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Final Cut Pro X Guru: Multicamera Video Editing

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A complete overview of Final Cut Pro X's multicam editing workflow, including creating multicam clips for interview and music video-style projects.

There are many reasons for shooting video with multiple cameras, from saving time to capturing every bit of the action on stage. The hard part is putting all your shots together in post. Luckily, Final Cut Pro X supports multicamera editing and offers a variety of tools, shortcuts, and workspaces for different modern-day shooting techniques. Its multicamera, or "multicam," editing process is similar to live switching that occurs in mobile studios and newsrooms and helps speed up the post-processing workflow.

So join Nick Harauz in this course as he covers organizing media, creating multicam clips for interview and music video-style projects, and working with the specialized multicam options in Final Cut Pro X. With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to pull together your multicam footage into dynamic videos that maximize the impact of every shot.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Multicamera Productions
  • Benefits of mulitcamera
  • Multicamera process
  • Synchronization strategies
2. Organizing and Preparing Media
  • Importing files into Final Cut Pro 10.2
  • The benefits of working with proxy or optimized media
  • Creating keyword collections and smart collections
  • Modifying metadata views and entering angle information
  • Adding markers to clips for syncing
3. Creating a Multicam Clip for an Interview
  • Creating a multicam clip and exploring menu options
  • Exploring the Angle Viewer
  • Creating a multicam target project
  • Editing a multicam interview
  • Switching angles and fine-tuning the edit
4. Creating a Multicam Clip for a Music Video
  • Creating a multicam clip using angle assembly, markers, and audio sync
  • Modifying and adding clips in the Angle Editor
  • Editing a multicam music video using keyboard shortcuts
  • Switching multiple angles and fine-tuning the edit
5. Additional Multicam Edit Options
  • Advanced trimming techniques
  • Adding effects in the project vs. the Angle Editor
  • Creating compound clips
  • Customizing keyboard shortcuts
  • Exporting options
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Nick Harauz

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