336: Multicam Editing in Apple Final Cut Pro

336: Multicam Editing in Apple Final Cut Pro


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Presented: May 18, 2022

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: 50:16
Download file size: 1.15 GB (ZIP file)
Format: QuickTime movie (HD: 1600 x 900)

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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 shows fast and effective ways to edit a multicam shoot using Apple Final Cut Pro:

  • Multicam Basics – Terms you need to know
  • Tips on shooting multicam events that save time in editing
  • Storage considerations for multicam 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 virtually everything you need to know to successfully create, edit and modify multicam clips inside Apple Final Cut Pro.


This intermediate session is designed for editors with some Final Cut Pro experience that want to learn how to edit video using multicam techniques.


To help you quickly find the information you need, we include chapter markers in the QuickTime download  to simplify navigation. Click here to learn how to display them in your download.

  • Welcome!
  • – Agenda
  • Multicam Fundamentals
  • – Definitions
  • – Multicam specs
  • – Importance of Storage
  • – Storage bandwidth
  • Multicam Shooting Tips
  • – Multicam requires sync
  • – Multicam workflow
  • Multicam Demo
  • – Import media
  • – File naming tips
  • – Add metadata
  • – Create Proxy files
  • – Background tasks window
  • – Create multicam clip (audio)
  • – Create multicam clip (markers)
  • – Create muliticam clip (region)
  • The Angle Editor
  • – Reorganize clips
  • The Angle Viewer
  • – Angle Viewer display options
  • – Bank switcher
  • Edit Multicam clips
  • – Delete an edit point
  • – Replace shots in Inspector
  • – Edit double-system audio
  • – Automatic flattening
  • Multicam Effects
  • – Color grading
  • – Use proxies for multicam
  • Questions
  • – Virtual angles
  • – Multitrack audio
  • Summary