3 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2012 8:14 PM by Jim_Simon

    Premiere CS6: Mutlicam audio "unlocked" from video

    rchallen1 Level 1

      Hi all, I'm new to Premiere CS6 after working with Liquid for years, so apologies if this is a stupid question. I tried to scan the forums for an answer but didn't find anything, so here goes:


      I am syncing three separate video files using Multicam with the same Marker point. (No timecode) The resulting Multicam file syncs up perfectly, video AND audio, in the left-hand window. But when I select new Mark In and Mark Out points on the file to add footage to the Timeline, the audio track no longer syncs up. It's almost like I've changed the video Mark In spot, but not the audio one... Which makes no sense, since the Multicam file should be its own separate entity?


      The flipside: When I add that piece of footage to the Timeline, the audio (in the Timeline) is re-synced once more. So my end result has video and audio perfectly in sync... but when I'm auditioning footage in the upper left-hand window, the audio doesn't line up.


      Like I said, I'm sure there's some simple solution I'm missing here. Thanks in advance for your help.



        • 1. Re: Premiere CS6: Mutlicam audio "unlocked" from video
          Jim_Simon Level 9

          I'm very confused.


          Unless there's a new method in CS6 I'm just not aware of, you can only "sync" multicam clips in a sequence.  That's the only place that allows you to see all clips at the same time and align them up so they match.


          So...I'm not fully understanding what it is you're doing in the "left-hand window" (Source Monitor?, Media Browser?, media Bin?)

          • 2. Re: Premiere CS6: Mutlicam audio "unlocked" from video
            rchallen1 Level 1

            Hmmm. Well, I imported each video clip into the Media Bin, then screened them one-by-one in the Source Monitor. At the appropriate mark-in spot, I set a Mark In on each clip.


            Next, I highlight all three clips simultaneously in the Media Bin, then right-click to choose "Create Multi-Cam Sequence." And I select "Marker Point." Premiere then creates a new clip in the Media Bin, renamed "Clip1MutliCam" (for example). I click on THAT clip and all 3 angles appear in the Source Window.


            My problem arises when I start adding Mark In & Mark Out to the Multicam Clip so I can add footage to the Timeline. The audio goes out of sync in the Source Monitor... But the same footage, when placed on the Timeline, has synced audio once again. So the issue is in the Source Window only.


            Sorry for not explaining that one better. I haven't tried syncing clips in a sequence. Again, I'm just a novice at this... My method seemed very similar to how Liquid does MultiCam, so I assumed it would work in similar fashion.

            • 3. Re: Premiere CS6: Mutlicam audio "unlocked" from video
              Jim_Simon Level 9

              OK, I get it now.


              Instead of loading the new multicam sequence in the Source Monitor, drag it down to the New Item button.  This will create a second sequence with the milticam sequence nested into it.  From there, go to the Window menu and open up the Multicam Monitor.  Do your editing from there.