Shoot Expertise: Multicam Roundup: Part 2

Digital Content Producer By Jan Ozer multicamComparing NLE multicam performance and quality. Save a link to this article and return to it at www.savethis.comSave a link to this article and return to it at www.savethis.com Email a link to this articleEmail a link to this article Printer-friendly version of this articlePrinter-friendly version of this article View a list of the most popular articles on our siteView a list of the most popular articles on our site In the May issue, I compared the multicam features and usability of Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1, Avid Xpress Pro HD 5.2.4, and the VASST infinitiCam plug-in for Sony Vegas 6.0d. This article focuses on performance and quality of these apps, and summarizes my findings. I'll describe the test projects as I go along. First, to test rendering performance, I built a one-minute multicam project in each editor, using four streams of HDV concert footage and changing streams every five seconds. Then, I rendered the project back to HDV format, as you would if you were writing the edited footage back to tape, and then a one-minute DV file, which might be appropriate for DVD authoring. read more...

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