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  • Multicam Clip + Audition feature?

    Posted by Aaron Gentry on November 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I have played around with the audition feature in FCPX before, but havent really used it or relied heavily on it in a project until now. I have a project where I have a bunch of different people reading a bunch of the same lines. Normally, you just drag and drop a clip into another clip on the timeline and the audition feature will come up for you. Unfortunately, dragging a multicam clip into another multicam clip does not give me the audition feature option. It is greyed out. Any thoughts or ideas on this?

    Andy Reynolds replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago 5 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Noah Kadner

    November 2, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Yeah Audition does not work with Multicam. For that I would suggest cutting into the same timeline multiple takes and using disable/enable to present multiple options.


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  • Aaron Gentry

    November 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Thanks for the confirmation. Right now, I just use multicam as a quick way to marry my audio thats recorded separately with my video that has a scratch track – its not actually a multicam shoot. But I think Apple should definitely look into this. Id love to use audition in this way.

  • Noah Kadner

    November 3, 2015 at 1:44 am

    For that you should be using Compound Clips which can be used in Auditions. Multicams are for matching many different angles with multiple audio tracks.


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  • Aaron Gentry

    November 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Yea, I understand. I havent used compound clips much at all. I think it has something to do with when FCPX first came out, there was something about them that turned me off. And Multicam has been a breeze for matching audio with video. Nonetheless, seems like I will need to dig back into compound clips.

    Thanks for al the insight!

  • Aaron Gentry

    November 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Also, I have used multicam for 3 cam shoots. Love it.

  • Bret Williams

    November 3, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    To match audio with one angle, you use a synchronized clip. Those should be able to be used in auditions.

  • Aaron Gentry

    November 3, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    yep, I thought so. Thanks for the input!

  • Craig Alan

    November 4, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    multiple takes as connected clips or as inserts?

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  • Andy Reynolds

    August 11, 2023 at 12:19 am

    There is a way. But it is the way of the ninja.

    Create your multicam clip. Drop it onto a new timeline. Top and tail all the takes from clapper board to cut. Create new composite clips from each one of these edits. Name them take 01 take 02 etc. Go back to your main timeline and add take one (composite) where it should be, then drag ALL of the other takes at once and hover over take 01 and select add to audition.

    You then have your multicam as a series of takes. Go back to the original to do your colour correction and it should ripple out to all your selections.

    n.b. you can also do different foley and sound design for each take, and it will appear only when that take is selected.

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