Re: Working with multiple cameras
- 100,000 gazillion percent agreed with Richard on letting the cameras
Tape is cheap compared to hours of an editor sitting there figuring
out which section of your footage matches which other section. Even
if you're doing it yourself, it's a waste of your time, where you
could be working on other projects or making THIS project better.
Leave the cameras running. If you need to, stand somewhere where both
cameras can see you and clap once so that both cameras get the sound
and both cameras see your hands come together. When it's time to
edit, load both 1-hour tapes fully to your drives, line up or
multiclip the claps and work from there. The time savings are well
It's not exactly on-topic, but here's a two-camera shoot I did with
Bre Pettis <http://brepettis.com> and Justin Day <http://blip.tv> =>
Same principle. Start the cameras, let them roll, drop all the
unwanted footage on the cutting room floor.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Richard Amirault"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J. Rhett Aultman"
> > So, now I have two camcorders, and this means that, light conditions
> > permitting, I'm doing more multiple-camera stuff. I just got done
> > stitching together most of the footage from my first major
> > piece, and I've been noticing how much of my time goes syncing up theeasy.
> > two cameras. Picking the right camera at the right time? That's
> > But every clip must by synced for both cameras before I can do that.whistles,
> > I'm lucky that this is a sporting event with a lot of referee
> > so I can use that to get two shots in sync, but it's still fairly.. until
> > tedious and time consuming. I'm curious...is there a better way to be
> > doing this? I realize now why it's so much easier to run all the
> > cameras to a common control room and have a director calling out the
> > camera to switch to.
> Another technique is to start both cameras .. and LET THEM BOTH RUN
> either the tape runs out or the event is over.fine for
> That way you sync up once, at the beginning, and then it should be
> the whole tape. Depending on the type of shoot you may end upthrowing away
> (editing out) a LOT of footage .. but it is a valid technique.
> Richard Amirault
> Boston, MA, USA