The ideal program for editing between camera angles is Premiere Elements CS5. In includes a feature that lets you look at all angles at once and then allows you to easily cut between them with a single click.
The process is much more challenging in Premiere Elements. You can do it -- I've done it -- but it involves some challenging workarounds. If you're going to edit this type of footage regularly, I would definitely go with CS5.
is that premiere pro CS5? can that be bought as a single item or is that a whole suite?
looking on the Adobe site that's some beauceau bucks... like around 600.00
do you know of where people might be selling older versions for less??
You can check on Amazon or eBay for older versions. But check to make sure this feature is included on that version! I don't believe it was added until CS4.
looking on the Adobe site it looks like the Premiere Pro CS5.5 comes in the suite only and as a stand alone product. I probably will have to call them tomorrow as they are probably closed today. and then there will be an immense larning curve again....
Yes, PrPro (Steve accidently typed Premiere Elements CS 5.5) comes as a stand-alone (PrPro, Encore and OnLocation), or in at least two suites, Production Premium (with PS, AI, AE and the above), or the Master Collection, that also includes Flash Pro, Dreamweaver, etc.
PrPro CS 5.5 has a great Multi-cam function, that handles up to 4 cameras. It makes editing multi-cam so much easier, than PrE does.
With PrE, the easiest (not that it's EASY), is to stack the Clips on three Video Tracks (in your case), and alter the Opacity of the Clips on Video Tracks 2 & 3 down, so that you can "see through them." Then edit, and re-adjust those Clips' Opacity, as is needed, or Cut those to reveal the "master Clip" on Video Track 1. With PrPro's Multi-cam Mode, you will have multiple monitors to see all Clips, up to a total of 4. It also allows you to synce to say the Audio from Track 1, or even sync to a separate Audio Track, say pulled from the venue's mixer.