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  • Multi Camera 5D Mark II/III Interview

  • Randy Rubin

    January 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Hi All,

    I am doing a shoot utilizing 2 5D Mark II’s and 1 5D Mark III. The shoot is of a roundtable discussion. We will be able to accommodate stopping the conversation for slates at the end of 12min rolls.

    My big question is syncing the cameras for multi-camera editing in post. What is are some low/no-budget techniques to accomplish this? Feel free to just post links to sites.


  • Steve Kownacki

    January 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Start the cams rolling pointing to the middle of the table, walk in, put you hands in the center of the frame and clap your hands once. Line that up on your sequence.

    Use a slate if you need to look more pro, $50.

    Software like Pluraleyes.

    Personally I use a physical slate; 3 cams you have set up wouldn’t see an iPad slate.


  • Randy Rubin

    January 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Yep, thanks. Just read up a bit more on multi-cam editing and seems doable. I’ll be slating and either manually syncing in Avid or using PluralEyes.


  • Sareesh Sudhakaran

    January 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

    With DSLRs nothing beats slating. Higher-end cameras have genlock. – Workflow information and support for filmmakers, photographers, audiographers and videographers.

  • igor jovcevski

    January 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

    you can try Woowave Sync Pro. You may qualify for free license.

    tools for digital artists

  • Scott Sheriff

    January 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Use a slate. This is a basic skill that everyone should know.

    Scott Sheriff
    SST Digital Media
    Multi-Camera Director, VFX and Post Production

    The Affordable Camera Dolly is your just right solution!

    “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” —Red Adair

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