 minutes

I am using two Oly EM5s and a GoPro.

The Olys have given me two files each and the GoPro three files.

My first attempt at getting multicam to sync failed.

What would the experts/gurus around here do next please?

Tony
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Re: Creating multicam with 3 cams splitting their files

PostSat Oct 17, 2020 11:44 pm

Assuming that you started all cameras within a couple of minutes of each other and that all cameras "heard" the same sound, then sync the first files of the three cameras by audio creating a multicam clip. Then edit the multicam clip dragging in the other follow-on files to the appropriate track.
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Re: Creating multicam with 3 cams splitting their files

PostSun Oct 18, 2020 5:46 am

Thanks Michael,

Nice and easy.

I'll see if it works for 'me'.

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Re: Creating multicam with 3 cams splitting their files

PostSun Oct 18, 2020 1:15 pm

If you have difficulty getting the camera files to sync, then you may benefit in future productions from an audio slate. After starting all your camera's recordings, clap your hands a couple of times at a point in view of all cameras. Or use an actual slate if you have one.
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Re: Creating multicam with 3 cams splitting their files

PostSun Oct 18, 2020 4:20 pm

Thanks Michael,

I normally do a clap but seem to have forgotten this time.

A few weeks ago I had to join about twelve GoPro files and someone pointed me to JoyoShare Video Joiner. I had a free go left in my trial and tried it on these clips. It worked and I have a fully synced Multicam clip.

I'll buy a copy as I am sure I'll need it again.

But thanks for your suggestions.

Tony
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Re: Creating multicam with 3 cams splitting their files

PostSun Oct 18, 2020 9:21 pm

I tried your idea again.

Taking the first three clips did not work.

It seems the second three do create a Multicam.

Now I need to add the earlier and later clips.

Fascinating stuff.

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Re: Creating multicam with 3 cams splitting their files

PostSun Oct 18, 2020 9:58 pm

Interesting. My guess is that the audio activity during the first set of clips was insufficient to determine a sync point. A slate would probably have cured that.
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