3 Ways To Trick FCPX into MultiCam Editing
Don asks: I film live musical performances using a three-camera setup. Using Final Cut Express, I typically bring the clips into a multi-track timeline and sync the clips to the master audio. Then to create the edit of the performance, I go through the performance and essentially select a camera angle by cutting it out of it’s track and dragging it up to a fourth video track. Is this approach to a synchronized multi-camera edit possible/practical in FCPX? Or is there a different approach/workflow that FCPX encourages that will get the same effect?
Answer: Pretty much the same technique.
Previous versions of FCP actually had a dedicated multicam feature. The ability to synchronize your raw footage in real-time was priceless.
When it comes to multi-cam editing for FCPX, Apple intends to restore this feature in an update, calling it “a top priority.”
Until it does, here are three workarounds to make it happen: