I meant collapse not uncollapse.
Once I finish selecting the angles using the multicamera, I would like to have just the clips as "independent" clips.
If I double click on a selected angle in the multicamera sequence to open in it the source monitor, what opens is a black clip, if you scroll nothing is there. I want to be able to double click on a clip after I make the edits and open it in the source monitor.
if you ever did it in fcp you probably know what I mean. Sorry, I have no other reference.
I want to be able to double click on a clip after I make the edits and open it in the source monitor.
For what purpose?
Jim that was just an example to demonstrate that the angles don't hold up as individual clips.
What my real concern is is doing color grading, I just did a test in Resolve and my concerns were confirmed, the angles don't translate into the timeline in Resolve. Unless you stay in PPro, maybe after effects, the multicamera gets stuck at the end.
I have a very short sequence (part of a longer sequence) that I did using multicam, its not as bad to just do it the old fashion way and avoid trouble and complications.
I think a way of keeping the clips from a multicamera set up as individual clips needs to be implemented. It's been hard for me to explain this, so I hope you get the picture.
I think I understand what you are asking for. You want the ability to have the final cuts from the multi-camera edit coming out as just edited clips on the timeline, not just the nested multitrack result, so you can send individual clips out to After Effects (for example)
If I understand you correctly, please send us a feature request here - https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
I know that the multi-cam editing is a major feature that our engineering group is looking to improve in future versions. I will also say that I've heard people asking for similar features for the multicam as well.
Finally, thanks Greg, Will do.
Greg, check this article about multicam. This is the same thing I was saying.
Link to full article.
And no way to commit or collapse those multicam edits
One other thing that is missing from Premiere Pro CS6’s multicam editing is a way to commit multicam edits (as Avid Media Composer calls it) or collapse multiclips (as Final Cut Pro 7 calls it) when you’re done with an edit. This function basically replaces all group clips (as Avid calls them) or multiclips (as FCP7 calls them) with a normal, single clip in the timeline. This can be very important if you’re sending out AAFs or XMLs to another finishing system as multicam-type clips might cause some problems on conform.
It looks like PPro CS6 has something similar because if you right+click on a multicam clip and look at the Multi-Camera submenu there’s an option to Enable:
When you toggle that Enable check mark and disable the multicam clip it doesn’t “commit” that clip to the timeline but rather it seems to default to whatever clip is on the top most video layer in the Multi-Camera Source Sequence timeline. That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me but I think that’s a holdover from the older PPro versions when you had to edit a sequence into a sequence and then enable Multi-Camera to make it work. If Adobe wants to make Premiere Pro play nice with conform and finishing applications (and I think they do) then some way to collapse/commit multi-camera edits to a timeline with one swift click will help.
Jim, with all those stars (MVP) and posts I don't believe you didn't understand what I was trying to say.
No, your second explanation cleared it up for me. I asked why you wanted to do this in the event there was another way to reach the end goal. Unfortunately, if the end goal is other programs reading the EDL correctly, there is currently no work around.