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Old April 30th, 2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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Editing scenes from 2 camcorders

Hi guys,

David here. I'm a novice and would greatly appreciate anyone's insight on this.

Let say I'm filming an interview between A and B. I'll be using 2 camcorders/2 tripods (one for each person).

What do you think is the most effective/efficient method to edit the footages in order to switch scenes while A or B are talking?

PS: I plan to edit this on Sony Vegas.

Thanks!

-David
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Old April 30th, 2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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I don't use Vegas but in FCP it's a job for the multiclip function. Very simple and highly effective.

Quick Google turned up this:

Adrian's Journal: Sony Vegas Pro 8 Tutorial - Multicamera Editing
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Old April 30th, 2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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Thanks Dom! You made my day!

That solved the problem.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 04:45 AM   #4
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I often shoot DV with multiple cameras, starting and stopping one of the cameras while the other one rolls.

I found that capturing footage using the program WinDV helped incredibly with syncing up the footage by creating time stamped files for each scene.

Just make sure to set the time correctly on the cameras!!!

I realize you have solved your specific issue but I hoped this program could be useful for someone else.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 02:31 AM   #5
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Thanks for the recording tip Laurence! Just made a note of it.

I assume that WinDV only applies to DV format? Both of my camcorders will be flash memories such as the Sony Cx150.
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Old May 9th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #6
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Look in to Pluraleyes which syncs multiple cameras based on their audio tracks. A friend has it and I have seen its results. I think it takes quite a while to analyze lots of clips, but it synched footage from a shoot with two DSLRs with a separate audio track on a Zoom H4n. It lined things up perfectly and probably saved an entire day of an editor lining things up individually.

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