How to Multicam Edit in Final Cut Pro X

First things first, you’ll need to go out and film something with two different cameras at the same time. In my example I also have a separate audio source, as I am doing a quick interview.

 

1)So, after filming you want to open up final cut and import the clips into a new library. Then you need to name the cameras as 1 and 2.

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2)Then, label the audio as “audio 1”.

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3)Next, select all the clips together by holding down shift while clicking both clips and the audio.

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4)Now go to File>New>Multicam Clip.

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5)Congrats! You now have a new multicam clip. Select the audio from the audio at the bottom and listen to double check it’s all lined up(sometimes you may have to do some adjusting).

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6)Now, I’m sure you want to do more with it. Maybe edit it and show off the angles as it goes through? Like some legit documentary? Well don’t fret because that’s what we’re doing next! Click the back button to go back to the timeline.

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7)Simply click and hold on your new multicam clip and drag it into the timeline!

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8)If you’re wondering how I got that sweet window in the center, don’t worry that’s this step(I moved ahead of myself for a bit). Select Window>Viewer Display>Show Angles and BAM it’s there.

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9)Here you’ll want to make sure that the audio has been selected and you aren’t using the audio from the clips. From here, once the audio is in, click on the little icon that looks like a film reel and select the angle you want as it comes up! It’s as easy as that!

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10)Lastly, you’ll want to share the file! So create a master file and do what you wish with it! I uploaded the example onto YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

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