DaVinci Resolve terms

Multicam Source Syncing

Syncing multiple camera sources for multicam editing based on timecode, in/out points, or audio waveforms.

What is multicam source syncing in DaVinci Resolve?

Multicam source syncing in DaVinci Resolve is a feature that allows users to synchronize multiple camera angles or shots in a single timeline. This is particularly useful in post-production editing for events that are shot with multiple cameras, such as concerts, interviews, or any situation where multiple perspectives are captured simultaneously.

The multicam source syncing feature in DaVinci Resolve uses audio waveforms, timecodes, or in/out points to align the different camera angles. Once the sources are synced, the editor can easily switch between the different camera angles while maintaining perfect synchronization. This greatly simplifies the editing process, allowing for a more efficient and streamlined workflow.

How to sync multicam sources in DaVinci Resolve?

To sync multicam sources in DaVinci Resolve, you first need to import all your footage into the media pool. Once you have all your footage, you can create a new bin and move all the clips you want to sync into that bin. Then, select all the clips in the bin, right-click, and choose "Create new multicam clip using selected clips". A dialog box will appear where you can choose how you want to sync the clips. You can choose to sync them based on timecode, sound, or in/out points.

After you've chosen your sync method, click "Create" and DaVinci Resolve will create a new multicam clip in your bin. You can then drag this clip onto the timeline and start editing. To switch between different camera angles, you can use the "Cut" and "Switch" tools in the toolbar. Remember to save your project regularly to avoid losing any progress.

Why is my multicam source not syncing in DaVinci Resolve?

There could be several reasons why your multicam source is not syncing in DaVinci Resolve. One common issue could be related to the audio. If the audio in your clips is not clear or loud enough, DaVinci Resolve might have trouble syncing the clips. Make sure that the audio in all your clips is clear and at a good volume.

Another possible issue could be the timecodes. If the timecodes in your clips do not match, DaVinci Resolve might not be able to sync them correctly. Check the timecodes in all your clips and make sure they match. If they don't, you might need to adjust them manually. Also, ensure that all your clips have the same frame rate, as different frame rates can cause syncing issues. Lastly, it could be a software glitch, try updating to the latest version of DaVinci Resolve or reinstalling the software.

Can I sync multiple camera sources in DaVinci Resolve?

Yes, you can sync multiple camera sources in DaVinci Resolve. This software has a feature called "Multi-Cam Editing" which allows you to sync multiple camera sources. This is particularly useful for projects that involve multiple camera angles or simultaneous recordings. You can sync the footage based on timecode, audio, or in/out points.

To do this, you simply need to select all the clips you want to sync, right-click, and choose "Create new Multi-Cam Clip Using Selected Clips". A dialog box will appear where you can choose your sync method and other settings. Once the multi-cam clip is created, you can edit it in the timeline just like any other clip, but with the added ability to switch between camera angles in real-time.

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