It’s the standard interview set-up these days: A main camera up front, a second off to the side for cutaways. Maybe a third to show some more environment.
But then you have to get all of those clips synched up in your NLE and that can be a hassle. If only you had more eyes to work on these edits … well, you do. Here’s a look at Plural Eyes from Singular Software. It’s a handy chunk of code that will automatically sync up the footage from multiple cameras quickly and easily.
Now, it isn’t cheap at $150, but it is available for most of the major editors out there like Final Cut Pro 7, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro and Edius. Thinking about it? There’s a free 30-day trial available which is what I used for the demo.
Thanks to Mike Roy up in New York for the lede on this one.
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