Best Practice: Multi-Cam Editing with Nero Video

Series of five video tutorials showing you how to edit footage from a stage performance shot with four cameras which were recording continuously.

Access the playlist with the five tutorials as summarized below here:

Part 1: Stage Recording, Importing & Arranging Camera Sources
Introduces the background scenario of the recorded footage, shows you how to import and pre-trim the sources, and how to arrange the four camera sources in a multi tracks timeline based on shot priorities

Part 2: Match AV-Sync between Camera Sources
Shows you how to match AV-sync and have lip sync between the camera sources in four tracks.

Part 3: Match Color & Lighting between different Camera Sources
Shows you how to match color and lighting between the four camera source tracks.

Part 4: Use Master Audio, Intercut Scenes, Add Global Effects
Shows you how to use a master audio track, intercut scenes between the four camera source tracks, and how to add titles and global effects.

Part 5: Optimize Audio, Export Video, Watch Sample
The final part shows you how to optimize your master audio, how to export video for sharing to YouTube in good quality, and gives some tips for multi-cam live recording. Finally you will see the video of a stage performance of PopJazzChor Wiesbaden.

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How can I drag a sequence of clips in one track as a whole and this way synchronize edit points in Nero Video within two tracks ?

In Nero Video ‘Advanced Editing’ there are different tools available that will help you multi-selecting clips in one or more tracks, so that you can drag them to the desired position in the timeline.

Such tools can be accessed via the list of selecting/trimming tools at the right hand side of the timeline. Inside of the tool box just click on the little arrow bottom left of the box.

2. select track tool

Marquee Tool

The ‘Marquee Tool’ allows you to draw a selection mark around clip sequences in one or more tracks of the timeline so that you can drag sequences of clips without losing your already made edits inside of the selection. This tool is pre-selected in the tool box.

1. click on the ‘Marquee Tool’
2. mark the clips that you want to move
3. select the ‘Standard Tool’ again
4. drag the sequence of clips to the wanted position

1. marquee tool

2. select & move

Select Track Tools

There are also more selective track selection tools associated to one track only, so that you can drag sequences of clips without losing your already made edits inside of the track. To access the options click on the small triangle located in the tool box bottom left.

  • mark all clips in the given track
  • mark only those clips located right of the selected clip
  • mark only those clips located left of the selected clip

Click on one of the tools and follow steps 2-4 as already described under ‘Marquee Tool’.

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DIGITAL LIFE MADE EASY (5) – How much Performance does my PC need for Video Editing?

Our digital life should make many things easier. In reality, however, this means that it will only really become easier if you understand the basic concepts behind the digital world.

In this blog, we will look at the question: How much performance does my PC need for video editing?

As there are many different components involved in the editing process, this is not an easy question, indeed. Hard disk speed, RAM, CPU, graphics card and more influence it. Last but not least, source formats, the complexity of the video project, and the desired output format also play an important role.

Basically, one should ask oneself which material one wants to use to create which projects in order to approach the question of the performance of one’s own PC.

Full HD Video (AVC H.264) does not place extraordinary demands on the performance of a current PC, as long as you only work with a few tracks and few effects and do not create projects that last for hours. But be careful: it’s the details that matter. The format of the source video (bitrate, frame rate) can make the difference.

Basically, the higher the bit rate, the higher the frame rate, the more compressed the video codec and the more tracks you use, the higher the performance requirements will be. A PC configuration with an Intel Core i5 from the 6th generation (or comparable AMD CPU) and 4 GB RAM should be the minimum. For large projects and complex formats, more RAM (8 GB or 16 GB) and a stronger CPU are recommended.

The data throughput of the hard disk on which the program runs and on which the data is stored is also important. Many notebooks without an SSD hard disk have relatively slow hard disks with 5400 rpm. This can become a bottleneck. In case of doubt, the upgrade via SSD can help. With the graphics card, you should make sure that it is capable of hardware-based encoding and therefore renders a good 5x faster than with software-based rendering (Intel Quick Sync Video, Nvidia Cuda/NVENC, AMD App Accleration).

With 4K Video (AVC H.264) you already reach the limits of many systems, even if you only work with a few tracks. 4K Video has a resolution four times higher than Full HD and a higher data rate. Here you should invest in a powerful system: SSD at least as program partition, fast hard disk for the data, CPU from Core i7 upwards and 16 GB RAM. Hardware-based rendering of the graphics card is also a must.

HEVC video is already supported in the last generations of the iPhone, while it is only slowly making its way into dedicated photo/video cameras. HEVC is a very powerful but also highly complex compression format.  HEVC (H.265) requires only half the storage space of AVC and can simultaneously produce higher quality video signals than AVC. As a rule of thumb, take the 4K AVC system performance as the basis for HEVC Full HD and upgrade to 4K HEVC again. For HEVC 4K, the fastest is just good enough.

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How can I check and modify the Order of Titles for Playback on my DVD Disc Menu?

Nero Video authoring module has three access points that help you checking the playback order of your titles.

1. The content screen allows you to import and sort the order of video titles on your disc. Via drag & drop or context menu, you can modify the playback order.

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2. Within the menu selection screen via “Customize” and “Advanced Editing”, please check the order and linkage in “Poperties: Button” and the dropdown menu under “Link to”.

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3. Finally, the preview window allows you to verify navigation and playback of titles in your disc menu, just like they will be played back on the DVD Player in your living room. If you find any mismatches here, please go back for modifications under #1 or #2.

TITLE _ORDER_3

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Nero Streaming Player Version iOS 1.2.18 / Android 1.0.78 

We have listened to your feedback, so check out the great new features. And of course we swept the yard and fixed some bugs.

  • Now, stream to your Chromecast device directly, from both your mobile device as well as via Nero MediaHome 2019 on your PC
  • We made it easier for you telling us your problems and suggestions via the more convenient feedback function
  • Check out the video tutorial and FAQs via the info page
  • Now, go to other Nero mobile applications with just one click!

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