Concept

The multiclip functionality is an innovative tool that enables simultaneous access to the essence from up to four cameras with synchronous real-time processing and preview. The operator can instantly switch between different footages (so-called angles) so as to select the most suitable angle for use. Using the multiclip functionality allows you to greatly reduce your media preparation time.

A multiclip is an object containing up to four source clips in the same TV format.

Creating Multiclip

To create a multiclip, select up to four clips in the MOG or bin, then right-click the selection and choose the "Create a multiclip…​" command from the menu:

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The following "Multiclip Properties" dialog box appears:

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Note
When more than four clips are selected, only the first four will be included in the multiclip.

Presetting

You can set up the parameters for a new multiclip in the "Multiclip Properties" dialog box.

Synchronize Option

To synchronize clips on the timeline, the following methods are available: "In Point" and "Timecode".

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In Point

Angles are aligned using the In point of each clip as sync time:

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When the In point is not set, the start time of the corresponding master clip is used.

This is shown in the picture above: the first two clips are synchronized by their In points and the other two clips use their start time as the point of synchronization.

Note
You can only set the In point for a clip from within the ClipBin.
Timecode

Angles are aligned by their timecodes.

When this synchronizing method is used, the "Sync time" for clips is related to the clip with the lowest start time of its master clip:

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Caution
Please note, the synchronizing method cannot be changed after a multiclip has been created.

Multiclip Name

Enter the name of your multiclip into the "Multiclip name" field.

Choosing Location

When you have specified all the desired parameters, press the "OK" button to create the multiclip. The following dialog box appears:

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Choose the desired ClipBin and press the "OK" button. The newly created multiclip will appear in the defined ClipBin:

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A multiclip object is shown with a thick light-green frame. When selected, a multiclip is highlighted with a thick red frame. The multiclip name is shown in bold against the dark-gray background.

Important
Refer to the Previewing a Multiclip paragraph to learn about the multiclip viewing.

Multiclip Content Modification

Any clip included in a multiclip can be substituted with another one via dragging-and-dropping from the ClipBin.

Note
All clips must be in the same TV format.

To do this, open the multiclip in Clip Viewer and drag-and-drop another clip from the Roll or ClipBin to the desired clip’s position within your multiclip:

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If your multiclip contains less than 4 clips, you can add a clip in the same TV format to the empty clip’s position. To do this, drag-and-drop a desired clip to the empty area within your multiclip. A new clip can also be added to the next empty location within the multiclip, if any.

A new clip will be inserted into the multiclip according to the multiclip predefined synchronizing method.

Note
The clip with active audio/video angle cannot be substituted.
Important
Refer to the Handling Multiclips article to learn about multiclip active angles.