Editing multiple tapes

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Bob Cap, May 23, 2005.

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    Bob Cap Guest

    I have a project that requires editing six tapes of an event. Each tape was
    shot at the same time from different positions. I have Vegas 5 for an
    editing program. Is there a better program for this type of editing?
    Something more like an A/B roll edit program? It sure seems like a lot of
    hassle to force transitions from track to track in Vegas.

    Any suggestions?
    Bob Cap, May 23, 2005
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    Jukka Aho Guest

    There's the United Media Multicam Plugin for Adobe Premiere, but it can
    only handle 4 sources at a time:
    Jukka Aho, May 23, 2005
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    For something like this, I'd recommend checking out a plugin called
    Excalibur at
    It's Multi-cam wizard is designed to handle up to 34 camera tracks :)

    Mike Kujbida, May 23, 2005
  4. A few options to do multicam editing:

    Avid Xpress Pro
    Adobe Premiere with the Multicam plug-in
    Apple Final Cut Pro


    Martin Heffels, May 23, 2005
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    Rôgêr Guest

    I've done 3 tracks in Vegas before and wasn't aware it was a big problem
    (six may be different). I put the main track at the bottom, stacking
    tracks on top in order of time allotted to the track - with the least
    used track on top. Just take out what I don't want to show starting at
    the top track, pull in the fader handles and presto chango it crossfades
    into the track below.
    Rôgêr, May 23, 2005
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    Cory Guest

    I've got what you're looking for.

    This is the software that "Jukka Aho" recommended. Yes, it only does 4 cams,
    but you have a couple of choices. You can either put in the 4 main cams and
    use the other two as extra footage and only use clips from them on the
    timeline when they're needed or you can edit 4 cams and then go back through
    and edit the other 2. (The first solution seems more logical to me.)

    Check it out. It's worth it...My auction comes with all the software you
    need...just a $75 upgrade from United Media and you don't need the hardware
    acceleration card.

    Cory, May 24, 2005
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    Mike Wilcox Guest

    I used the Ecaliber PlugIn for Vegas to do the one multicam project I
    have done. It can handle quite a few tracks (I want to say 16 or 24 but
    can't remember off the top off my head).

    Mike Wilcox, May 24, 2005
  8. Why the need for a plug-in?

    Jukka Aho mentioned this as well, am I missing something?

    I have Premiere Pro 1.5 and I have used 10 or 12 tracks and I know it goes
    much, much higher.

    Why would you need a plug-in?

    Tom P.
    Henry Padilla, May 24, 2005
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    Cory Guest

    You're talking about plain and simple video tracks. This multicam plug-in
    allows you to see 4 cams at a time and switch them like a live event, but in

    Cory, May 24, 2005
  10. Like Cory said :)

    Martin Heffels, May 24, 2005
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Makes doing things like a 10-camera awards show (all iso'd cameras) much
    easier. Read Timothy Duncan's article on it (extensive use of Excalibur
    which I recommended in my first response) at http://tinyurl.com/49lw9
    Besides, the OP said he was using Vegas so why not stick to options for the
    software he has instead of suggesting others.

    Mike Kujbida, May 25, 2005
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    The DV Show Guest

    The DV Show, May 25, 2005
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    hpeter Guest

    Pinnacle Liquid Edition Pro handles 9 simultaneous camera view. Once
    you synchronize the cameras the editing is so easy. Just play them all
    and click the apropirate camera and pinnacle will genrate the timeline
    with the sequence you specified. You can synch them by time code,
    marker, or marker in.

    Please do not confuse this with the number of tracks Pinnacle can
    handle (any number)


    I found this software more powerful and cheaper than Avid Pro. No need
    for multicam plug-ing as opposed to Premiere Pro.

    Hernando "Peter"
    hpeter, May 27, 2005
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