I have layered up multiple clips of the same event in FCPX on the same timeline and synced the audio between clips.

I would like to view a certain layer at a certain point in the clip and select a few seconds of that clip to be visible, then switch to another layer, find another clip segment and make that visible. It would be very much like broadcasting live video where the director can select one or another camera and switch to that camera for broadcast.


Multicam clips do exactly what you're asking. There's a good tutorial on how to use them here.

  • well well.. whaddayaknow? another thing to learn in fcpx. #groan.. thanks, jason. =) – horace Apr 29 '14 at 4:18
  • and a question: do you know if there is a way to convert a project into a multicam clip? – horace Apr 29 '14 at 11:49
  • answer: no. gotta re-do the project as a multi cam clip. – horace May 18 '14 at 12:56

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