[QUOTE]\nI've got Premiere Elements 2. I've used version 1 for multi camera edits\nso I expect that 2 will be the same.[/QUOTE]\n\nMSP here - I could never get used to Adobe products, although I'm struggling\nwith the changeover in MSP8\n[QUOTE]\nI have recorded using 3 cameras. If I line up the tapes at the beginning\nafter awhile they go out of sync - I assume that is something to do with\ntape stretch or just each camera being slightly different - but it is\nfairly erratic. I discovered that it is easier to line up the tracks using\nthe audio tracks - the clapper board approach.[/QUOTE]\n\nI've been pretty lucky. My two Canons stay synched to the frame for a full\none-hour tape. My little Sony has been used on occasions for a three-camera\nshoot, but it's only ever been run for 20mins at a time tops. That was\nbefore we realised the value of leaving all three tapes going so that we\ndon't have to keep resynchronising.\n\nIt's easy enough to deal with mismatched tape rates. Identify your master\nand secondary clips (master in my case is usually from the XL1, which has a\nbetter soundtrack if not better video than the XM1). Split the secondary\nsomewhere in the middle, and synch the first half of it with the primary\nusing a "feature" (door slam, camera flash) that occurs as close to the\nstart of the tapes as possible. On a different track, synch the second half\nusing a feature as close to the end of the tapes as possible. The two halves\nof the secondary will either have an overlap of a few frames or a gap of a\nfew frames. You need to even out this gap by spreading those extra frames\n(overlap) or missing frames (gap) across the entire tape clip, one frame at\na time. So if you have a 6 frame overlap on a one-hour clip, you need to\nlose one frame every ten minutes. If you have a one second gap you need to\nhave a one-frame gap every 2½ minutes (you'll still be one frame out at the\nend, but no-one will notice that).\n\nDuring editing, you can move the splits as you see fit - they don't have to\nstay in exactly the evened-out positions, as long as they are there.\n\n[QUOTE]\nI have one to do now of a play in fairly short scenes. I think it best to\ndo the scenes individually and make avis of each one then put the lot\ntogether at the end. I've got to work out though if it is best to use the\nsound track from just one camera and fit the video around it.[/QUOTE]\n\nThe one I did tonight (which prompted the start of this thread) is exactly\nan hour long with a half-hour set for the infants, five minutes for the\nmusicians, then 25 minutes for the juniors. I'll be OK with the DV tapes,\nbut the MD will need to be synchronised as described above.