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grading clips in multicam 23 Oct 2019 09:18 #102206

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I am editing some music videos which have multiple takes synced into a multicam clip and edited on the timeline. I usually go through each edit along the timeline and adjust colour and contrast, but I'm thinking I can save time by adjusting the clips in the multicam. However I can't seem to find a way to monitor the clips in the multicam while adjusting colour and contrast. I must be missing something simple - what should I do?

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grading clips in multicam 23 Oct 2019 09:37 #102209

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oh dear, I'm dumb - just realised I need to click on the small tv icon on each multicam clip to view it and grade at the same time...

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grading clips in multicam 23 Oct 2019 09:39 #102210

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You have to select your mc clip and open it (CMD+alt+O) and grade your clips there. You can have the mc viewer on or off.

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grading clips in multicam 23 Oct 2019 09:42 #102211

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The problem with this is you grade the whole clips including all the parts you may not use, which is not handy if you have a lot of exposure and color temperature changes.

I'm doing it right now for an event of 2 hours and it's a pain though still faster than grading each clip after the edit.

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grading clips in multicam 23 Oct 2019 12:05 #102213

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Another option; In your main Timeline, grade one clip, copy, select all the others from the same source that need the same grade, Paste Attributes to all of them at once.

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