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  • Multi cam sequnce question

    Posted by Dan Crouch on December 1, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hi guys,
    I have a load of sequences made up of audio and two cameras, in a bin.
    I would like to view them in the left window (sorry, I cant remember the name of it) and cut therm into new sequences in the right window.

    The problem is, I can’t view them as multi cam and there fore see the two cameras as they are sequences and not a grouped clip.

    The question if anyone can help is, is there a way of viewing multi cam sequences in the left hand browser, or do they have to be grouped clips.

    I can matchframe the sequence and cut like that, but it’s a bit of a pain.

    Many thanks in advance,

    Dan Crouch replied 8 years, 6 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Michael Phillips

    December 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    It seems to me you have a sync map of your source media as a sequence/timeline in which you have created the sync relationships manually or using something like PluralEyes. It has been a long time request that Avid use this “sync” timeline and make a group/multigroup clip based on those relationships. The only way to see a 4 or 9 way split in the source monitor is by creating a group clip first, then setting up that view with the 4/9 button.

    I hear very good things about this service:

    It basically does what I describe above. It will take the AAF of your sequence and return you group clips all set to go. Take a look at their demo video and see if that is the solution you are seeking for your needs.


  • Adam Nielsen

    December 1, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    There is not a way to view sequences in multi-cam in your source monitor. But if you already have your Cameras synced on the sequence that you are using as a source you can easily create the group clip.

    load the sequence. Go to the closest start point of each clip where they overlap and match frame. This will set an in point on the master clip. Then select both clips in the bin (so they are the only clips highlighted) and go to bin -> group clips and group clips by in point. This will create a new .grp master clip that you can load into your source and view with quad split.

  • Dan Crouch

    December 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for the post’s guys,
    I see the answer is no in this case.

    I have the groups already made up, but they have been sorted for me to watch with markers etc in sequences.

    Thanks for the post’s, much appreciated.

  • Juris Eksts

    December 2, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    So I would assume that you have the video on 2 layers. You could apply 3d warp (from the Blend effects) to each clip to reduce the size and offset the video layers, to be able to see both pictures at once. That would keep the locators.

  • Dan Crouch

    December 9, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for the post’s guys.
    I think the simple answer is no.
    The workarounds a v helpful but to get rhough it quickly i have been simply matchframing back to the group clips and keeping an eye on ther locators.

    Lesson learnt for next time,
    Thanks again.


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