MultiCam Express Help
MultiCam Express lets you add unlimited video clips to the project and will apply the original project edits to the added clips, then export a new multi cam project as an XML file that can then be imported back into Final Cut Pro.
1. In Final Cut Pro, import a video file then add it to a new project. In the project, use the editing tools to make clip cuts and add captions (subtitles) to the clip.
When finished editing in Final Cut Pro, use the File > Export XML... menu item to save an exported XML file:
2. Open the MultiCam Express app, and drag the saved XML file into the main window:
By default, MulitCam Express will automatically load the edited video source file into the main window.
3. Drag and drop additional videos below the edited video in the main window:
These videos will be added to the Final Cut Pro timeline and existing edits and captions will be applied to them when you export the project XML file.
4. Click the Export MulitCam File button and save the new multi cam XML file.
5. After the XML file is successfully exported from MultiCam Express, use the Import Into Final Cut button to automatically open the new multi cam project in Final Cut Pro:
MultiCam Express provides a group of options that you can use to change the application behavior:
Some dialog windows and alerts will include an option to stop showing them, which you may select as desired. Click the Reset "Don't Ask Me" Warnings button to reset these hidden dialogs.
Automatically load video file when opening XML file
When importing a Final Cut Pro XML file, this option will allow MultiCam Express to automatically add the edited video file into the main window for exporting. Uncheck this option if you want to manually add or replace the original video file that was edited in Final Cut Pro.
Export Asset Files
When exporting the multi cam file, MultiCam Express provides options to direct Final Cut Pro to either copy the added video files into the project library, or to just leave them in place as a reference from their existing locations.
Add File Name Prefix
When saving an exported file from MultiCam Express, you will probably not want to overwrite your original XML file. Using a file name prefix helps you avoid this. You can choose to not use a file name prefix, but will want to save the exported XML file in its own folder.
Modify Project Name
Checking this option will allow you to rename the original project name within Final Cut Pro. Leaving this unchecked will leave the Project Name unchanged.
Modify Event Name
Checking this option will allow you to rename the original project event name within Final Cut Pro. Leaving this unchecked will leave the Event Name unchanged.
Modify MulitCam Name
Checking this option will allow you to rename the original project multi cam name within Final Cut Pro. Leaving this unchecked will leave the Multi Cam Name unchanged.
Use XML Format
Checking this option will allow you to change the XML format of your exported XML file. Leaving this unchecked will cause MultiCam Express to export the XML file using the original XML file format.
Video Format Settings
Use Non-Drop Frames (NDF)
This option will set the assets frame options in the XML file to use NDF. Leaving this unchecked will set the assets to use Dropped frames. Learn more here.
This option will set the role tag of the video files when importing the XML file back into Final Cut Pro.
This option will set the role tag of the audio files when importing the XML file back into Final Cut Pro.
MultiCam Express allows you to reorder, edit, and remove project captions in the exported XML file:
After opening your original Final Cut Pro XML file in MultiCam Express, open the Edit Captions window (Command T) to see any captions in the project file.
Drag and drop the captions to reorder them, or click on a caption to open the edit caption pop-up window.
Note that you can revert the captions to their original state using the Reset button at the bottom of the Edit Captions window.