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  • Multi cam, "Break Apart Clip Item" is it possible?

  • Jonas Bengtsson

    November 16, 2021 at 9:10 am

    I have a multicam project, 8 cameras, and one Audio.

    When finishing edit and time for color grading I would like to “Break Apart Clip Item” the Multicam clip so I got just a timeline with single clips.

    Is it possible. A workflow with Compunde Clip, perhaps.

  • Oliver Peters

    November 16, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    It’s not possible to break apart multicam clips in Final Cut. Give feedback to Apple, because other NLEs are able to do this.

  • Mark Smith

    November 17, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    What is meant by ‘break apart clips’ in this context? Not quite following this-

  • Oliver Peters

    November 17, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Unless I’m mistaken, the OP wants to “flatten” the multicam on the edited timeline. Instead of a group of clips in a multicam container, you only have the one camera clip used for each cut. All unused clips are gone and thus the multicam is “broken apart.” This would be similar to breaking apart a compound clip, leaving you with the individual clips on the timeline without being contained inside a compound clip.

  • Jonas Bengtsson

    November 18, 2021 at 11:28 am


    But one thing I realized was, that the color correction follow the angel in cuting the multicam container.

    So if color corrected Angle 1 – indoor light and then angle 2 – outdoor and the cross cut between Angle 1 and 2.

    I don’t need to copy the color correction to next Angle 1 cut.

  • Mark Smith

    November 20, 2021 at 2:29 am


    Lst year this time I was deep in multicam clips for several projects. The camera angles were captured by different spec cameras and so required some correction for matching. I applied color correction to angles in the multicam clip as required. The color correction work was done As an earlier step in the process and so when I output the final version the color correction tracked across all the cuts.

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