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  • Multicam editing

    I've watched the tutorial on multicam editing, which tells me to click on the video when I want to change from one clip to another. This should make an edit point and change the main view to the clip I've selected.

    Understand that.

    So why doesn't it work for me?

    When I click on a video it changes the view, so I now see what I want, but no edit point is made.

    The whole of the other clip is dull and not selected. So I'm getting nowhere at the moment.

    Is there another setting I should have selected to enable this.... it didn't say anything at all in the tutorial video.


    OK, I've found out why it isn't doing it for me. But can I do it the way I want?

    I watch the video and stop the timeline and move to the exact position I want to make the edit point and click on the video I want. No edit point made.

    If I run the video and just click on the video I want whilst it is playing it makes the edit points.

    Is multicam just for making approximate edit points, so I go back and tidy them up later? Or do you get really good at this when you have some practise and hit the mouse button at just the right frame :)

    Ta

    Graham
    www.myvideoproblems.com
    Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

    Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

  • #2
    try the buttons on the num keypad, 1 = camera 1 = track1, 2 = camera2 = track 2, etc....
    Anton Strauss
    Antons Video Productions - Sydney

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    • #3
      Cutting

      If you can cut fast between cams

      1 use the 1,2,3,4 keys on the numpad to select/ cut to cam while playing back.

      2 if you are kinda slow in watching all cams and selecting there is a nice option.

      You don't have to playback
      Yo can scroll to a spot look at all the cams. Makeup your mind what you want to see.

      Selecting now goes :
      Press ctr key and while holding select the cam you want via the 1,2,3,4 keys in the num path.

      This will place the markers and cut. If you don't press the crt key while you don't playback your selecting only not cutting.
      Steve
      EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
      A proud EDIUS EDITOR
      For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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      • #4
        Excellent as usual :)

        I'll stick with pausing and ctrl number until I've got used to multicam editing a bit more and try just the numbers as I move my way through the video.

        Graham
        www.myvideoproblems.com
        Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

        Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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        • #5
          Hi Graham,

          Yeah, the behavior's a little different whether you're playing or paused.

          While playing in Multicam mode:
          NumPad keys: Cut and change to selected camera
          Mouse click: Cut and change to selected camera

          While paused/stopped in Multicam mode:
          NumPad keys: Change current shot to selected camera
          Mouse click: Change current shot to selected camera
          Control-NumPad keys: Cut and change to selected camera
          Mouse double-click: Cut and change to selected camera

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          • #6
            I'm getting there, well nearly.

            What's the difference between the red marker and the green marker?

            I've been going through and making changes, but on reviewing my work I seem to have the tracks highlighted at the change points, but the highlighted track doesn't play after the green marker.

            I just have two cams for this one, so it goes.

            Track one highlighted and playing, red marker, track two highlighted and playing, green marker, track one highlighted, track two playing.

            Am I doing it wrong? Well obviously I am, but what's wrong.

            Graham
            www.myvideoproblems.com
            Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

            Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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            • #7
              I've found that by pressing the track number of the track that should be playing - the highlighted one - I get that track to play in the monitor window.

              Still haven't figured out the difference between the red and green marker though.

              Graham
              www.myvideoproblems.com
              Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

              Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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              • #8
                Still not figured it out, but it's changed to a red marker now??

                Graham
                www.myvideoproblems.com
                Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

                Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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                • #9
                  Green marker is the last cut made :)

                  Don't know why it didn't change camera views last time, but on playing around it looks like I was maybe paused again when I made the cut......

                  Isn't learning a wonderful thing :)

                  Graham
                  www.myvideoproblems.com
                  Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

                  Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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                  • #10
                    I'm moving on ...... yippee I here you all cry.....

                    I often use ctrl z to undo my last action......... I bet those keys are worn out I hear you shout :)

                    When in multicam though if I do ctrl z I undo lots of previous markers. In fact I have found that it undoes everything to the last time I saved my project.


                    Ok, I use ctrl Y to put it all back, but if I inadvertently click a number and make a cut/change of view point, how do I just undo that last one?

                    Graham
                    www.myvideoproblems.com
                    Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

                    Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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                    • #11
                      Ok sorted the last one.

                      Position cursor on cut point and press 0 (zero)

                      I've also found pressing zero also cuts the tracks without changing the view.

                      Now my next problem, which I hope to solve for you all shortly is.........

                      When I cut out a portion of the video, the last clip no longer is the selected one in the main window.

                      Say I have V1 in main window, V1 is selected and highlighted.
                      I make cuts and chop out the next portion of video, but when I review the video,
                      V1 is still highlighted, but V2 is playing in the main window????
                      www.myvideoproblems.com
                      Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

                      Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by skier-hughes View Post
                        Ok sorted the last one.

                        Position cursor on cut point and press 0 (zero)

                        I've also found pressing zero also cuts the tracks without changing the view.

                        Now my next problem, which I hope to solve for you all shortly is.........

                        When I cut out a portion of the video, the last clip no longer is the selected one in the main window.

                        Say I have V1 in main window, V1 is selected and highlighted.
                        I make cuts and chop out the next portion of video, but when I review the video,
                        V1 is still highlighted, but V2 is playing in the main window????
                        I don't know how multicam could be more simpler, but somehow you make it hard on yourself, here is how I do it.
                        let say you start with V1 and V2, and V1 is current, drag your playhead to where you want it to switch to the other cam and hit "0" then hit 2, drag your playhead to where you want to switch back then hit "0" then hit 1, now how simple is that?
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                        • #13
                          I understand that, but if I am using the mark on the fly way, as described above, so as its playing I keep hitting 1 or 2, it works fine.
                          I then come to a bit that needs cutting out of the video, so I stop the video running and hit 0 move to where I want the cut to end, hit 0, delete the video not required.

                          Now, the bit that used to be in the main window is no longer in it from the video prior to the cut section, so I have to go back and re-select it, which isn't really condusive to quick working.

                          Graham
                          www.myvideoproblems.com
                          Microsoft MVP in Digital Media

                          Edius 4.61, NX Express, xp sp2

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by skier-hughes View Post
                            Now, the bit that used to be in the main window is no longer in it from the video prior to the cut section, so I have to go back and re-select it, which isn't really condusive to quick working.

                            Graham
                            But that work flow is also not the intention of multicam.
                            So what you wan to do will take some time but is do-able.
                            Multicam is a tool for making switching between multiple cameras quicker. Not editing out footage as you want. Once you keep that in mind it will all make sense.
                            Steve
                            Steve
                            EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
                            A proud EDIUS EDITOR
                            For more information on the Grass Cutter program please visit: http://www.grass-cutters.net

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                            • #15
                              "I then come to a bit that needs cutting out of the video, so I stop the video running and hit 0 move to where I want the cut to end, hit 0, delete the video not required"

                              This is where you mess up, after you hit 0, you will change camera by hitting 1 or 2 on the number pad, NOT "move to where I want the cut to end, hit 0"
                              I7-6900K, X99 Taichi, Geforce GTX 1070, Corsair RM850X, Corsair H100 IV2, Windows 10, Edius WG 9.30

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