How to log multicam media
Log multicam media, see how to set up and use the basic functions of a multicam edit in Forscene, and learn how logging media differs with multiple clips.
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You should be familiar with the play window and logging in Forscene before attempting multi-cam logging. Watch the tutorial videos to get up to speed! You can view and log media from up to 18 synched cameras simultaneously in Forscene.
To access multi-cam logging, select the standard edit option on your start page for high memory editing. To begin working in multi-cam, open the file window and navigate to the folder containing the clips with corresponding time code.
Select the media that you would like work with either by holding down Shift and clicking, or by lassoing your selection. Right click the highlighted clips to open a menu and select “create multi-cam”. This will create a new multi-cam clip containing all the selected clips.
This new multi-cam clip will have this icon in the top right corner of the thumbnail and it will have the editable title of “new multi-cam”. Type to enter a new name for the multi-cam clip. Double click or drag the multi-cam clip into the play window to view. The left side of the multi-cam play window displays the synched cameras from left to right.
You can have any number of cameras in your multicam sequence – from 3, to 11, to 18. Multi-cam clips will automatically be time code synced. This rarely needs changing but can be adjusted if necessary.
Leave a message in support chat if you need assistance with adjusting sync. If you have more than 10 multi-cam clips it is advisable that you adjust the playback frame-rate of the camera views. You can choose whether to play the camera views at full, half or a quarter frame rate, depending on your Internet’s bandwidth. Talk to your Account Manager for more information on how to do this.
Click on a camera’s display to select that camera view, so it will be displayed in the main play window on the right. The navigation bar will reflect that camera’s tracks and the audio from that camera will playback through your speakers. Click the main camera window or press insert to start playback.
Change the selected camera either by clicking on another camera’s view, or by typing the camera’s number on your keyboard. You can do this while the video is playing. Right click the audio monitor button to open the multi-cam configuration menu allowing you to monitor which audio tracks you want to hear with which camera during playback. Use the padlock at the top of this window to lock your audio playback selection, so that even if you change camera views, the playback selection won’t change.
Other than camera selection, the multi-cam play window supports the functionality of Forscene’s standard play window.
Watch the tutorial videos for a full demonstration.
Logging with multi-cam media is very similar to the standard logging demonstrated in our logging tutorial, except for camera selection. When logging multi-cam material, your logging metadata is automatically associated with the camera selected in the main play window. So that camera number will reflect in the camera column in the logging window. But this can be changed. Hold down control and press any number key to change the selected camera while logging, or hold control and the zero key to select all cameras. The number in the camera column updates as you select the new camera.
After you have completed a logging entry, right click the camera column to change the selected camera, or choose multiple cameras to associate with your metadata.
You can choose any combination of cameras, or all cameras. Right click to make multiple selections, left click to select and close. Logging can be dragged to the record window to create a sync pull. Watch the “How to work with logged media” tutorial to see how to print and export your logs.