Two cameras see more than one – MultiCam editing from MAGIX
The term "MultiCam editing" describes the ability to edit material from different cameras into a single video. Although this might sound simple, it proves to be quite hard with most other video editing programs.
In most non-professional programs, material from various sources is combined by hand, which is time intensive and requires a lot of patience. Synchronized scene sequences are crucial in order not to prove distracting during viewing. You may verify the fact that this topic is gaining in significance with your own eyes at just about any family reunion. The number of people with cameras filming the events rises year by year.
The basics of MultiCam editing dictate that all recordings have the same resolution and that no HD video is inserted between scenes with regular DVD quality. There are two ways of synchronizing recordings from different cameras. With visual synchronization, a prominent visual cue, such as a flash, is localized. This flash is then found on other video recordings, and then serves as a synchronization point for all sources. The difficulty lies in precise synchronization of all recordings. The second option is audio synchronization. Video editing software Movie Edit Pro shows just how easy it is to synchronously combine material from various sources with MAGIX.
Simple and effective MultiCam editing with MAGIX
With MAGIX Movie Edit Pro and MAGIX Video Pro X (in this version waveform synchronization can even take place automatically), a relatively complex topic in video editing is made playfully simple. MultiCam editing places the user in a position to easily set synch points in recordings made using different cameras in order to quickly conduct synchronization and then be able jump from one perspective to another.