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Tutorial: Creating and Editing Multicam Sequences in Final Cut Pro X

When Apple originally released Final Cut Pro 10, the biggest deficit for Pro users was the lack of multicam. With the 10.0.3 release, Apple has addressed this with a highly functional and easy-to-use multicam feature, which Jan Ozer explains in this tutorial.

One of the most important features in Final Cut Pro 10.0.3 is multicam editing. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create and edit a multicam clip.

Import Your Content

You'll start by importing your content, which you can see in the example project in Figure 1 (below) that I've already done here. Let me explain the project a bit. This is a church production I shot last Easter, and I used three HDV cameras.

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Figure 1. Content imported and ready to cut.

Figure 2 (below) was the left camera that pretty much was focused on capturing this gentleman, who is narrating from the left-hand aisle.

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Figure 2. Left camera.

Figure 3 (below) shows the front camera, which I used to follow the action.

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Figure 3. Front camera.

Figure 4 (below) shows footage from the back camera, which was static.

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Figure 4. Back camera (static).

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