14 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2013 10:43 AM by imacattack

    Match Frame in Multicam

    Skurias Level 1

      Hello,

      i am a proffessional video editor. I use Avid Media Composer for about 12 years.

      Two weeks ago i began to try Premiere Pro CS6 and i have a question about the multicam feature.

      I can say that you `ve done good work!

      Although i need your help.

       

      I needed to use match frame on the sequence so i could find the sourse footage and didnt work...

      It always gave me the multicam source frame, but i wanted the original source frame.

       

      Is there any such feature?

       

      Thanks in advance!

      Stavros

        • 1. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
          Allynn Wilkinson Level 2

          Interesting... I thought I had a work-around but I just tested it and it doesn't work!  Hopefully someone else can expand on this.

           

          I know that the "match frame" will always show the multicam source (not the original clip source) because a multicam sequence is looked at as a nest.  What I **thought** (and was wrong) was that by opening the multicam nest in the timeline and performing a "match frame" on that, the original source frame would be found.  But it wasn't.  In fact, it didn't do anything.  Now I'm thinking it was "confused" because thre were (in my test) three video tracks open and enabled.  But even if I disabled everything but one track, the "match frame" still didn't work.

           

          One thing that will work (though it's more trouble than it's worth), is to use match frame to locate the timecode in the multiclip and then type that into timecode indicator of the multiclip nest in the Timeline.

          • 2. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
            Skurias Level 1

            One thing that will work (though it's more trouble than it's worth), is to use match frame to locate the timecode in the multiclip and then type that into timecode indicator of the multiclip nest in the Timeline.

             

            Yes but again it wont give you the source clip...

            Thanks for your answer though!

             

            Kind Regards

            Stavros

            • 3. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
              Jim_Simon Level 8

              A Match Frame on the nested, edited sequence will bring up the original multicam sequence with the clips.  From there you can target the track you need and do another Match Frame to bring that clip into the Source Monitor.

              • 4. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                Skurias Level 1

                Jim Simon wrote:

                 

                A Match Frame on the nested, edited sequence will bring up the original multicam sequence with the clips.  From there you can target the track you need and do another Match Frame to bring that clip into the Source Monitor.

                 

                 

                The clip that is brought to the source monitor is the multicam clip. Not the source clip of the exact camera which is the one i want...

                • 5. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                  Jim_Simon Level 8

                  OK, you've created the multicm clip the new way, which does create weird issues like this.

                   

                  Right click that multicam sequence in the bin (the one with the edges lined up) and select Open in Timeline.  You won't be able to perform a Match Frame when you create a multicam this way, but it will get you to the clips used.

                  • 6. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                    Skurias Level 1

                    Jim Simon wrote:

                     

                    OK, you've created the multicm clip the new way, which does create weird issues like this.

                     

                    Is there a way i can create the multicam clips from the beggining so i could use the match frame command and go to the source clips easily?

                    • 7. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                      Jim_Simon Level 8

                      Create a new sequence, and add the clips to that.  Sync them up.  Nest that into a second sequence.  Right click that nested clip and select Enable Multicam.

                      • 8. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                        Skurias Level 1

                        Jim Simon wrote:

                         

                        Create a new sequence, and add the clips to that.  Sync them up.  Nest that into a second sequence.  Right click that nested clip and select Enable Multicam.

                         

                        Thank you for your answer Jim.

                         

                        I ve done that which also helped me adding an external audio source easily (which i couldn`t do by creating the multicam clip with the "new way").

                        But for some reason multicam windows doesn`t work, which means i cannot preview all my cams during playback but only the online cam.

                         

                        Any ideas?

                        • 9. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                          Jim_Simon Level 8

                          Post a screen shot of the multicam window.

                          • 10. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                            Skurias Level 1

                            My upload is here

                             

                            Thank you

                            • 11. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                              Jim_Simon Level 8

                              That is weird.  Close the MC window and call it up again.

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                              • 12. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                                Skurias Level 1

                                Ok. Done that and nothing happened....

                                 

                                But i think i found the solution!

                                I think that the mistake i did was that in the MC window the "video" button was at "video 1"

                                I noticed that because my nested track was on track 2 at the sequence.

                                I `ve changed to "video 2" at the MC window and everything seems to work fine!

                                 

                                I would like to thank you for your time...
                                People like you, make the forums help people!

                                Cheers!

                                 

                                Stavros

                                • 13. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                                  imacattack Level 1

                                  I'm chiming in late to this discussion to add my voice in request for a streamlined/simplified way of doing this.   To be clear, I agree with Skurias - the underlying multicam functionality of Premiere is really well done.   But there are bugs/inneficiencies that could certainly be improved upon.  I've run into the same problem that Skurias mentioned here, but another big issue is that sequences that use multicam clips as their sources don't import into AE -- either as "Import Adobe Premiere Sequence" or exporting from Pr via Dynamic Lync.  That's what led me to this discussion to begin with as I am now having to painstakingly go back and replace all multiclam clips with their respecitve source clips -- which sort of defeats the efficiences of multicam to begin with.

                                  • 14. Re: Match Frame in Multicam
                                    imacattack Level 1

                                    Um...er...maybe I have two separate issues.  After replacing all source clips with original content, still cant import a sequence into AE (or export from PR via Dynamic Link).