I feel multi-camera capabilities in Premiere could be improved immensely.
To answer your question, the way I have found works best is to:
1- Make markers on each clip in the source window.
2- Select each clip in the bin, holding down command (Mac) or ctrl (Win).
3- Right click and select "Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence".
4- A window will pop up asking how you want to sync the clips. Select "Markers"
Premiere will create a Multi-Camera Source Sequence which you can drop into any timeline.
Thx Ryan. My situation is fairly complex but I will try your suggestion.
We're you able to find a solution?
No. From what I can tell, the current procedure in CS6 is to select the
clips in the Project panel, select an "In" point and go from there. This
works when you turn on multiple cameras and let them run for the length of
the event. But in my situation, I'm using 5 cameras. Two of the cameras
run for the duration of the event while the other three are "B" roll
cameras and have a number of 10-40 second clips. Therefore, starting all
of the five cameras at a common "In" point in the Project panel doesn't
work. I seem to vaguely recall that in CS5 there was a way to synchronize
and select the clips in the sequence timeline and start from there. Does
that method still exist in CS6?
I don't know if that feature exists.
What I would do in that situation is to get Pluraleyes. Get all of those cameras synced.
That should put all of your B-roll clips in their proper places.
Then, nest the tracks and create the multicamera sequence.
Let me know if that works.
I select the 5 tracks
After selecting, right click and Nest. Then right click again and Enable Multicam.
Synching, nesting and moving to a new sequence works. Thanks.