Why? Because it's just not perfect yet.
The solution is to sync manually, I'm afraid.
Hope you don't mind me bringing this up here but I also had an issue with Syncing clips with new multicam feature. Mine was slightly different though in that often we film with two cameras and a Zoom H4N recording audio.
Often we will stop and start the cameras but then sync using audio waveform with the always recording zoom H4N. In Plural Eyes this would sync great and all the camera shots would stay in one video track in the timeline (i.e. the one assigned to that camera). However, using Adobe Sync option it made a new video track for each shot from each camera!! I had about 40 new video tracks to sort through and the sync hadn't worked.
Is there a way to enable all the shots from one camera to stay on the one track when syncing via Adobe?
Cheers for any help.
I'm not aware of any such option.
Thank you Jim for speedy reply.
Shame as this would be really helpful. Back to Plural Eyes for me then.
when you create a multi camera source sequence it does put all the camera footage, from all the cameras, into one track, the audio is divided into seperate tracks, when i did this the camera video and audio were synced all ok ... it was the zoom audio that didn't sync
hope that helps
You're seeing the nest, Mark. If you open the created sequence in the timeline, you'll see each camera on a separate track.
ok, i'm not sure we are all on the same thing ... this is the tutorial for what i was trying to do in CC
I was following this when i encountered my issue, but when i dragged the nested sequence to the timeline i got 1 video track, with all the cameras, and serveral audio tracks ... see what you think
That's correct. COFilms is talking about something else.
Sorry for confusion. You are right in that regard and that is the same tutorial I followed.
What I was meaning is that say you have two cameras shooting and you stop and start them throughout the filming and want to then sync them up. You simply would select all the clips and the relevant audio which will sync it fine and you'll get a multicam clip which has all the source clips nested in it which is what Jim mentioned above.
Ideally would like the next to have just 2 video tracks with all the shots from camera 1 on V1 and the shots from camera 2 V2. Otherwise Premiere is going to think you shot with like 40 cameras and give you a new video track for each and in the Mulitcam viewer you'd end up with like 40 angles to choose from rather than just 2.
Hope that clears up the mess I made!
And that's why I never stop rolling for a multicamera project.
Using Plural Eyes 3 though it doesn't matter you can stop and start all you like and it still syncs fine and keeps all the clips with the associated camera.
Very handy but as you say simply don't stop and you're golden!
Although with a DSLR you are forced to stop every 12 minutes if you own one of the older ones or at least every 30 mins with newer ones!
Panasonic's GH2 and GH3 will not only take outstanding video (arguably equal to or better than than any other DLSR out there), they will also record for as long as you have card space and power.