Launch Media Composer project with the camera footage loaded into project
NOTE - THIS WORKFLOW REQUIRES THAT ALL THE CAMERAS WERE JAM SYNCED TO THE SAME TIMECODE GENERATOR AND ALL CAMERAS HAVE MATCHING TIMECODE
Change the Media Composer Settings
Go to AVID Media Composer>Preferences
Click on the User Tab and then click on
Double click on the Composer Settings and change the Data Display
NOTE THIS IS A BUG YOU MIGHT HAVE TO DO THIS TWO TIMES BEFORE YOU SEE TWO ROWS OF BUTTONS AND DATA
Stay on the User Tab > Go to the Keyboard settings and double click on Keyboard
Keyboard settings will open. We want to map some commands to the keyboard as well as to the Composer Window
Go to >Tools>Command Palette or click on Command 3 or Control 3 (win)
Command Palette opens
Make sure you have Button to Button Reassignment selected
Then just drag whatever button you want to any open blank key or position on the composer window.
Go to the MCam tab of the composer menu and choose to set the Quad Split function to the source side of the composer window.
The keyboard should still be open and to bring it to the front of the application go to >Windows>Keyboard - MC
Then it is easy to drag the icon off the command palate and map it to the keyboard
Example of the keyboard mapping
CLOSE THE COMMAND PALETTE!! OR AVID WON'T WORK CORRECTLY
Open the bin containing the multi cam clips. Select the matching takes from the different cameras that shot the different angles of the scene.
Then go to Clip>Group Clips
Choose Source Timecode since all our clips have matching timecode
Will make a grouped clip with the following icon that looks like a quad split
Double click the grouped clip to load it into the source monitor
This is the quad display that will display all 4 camera angles
The Quad split display will be grey when audio is not following video.
The green icon will toggle from grey to green when audio follows video is selected so which ever shot is selected for video editing the audio will follow
For our example we are only using audio from the wide shot
Next go to >Composer>MultiCamera Mode
Click Play or spacebar- on the timeline and in the source window choose what camera to display. The green line underneath the camera angle shows what camera angle is shown in the timeline
When the timeline finishes playing it will show all the edits applied by switching active camera angles in the source window
If you want to change a clip in the timeline put the blue cursor on it and click the up and down arrows to change shots