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Everything You Need To Know About Multicam Editing in FCPX

Danny Greer

Discover the time-saving benefits of multi-camera editing in Final Cut Pro X!

Final Cut Pro X Multicam

When Apple released the 10.0.3 update to Final Cut Pro X many pro editors were granted their #1 feature request: multi-camera editing.

The multicam editing experience in Final Cut Pro X streamlines the more clunky process present in earlier versions of FCP.  Improvements to the FCPX multicam tool include the ability to simultaneously view and edit 64 separate video tracks – none of which need to share the same resolution, frame rate or codec!  Audio and video can be automatically synced using FCPX’s built-in Audio Analysis feature.  These tremendous improvements now make Final Cut Pro X a great option for cutting multiple camera shoots.

How to Use the FCPX Multicam Function

Mark Spencer and Steve Martin from MacBreak Studio have put together a VERY in-depth 3 part video series on how to take advantage of all that the FCPX multicam tool has to offer.  Learn the specifics on how to setup your multiple camera projects, how to sync and edit your angles and what shortcuts can optimize your FCPX multicam workflow. “Sync” is the first video in the series and can be seen below.  Watch “Edit” and “Trim” on YouTube.

Short on time?  YouTube user tldtoday has put together a quick summary on how to get your FCPX multicam projects up and running.  To show the versatility of multicam in FCPX, he used 2 DSLR cameras, a video camera and audio from an external recorder in this example video.

What do you think of the Final Cut Pro X multi-camera editing?
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