About Multiclips

A multiclip is a set of clips grouped together and synchronized by a common sync frame. Each clip in a multiclip is known as an angle, and you can switch between angles as necessary. The angle whose video and audio is seen and heard when you play your sequence is called the active angle.

Figure. Diagram showing four angles of a multiclip, the active angle and the sync point.

Multiclips can be used to edit footage from multicamera shoots or other synchronized footage in real time. For example, if you shot a live concert with four different cameras, you can synchronize the angles together into a single multiclip and cut between them in real time.

You can also group unrelated footage together for real-time montage editing (such as for music videos). For example, if you are editing a music video, you could add several angles of abstract visuals and cut to those angles on specific beats of the music.

Working with multiclips in Final Cut Pro is a flexible and fluid process. While the active angle plays in the Canvas, you can also view all angles playing simultaneously in the Viewer. You can add or remove angles from a multiclip at any time, and easily adjust the synchronization between angles after you have created the multiclip.

Figure. Viewer window showing four angles of a multiclip with the active angle highlighted, and the Canvas showing the active angle.

Multiclips have the following limitations and requirements: