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  • Cutting with sync map timelines instead of multi-cam timelines?

  • Tiffany Dixon

    November 18, 2021 at 1:26 am

    I’ve just been handed an edit project where there are sequences organized into sync stacks, but not actually grouped into multicam clips. When I asked about this to the director (who seems like the sole one in the edit up until this point), he said that he had edited just using the sync stacks and nothing else.

    Is this possible? Is it absolutely necessary to have footage be grouped into multicam clips in Adobe Premiere Pro? I’m trying to get a gauge on whether to continue working like he did or have him bring in an assistant editor. We’re looking at 170+ hours of footage.

    I’m also fresh from working off of Avid Media Composer for 4 years into Adobe Premiere Pro 2022. So it’s possible that I’m thinking like an Avid editor and not like an Adobe editor.

    Anyways, feedback is welcome. Thanks!

  • Jason JJ Jamieson

    February 23, 2023 at 12:06 am

    Hi Tiffany, sorry I’m late to the party. I’ve seen editors edit from a sync stack, but the problem with that is that once you make an edit, you lose all association with all of the other media. For example if you’re half way through an edit and you want to match frame to see what other angles might be available – you can’t because it hasn’t been grouped. You would just match frame back to the master clip itself.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you’d like any further clarification.

    Cheers! JJ

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