The multicam monitor only shows multiple clips at once when they are part of a mutlicam sequence. is there some reason you don't want to use them inside a multicam sequence for previewing?
Here is a possible workaround, if your workflow circumstances will permit it:
Apply a pip preset effect to each clip in the timeline. Use UL, UR, LL, LR presets and up to four video tracks will display at once. If you need to see more than that, you'll need to tweak their position parameters by hand. When you're done previewing them all at once you just need to delete their effects from the Effects Controls panel.
I know it's not that neat or quick, but it will let you see everything at once in the program monitor.
I've done both options you've stated. Just looking for something simpler and easier. I have it set up as multicam but I want to cut and paste small portions to a new timeline. I can't do that from mulitcam, I can see the clip I want but have to go back to the main timeline to FIND and then cut the clip. I am making a wedding trailer from the wedding ceremony timeline.
Is there an easy way to find the clip from the multicam in the original timeline? This has always been a pet peeve of mine.
Not sure I understand why you think you can't do that via multicam...
You can use markers while cutting your multicam sequence to label clips you want to use in your trailer. Then you can delete all clips you don't need in the timeline. You can treat a clip from mulicam sequence as an ordinary one: stretch, cut, slip, slide etc. and even change camera angle...
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Is there an easy way to find the clip from the multicam in the original timeline?
CTL+SHIFT+F in CS6.
CTRL+SHIFT+T in earlier versions.
Thanks. Short cuts are always a help.
I was worried if I use the multicam clips that if I moved or change the original footage it would change in the new trailer as well. Aren't they all linked? Wouldn't the trailer clips be linked to the multicam sequence which is linked to the original sequence?
Why would you change the footage in the original sequence? Typically once they're synced, you just leave them that way.
In addition to what Jim is wondering, you can duplicate your master multicam sequence as many times as you want (as well as a nested one with original footages) and then use one instanse of it for creating your trailer and another one for making the whole movie...
P.S. Typo in the shortcut for earlier than CS6 versions: just Shift+T, Ctrl is unnecessary...
Well, I just found with 5 cameras turned off and on again and an audio track, sometimes I need to tweak them. You're right though, they should be close. I suppose using the multicam sequence will be the easiest. Thanks for all the help!