I've created a multicam sequence and placed it on the timeline. When I go to edit the camera choices and select 'multicam' in in the preview window, the entire preview area is black.... nothing.... No camera clip options on the left and no selected output on the right. Just all black.
I'm trying to edit MXF clips from two Canon XF100s.
I have version 7.0.1 of Premiere CC installed.
Nope. Just a black rectangle with absolutely nothing in it. See attached screenshot.
I found out how to get the preview working. You need to 'Create Sequence From Clip' with a rightclick on the multi-cam clip. If you do this, then the multi-cam preview works... I can see the camera feeds and the output. But if I drag a multi-cam clip into a sequence I already created, no multi-cam preview.
Why is this?
You don't have to create sequence from clip, just enabling multicam is enough.
I came across this myself a little while back, you'll kick yourself when you realize how simple it is but before you realize its not easy to find at all.
When you enable multicam on your nested sequence, if you get a blank multicam view make sure you have the exact video track selected on the left of timeline, once you do your program monitor will show multicam.
Or...perhaps your nested multicam clip wasn't on track #1? Troy_w1 is right that you shouldn't need to create a new sequence from the clip to get it to work but my guess is you had it on a different video track than track #1 perhaps? Your "new" sequence probably put it on track 1. Just a guess. Also, click the little wrench and you'll find a multicam button on that you can add to that program window for quicker access. Have fun!
Yes, Troy, you are correct. Very simply you just need to have the track selected. It wasn't, so no preview. The tutorials should probably mention that.... or I missed it.
DMH79, the multi-cam clip doesn't need to be on track 1, just that the track is selected.