Blackbird supports multi-camera editorial processes. In this video, we will focus on a simplified workflow involving multiple individual camera sources where all audio is recorded on each camera. This format can include:

  1. All sources duplicated on isolated feeds.

  2. Mixed audio tracks.

  3. Each location audio source on its isolated feed (unmixed audio tracks).

When your files arrive in Blackbird, we recommend organizing them in a folder structure. It can be as simple as having folders for sources, multi-cams, and edits.

To sync your sources, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the sources you want to include in the multi-camera group.

  2. Right-click to open the contextual menu.

  3. Choose "Create Multi-cam" and select the sync relationship for the clips:
    • "Sync by Source Time Code": Use this if source time code exists on your clips.

    • "Sync by Source Time Code and Aux Time Code": Use this if source time code exists on your clips, but you need to use an auxiliary time code for more accurate sync due to issues like time code drift or significant time code offsets.

    • "Manual Sync": Select this if no time code exists on the source clips.

Once you make your selection, a new multi-cam clip will appear in your folder. You'll recognize it by the multi-cam icon on the clip, and it contains all the selected sources, as shown in the source monitor. These source thumbnails are sorted in either alphabetical or numerical order.

In our next tutorial, we will discuss the re-syncing of sources.