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Old November 6th, 2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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Multicamera Question

Its seems that when you use the multicamera editing setup in Vegas 8 that it strips away all effects and crop/panning you've done to the events.

I have footage from two different cameras and need to color correct to match them up (as closely as possible), and I'd like the multicamera editor to keep that information.

Is there any way to do this without having to pre-render the tracks?

So far, I much prefer the Vasst version of multicam editing.

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Old November 6th, 2007, 12:15 PM   #2
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Color correct the MEDIA in the Project Media instead. That will affect that media wherever it is on the timeline.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 12:38 PM   #3
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As they say, you learn something new every day. THANKS, Edward.

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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #4
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Color correct the MEDIA in the Project Media instead. That will affect that media wherever it is on the timeline.
I had a problem recently on a graduation shoot, where depending on which part of the stage I was shooting, the CC needed to be different. So I couldn't CC the media. I had to split the multicam up on the timeline and assign unique tracks to each "part" that needed different CC. This was a royal PITB to do because after using the Vegas multicam to make the edits, I had to manually go through and pull down every other cut (two cam) to put those cuts on the video track that had the CC applied.

Is there any multicam tool that leaves CC on the events after multicaming .... OR that leaves the events on their track so that the CC can be applied on the track level and not event or media level?

I've demo-ed VASSST's US and Ed's Excalibur but that was back when I was only trying to find a solution for quick pan& crop for 100+ media files (then I needed to adjust manually the fx that zoomed into nothing, or panned away from subjects).

I never did make up my mind on those, but now I have the multicam problem solved using hte manual Vegas hacks described above and would like to save myself lots of edit time before I launch into my edit backlog on the 4 recent multi-cam weddings I shot.
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Both Excalibur and Ultimate S will allow you to color correct on the specific events and the color correction will be copied to the master track. None will (or can) use effects at the track level.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #6
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Both Excalibur and Ultimate S will allow you to color correct on the specific events and the color correction will be copied to the master track. None will (or can) use effects at the track level.
So do both scripts discard any CC applied to the track level after they perform the multicam edit? Or does track level CC not even come into the picture for multi-cam (ie is not affected)?
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Track Level effects cannot be used. There's multiple reasons but here's an important one:

When the process is finished, you get a "Master" track that has all events from the chosen cameras. If you copied track level effects from each camera track (or ANY camera track) to the Master track, that effect would then apply to ALL cameras.

Using the script versions, you can apply effects at either the event or media level and it will be applied correctly to the Master track.

Using the built-in multi-cam in Vegas Pro 8, you're limited to media level effects.
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