173: Final Cut Pro X: Multicam Techniques

173: Final Cut Pro X: Multicam Techniques


Shooting with multiple cameras is a popular technique to cover the same performance at the same time from different perspectives. Multicam editing allows us to edit all those images at the same time. This tutorial shows how multicam editing works in Final Cut Pro X.

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Presented: September 2, 2015

Each week, Larry Jordan presents a live, on-line, video training webinar discussing issues related to video editing and post-production. For a list of upcoming webinars, click here.

Duration: 53:37
File size: 851 MB (ZIP file)
Format: QuickTime movie (HD: 1280 x 720)

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Multicam is a popular technique where multiple cameras cover the same event at the same time from different perspectives. This technique is most common when recording live performances, reality or events; though it is becoming increasingly common with dramatic productions. Multicam editing is the process, within Final Cut Pro X, where we can simultaneously view and edit all those angles at the same time. Multicam editing can be done in real-time or slow-motion.

In this online session, host Larry Jordan illustrates everything you need to know to successfully edit your next project:

  • Media Management
  • Importing and organizing media
  • Editing
  • Trimming
  • Replacing shots
  • Color Correction
  • and working with multichannel sound


This intermediate-level course is designed for editors with some knowledge of the Final Cut Pro X interface. Multicam editing experience is not required. (This training only requires a QuickTime movie player to view.)


  • Define: Key terms and concepts
  • Define: How to create a multicam clip
  • Explain storage and speed requirements
  • Demo: Import media
  • Demo: Organize multicam clips with metadata
  • Demo: Create a multicam clip
  • Demo: Different ways to sync a multicam clip
  • Demo: The Angle Editor
  • Demo: Modifying an multicam clip
  • Demo: The Angle Viewer
  • Demo: Modifying the Angle Viewer
  • Demo: Editing a multicam clip
  • Demo: Trimming a multicam clip
  • Demo: Multichannel audio tricks
  • Demo: Creating a montage of stills
  • Demo: Transitions and Effects
  • Audience Questions & Answers