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Old April 10th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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Combining 2 cameras in Pinnacle 12

I asked this question in the AUDIO forum, because it dealt with Audio, but I'm also thinking it belongs here:

I shoot my daughters dance recital, using 2 cameras
1. Camera A - Tight shot that follows the action; Camera B - Static wide shot, the cameras are located next to each other
2. The recital has about 60 numbers, I start/stop the tape(s) between each number so that each number is in its own "scene" during Post
3. Just before the crowd hoots-and-hollers I "click" right between the two cameras which puts a sharp spike onto the Audio waveform

During Post, I import both tapes
4. So now I have Scene 1A and Scene 1B (camera A&B)
5. I locate the click on both audio tracks, I then Mark In to delete everything before the click
6. I output Scene 1A to an AVI file (lets call it Scene 1C)
7. I copy the audio track from 1A onto the audio track of 1B
8. I output Scene 1B to an AVI file (lets call it Scene 1D)

I now have two AVI files that are perfectly synched, and have the same audio track.
Now, you are asking WHY do I do this? I am self-taught on Pinnacle Studio 12, and
ff both AVI's are synched, I can easily mix them on the timeline.

My question for you all, is there a better way to do this? I don't see where Studio 12 lends itself to 2 separate AVI files mixed
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Old April 10th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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Re: Combining 2 cameras in Pinnacle 12

Have you seen this article?

Two camera edit for Pinnacle Studio

It looks like an extraordinarily difficult PITA compared to an NLE that has a multicam feature, but if you want to stick with Pinnacle....
"It can only be attributable to human error... This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error."
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