223: Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X

223: Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X


This session covers everything from planning and shooting to editing multicam video. This is designed to enable you to successfully create, edit and modify multicam clips inside Apple Final Cut Pro X.

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Presented: May 24, 2017

Several times each month, 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: 56:21
Download file size: 583 MB (Downloaded ZIP file)
Format: QuickTime movie (HD: 1280 x 720)

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NOTE: It’s been almost two years since I’ve done a webinar on multicam editing in Final Cut Pro X. With the new interface, and lots of new features, its time to take another look.

Multicam shooting records an event using multiple cameras. Multicam editing allows us to see all those images at the same time as we edit the show. This allows us to quickly compare shots and pick the best one for our story. As cameras get less expensive and editing software gets more powerful, multicam shooting is becoming the norm, not the exception.

This session covers:

  • Multicam Basics – Things you need to know
  • Tips on shooting multicam events that save time in editing
  • File organization before importing
  • File import and when to create proxies
  • Modify clip metadata to simplify multicam organization
  • Build, sync and modify a multicam clip
  • Integrate double-system sound
  • Edit and trim multicam edits
  • Secrets of the Angle Editor
  • The Angle Viewer and bank switching
  • Effects and multicam clips
  • Special uses of multicam editing

At the end of this session, you’ll know everything you need to know to successfully create, edit and modify multicam clips inside Apple Final Cut Pro X.


This intermediate session is designed for editors with some Final Cut Pro X experience that want to learn how to edit video using multicam techniques. This session is delivered as a QuickTime movie, no other software is required to watch this session.


To help you quickly find the information you need, we included chapter markers in the downloaded QuickTime movie for easy navigation. Click here to learn how to display them in your download.


  • Welcome & Agenda
  • Multicam Basics
    • What is a Multicam?
    • Multicam Workflow
    • Definitions
    • Multicam Specs
    • Storage is critical to Multicam editing
    • Storage bandwidth
    • Typical data rates
    • Codec compression
    • Seek time
  • Multicam Shooting Tips
    • Codecs should match
    • When to use proxies
    • Syncing is required
    • Red Giant “PluralEyes”
  • File Organization & Import
    • File organization
  • Import Media
    • Activity Monitor
    • Import Media
    • Configure import settings
    • Switch proxies on/off
    • Set clip metadata
    • How to determine if proxy media exists
  • Build & Edit a Multicam Clip
    • Determine clip order
    • Sync on Timecode
    • Sync on markers
    • Sync on audio
    • Add new angle and sync clip
    • Combine clip segments
    • Edit a Multicam clip
    • Trim a Multicam clip
    • Change shots within the edit
    • Remove unwanted edits
  • Angle Editor
    • Set angle monitors
    • Move & sync clips
    • Determine clip display order
  • Angle Viewer
    • Bank switching
    • Customize layout
  • Integrate Multichannel Audio
  • Create a Multicam of Stills
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Summary
  • Audience Questions